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Lucille Latham Ledbetter
Wednesday, June 17, 2009 • Posted June 17, 2009

Lucille Ledbetter died December 15, 2008, at the age of 98 in Brady, Texas.

Lucille was born June 2, 1910, in San Saba County to William Tom and Bennie Mae Wever Latham. She grew up in the Deer Creek Community surrounded by Latham family members and attended schools in the Deer Creek Community, Fredonia, and graduated as valedictorian from Mason High School. She attended South West Texas State Teacher’s College in San Marcos.

She wed Robert C. Ledbetter on July 20, 1930, in Marietta, Oklahoma. Their union was blessed with two children. Her daughter and the joy of her life, Lea Anne came along to bless the marriage in 1941. Lucille, Robert and Lea Anne lived on the family ranch for many years before moving to Melvin.

She was a devout member of the Melvin Methodist Church and spent much of her time helping others. She loved her family, friends, entertaining, playing bridge and dancing!

She was preceded in death by her infant son on April 1, 1935, her husband Robert in 1971, her parents, Tom Latham and Bennie Mae Latham Anderson, her brothers Bill latham and Doke Latham and her sister Imogene Richards. She is survived by her daughter Lea Anne Sorrell, of Melvin, her grandson Sam Latham Sorrel and wife Jackie, and one great grandson Jack Latham Sorrel of Del Rio plus a host of nieces and nephews and their children, all of whom lovingly called her “Aunt Girlie.”

Memorial services to celebrate her beautiful life will be held Saturday, June 20, 2009, at 2 p.m at the Deer Creek Cemetery in the Deer Creek Community, founded by her great grandparents John ”Jack” and Elizabeth Caroline Couch Latham.

After the memorial, friends and family are asked to gather at the Latham Family Ranch house, where she was reared, for refreshments hosted by her nephew, Tom Latham, and his wife Vicki.

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