Frankie Lathum’s Obituary

I transcribed this obituary from an issue of The Daily Standard of Sikeston, Missouri. I left the capitalization and spelling exactly how it appeared in the original publication. Frankie Lathum Service Monday MATTHEWS – Frankie Lathum, 60, farmer on route one, died of a heart attack, shortly after being admitted to the Missouri Delta Community…

Obituary for Lisa Ann Greer

From the web site of the Ponder Funeral Home, Sikeston, Missouri. Lisa Ann Lathum Born: October 22, 1962Died: March 11, 2014 Lisa A. Lathum, age 51, died March 11, 2014 at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, MO. Born October 22, 1962 in Sikeston to Otis and Merle McIntyre Greer who survive of Sikeston.…

Genevieve Smith Lathum

I was browsing the web site of the Sikeston Standard-Democrat today when I came across something that saddened me – an obituary for Genevieve Smith Lathum. In 2011, I corresponded with her husband DJ Lathum via Genevieve’s Facebook account about Stella Graham Martin and Nona Graham Lathum. DJ and Genevieve were very friendly to me…

Obituary: James Lathum

Published today in the Sikeston Standard-Democrat: James Lathum MATTHEWS -- James Franklin Lathum, 55, died Jan. 15, 2013, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 17, 1957, in Sikeston to the late Eber and Freeda King Lathum, he was a self-employed farmer and well driller. He was of the Baptist faith, and…

Obituary: Freeda King

In a sad coincidence, just as I posted an article mentioning Eber Lathum and his wife Freeda, I discovered that Freeda died this past Tuesday, 4 September 2012. Here is her obituary, which was published yesterday in The Sikeston Standard Democrat: Freeda Lathum Parker MATTHEWS -- Freeda Lathum Parker, 87, died Sept. 4, 2012, at…

Sunday Savage Social

Another visit with the Savages, but from the previous year,1951. MOREHOUSE NEWS Mr. and Mrs. Dan Graham[1] of Charter Oak, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Lathom[2] and Mrs. Ebert Lathom[3] and two sons of Sikeston were guests of Mrs. R. C. Savage[4] last Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Tom McKim of Bragg City, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde…

A Weekend With The Savages

This excerpt comes from the Morehouse, Missouri society section of the 29 May 1952 edition of The Sikeston Herald. MOREHOUSE Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Savage[1] had as guests last week-end[2] Mr. and Mrs. Morley Watts[3] and daughter[4] of Marshall, Ark. Mr. and Mrs. Steve Lathom[5] of near Sikeston, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Graham[6] of…

Nona Elizabeth Graham

The ninth child and sixth daughter of John and Matilda Graham was born on 7 December 1907 in Red River Township, Searcy County, Arkansas, and she was named Nona Elizabeth Graham. 1910 Nona was first recorded on the 1910 census at the age of three, living with both parents and her seven siblings on the…