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Jethro Sumner Lattimore Jr.

LAWNDALE — Mr. Jethro Sumner Lattimore Jr., 85, of E. Main St., died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2003, at Haven in the Hills.

Born in Cleveland County Aug. 29, 1918, he was preceded in death by his parents, Jethro Sumner Lattimore and Luster Mary Southards Lattimore, as well as three brothers, Frank, Eugene and Sam Lattimore; and two sisters, Mildred Gold and Grace Dayberry.

He worked as a landscaper for the N.C. Highway Department before retiring and attended New Bethel Baptist Church. He also served with the Army during World War II in the Pacific Theater, receiving two bronze stars and a Purple Heart.

Survivors are a brother and sister-in-law, James A. and Mackie Lattimore of Lawndale; a niece, Norma Koch of Troy; and four nephews, Jimmy Gold of Shelby, Kenneth Dayberry of Miami, Fla., Jim Lattimore of Ft. Bragg, and Don Lattimore of Salisbury.

A graveside service will be today at 1:30 p.m. at New Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery, with the Rev. Ronell Owensby officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service and at other times will be at the home of James and Mackie Lattimore, 131 Ball Park Road, Lawndale.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Rutherford County, P.O. Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043.

Arrangements are being handled by Stamey Funeral Home.