Elias Latham

Submitted by Robin Sterling

The Blount County Journal,
15 Dec 1911

Good Man Gone To His Reward

On last Friday morning at his home near McLarty, Mr. Elias Latham, one of this county's best and most highly respected citizens, passed peacefully away at the age of about 66 years. Friends who talked with this good man a few hours before his death say that he was perfectly resigned and talked freely about the Sweet Home over there. Deceased, who fought gallantly throughout the Civil War was indeed a man of fine type. He was a consecrated member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, at Pleasant Grove, and his death is a source of great sorrow to his friend and loved ones. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. B.F. Hollind, Saturday afternoon, after which his remains were tenderly laid to rest at Brooksville. The Journal joins countless friends in extending sympathy to the bereaved wife and four children, who are left to mourn their loss.