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Mary Latham (9-29-16) service 10-3-16

Mary Lorelle Bledsoe Rodgers Latham passed away on Thursday, Sept. 29, after a brief illness.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lynn and Gladys McKnight Bledsoe; her husband, Robert Ashley Rodgers Sr.; her brother, Bobby Lynn Bledsoe; and her sister Betty Bledsoe Piper. 
She is survived by her husband, Roger G. Latham of Counce; children, Cynthia Rodgers Reding (Greg) of Memphis; Martha Rodgers Griffin of Memphis; Kaye Rodgers Cathey of Dyersburg; Robert Ashley Rodgers Jr. of Franklin, Tennessee;  grandchildren, Ashley Reding Oldham (Neal), Adam Reding (Natalie Fotopoulos), Alexis Griffin Roman, Jacob Griffin, Zachary Cathey; three great-grandchildren, Mary Addison Oldham, William Oldham and Alyvia Cunningham Cathey; her sisters, Jane Bledsoe Davis (Andy) of Dyersburg and Judith Bledsoe Bailey (David) of Richmond, Virginia; along with several nieces and nephews.
Mary was a long-time member of First Baptist Church, Dyersburg, active in the Ida Guthrie Life Group Class Sunday school class. She joined First Baptist Church, Counce, in 2016. She was a member of the Dyersburg Garden Club, the community Bible study and a church book club.  Employed by Colonial Rubber, Dyersburg, and Dunavent Enterprises in Memphis for several years, Mary is best known for her ownership of Blackberry Hill Catering, which she founded in 2003 with her daughter Kaye Cathey. Always the gracious hostess, Mary’s house was the center of many family reunions during the years.
She will be greatly missed by her family and friends, all who experienced her love and kindness.
The funeral service was held on Monday, Oct. 3, at Curry Funeral Home. Burial was at Fairview Cemetery. Officiants were The Rev. Mike Hickman and The Rev. Dr. David L. Bailey Jr.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church (Dyersburg) building fund.
Arrangements entrusted to Curry Funeral Home, 1984 St. John Avenue, Dyersburg, Tennessee 38024.  Online condolences may be made to the family at

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