I am also researching the Lathem family from Floyd and Polk Counties, Georgia.
Today I found the following information of Larkin Timothy Lathem:
Larkin Timothy Latham, 58 years old proprietor of a Cave Spring service station, was found murdered on the floor of his station early Wednesday morning by passersby. Sheriff Mark Horton began an immediate investigation, but if clues had been uncovered they had not been revealed Wednesday afternoon. Funeral services for Mr. Latham were held this afternoon from the First Baptist church at Cave Spring with Rev. Gus Tilly, of Cave Spring and Rev. Tuck, of Centre, Ala., officiating. Interment was in the adjoining cemetery with Bisaner's Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Miss Roma Latham; six brothers, W. H. Latham, of Cedartown, J. F., Loyd and Gus Latham, of Rome, George Latham, of Armuchee, and J. T. Latham of Cave Spring; two sisters, Mrs. J. L. Nolan and Mrs. Fletcher Sanders of Rome; and one grandson. (The Cedartown Standard, September 7, 1939)
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