September 23, 2016
STARKVILLE — Helen Harpole Latimer, 98, died Sept. 21, 2016, at the Carrington Care Center in Starkville. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Welch Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Oddfellows Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to services. Ms. Latimer was born Oct. 14, 1917, to the late Mattie Lynn Harpole and Jefferson Davis Harpole in Philadelphia. She graduated from Philadelphia High School and MSCW. She was previously employed as a piano teacher in Philadelphia City School systems and was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church in Starkville. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, R. Bruce Latimer Sr.; brothers, Jeff Harpole and Hugh Harpole; and sister, Jennie Harpole Dees. She is survived by her son, Robert Bruce Latimer Jr. of Starkville; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.