Mable L. Latham


Mable Hamm East Denton Latham, 89, of Columbus, passed away Friday November 24, 2017 at her home. She was born December 13, 1927 in Florence, Alabama to the late Armon L. and Minnie G (Simpson) Hamm.

Mable was a member of the East Columbus Christian Church and was an active member and helped found the Alanon groups in Columbus. She was a professional seamstress by trade and was the CEO of Columbus Sportswear. She also had worked previously as a substitute teacher.

Mable leaves behind a large and loving family of which she was very proud. She is survived by 4 daughters, Linda Jones and Kim Cox, both of Columbus, Judy Stall of Bloomington, IN and Irene (J.B.) Dulworth of Anderson, IN; 3 sons, Larry (Geraldine) East of Charlestown, IN, Terry East and Jerry F. Lamb, both of Columbus; a sister, Frances Hamm Caldwell of Columbus; a brother-in-law, Steve Sweet of Murfreesboro, TN; a sister-in-law, Frances M. (Killen) Hamm of Taylorsville; grandchildren, Chris Schultz, Tonya Kiel, Tommy Wysocki, Jodi Hacker, Cailey Jones, Jeff East, Travis East, Michael Wysocki, Amy East, Cori Thayer, Trevor East, Steven Cody, Joe Cody, Aaron Cody and Adam Cody; great-grandchildren, Brandon Bryant, Rogan Schultz, Jermaine Jones, Jr., Andrew Jones, Sadi Hacker, Emma Geilker, Shelby Geilker, Matthew Geilker, Owen East, Ella East, Anna East, Riyann East, Conner East, Jackson Shipley, Madison London, Austin Steenbarger, Donovan Davis, Kelsey Jones and Briley Jones; great-great-grandchildren, Carson Jones, Noah Shipley and Amelia Colon-Leon.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Joe East, Bedford Denton and Roy “Red” Latham; a son, Barry Joe East; 2 daughters, Patricia East and Bobbie Sweet; a sister, Artie Lou (Hamm) Lamb; a brother, Billy Hamm; and a great-grandson, Nathaniel Davis.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday November 28, 2017 in the Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home with Rev. Ron Bridgewater officiating. Following the service, she will be laid to rest in Garland Brook Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions in memory of Mable may be made to The Columbus Fellowship Club through the funeral home.

You are invited to light a virtual candle, view her video tribute and send a message of condolence to the family via the Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home website: