Emory John “E.J.” Lathan, age 80 of Mount Airy, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at his residence.
Born in Mount Airy, Georgia on March 09, 1942, he was a son of the late Dawson William & Dorothy Cash Lathan. E.J. was the owner/operator of G & L Upholstery with a career that spanned over 45 years. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing, and car racing. Most of all, he was a loving husband, dedicated father, & doting Papa who enjoyed precious time with his family. E.J. was a member of Welcome Home Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Carl Lathan; sister, Valorie Lathan Galloway; brothers-in-law, Gene Allen & James Gosnell; as well as father-in-law & mother-in-law, Hubert & Annie Sellers Loudermilk.
Survivors include his loving wife of 58 years, Sarah Sellers Lathan; children, Wanda Lathan Cantrell (Lee); Donna Lathan Taylor (Barry); John Lathan (Tabitha) all of Mount Airy, GA; grandchildren, Cody Cantrell, Tyler Cantrell (Rainen Wade), Sarah Cantrell, Drake Lathan (Hannah), Dawson Lathan, Addie Lathan, Carson Taylor, & Grayson Taylor all of Mount Airy, GA; sisters, Louise Lathan Allen of Mount Airy, GA; Betty Lathan Gosnell of Cornelia, GA; sister-in-law, Mildred Lathan of Cornelia, GA; as well as a large number of nieces, nephews, other relatives, & friends.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 30, 2022 at Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Chad Parham & Rev. Ricky McFarlin officiating. Interment will follow in the Hillside Gardens Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. & from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday.
Flowers are accepted or donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
An online guest registry is available for the Lathan family at www.HillsideMemorialChapel.com
Arrangements by Hillside Memorial Chapel & Gardens of Clarkesville, Georgia. (706) 754-6256