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Jane Latta Little

October 17, 1925 ~ August 17, 2019 (age 93)


Jane Latta Little, 93, of Dyersburg, died Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Harborview Rehabilitation Center. Born in Dyersburg on October 17, 1925, she was the daughter of Franklin Wallace and Ruth Fumbanks Latta.

Jane grew up on Troy Avenue in Dyersburg and attended the University of Mississippi. She returned home to wed, Robert Franklin Little, whom she met at the Dyersburg Army Base during World War II, on March 3, 1945. They were married for 67 years enjoying traveling and attending antique clock conventions.

A member of the Dyersburg Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Jane served for nine years on the Board of Trustees of the CP Children's Home in Denton, Texas. For many years, she enjoyed being a member of the Good Earth Garden Club.

Known for her talent and love of porcelain china painting, Jane was most proud when her pieces won blue ribbons at the Dyer County Fair. She was a member of the West Tennessee Porcelain Guild.

Jane was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her brother, Granger Latta, a sister Ruth Latta Leow, and a twin sister, Betty Latta Ratcliffe.

Survivors include her nephews and nieces: Richard Leow (Mary Sue) of Dyersburg, Tennessee, Everette Ratcliffe III (Catherine) and Latta Ratcliffe (Beverly) of Natchez, Mississippi, Lin Latta (Susan), Margaret Whorton (Mallory), Mary Watson (Paul), Betty Jane Rankin (Ron) of Piedmont, Alabama, and Jane Leow Costello (Frank) of Queen Creek, Arizona. She leaves many great and great-great nieces and nephews.

A memorial service, officiated by Reverend Annetta Camp, will be held at Dyersburg Cumberland Presbyterian Church Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 11:30 am. Visitation will be from 10-11:30 before the service at the church. Internment will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg, Tennessee.

The family would like to thank Jane's caregivers for the love and care given to her: Naomi King, Candice Morris, Evone Sieber, Carolyn Fowlkes, all the staff of Extendicare Home Health, Caris Hospice and Harborview Dyersburg.

Memorials may be given to Dyersburg Cumberland Presbyterian Church or to a charity of the donor's choice.

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