March 25, 1952 - July 17, 2021
Rita was born in Dyer County, TN daughter of the late Thomas Harley and Mattie Ruth Green Gwinn from the Stokes community. She was a member of the Friendship United Methodist Church, where she was song leader & children's Sunday school teacher for many years. Rita loved utilizing her alto voice with the Crockett County Community Choir & enjoyed being with her circle of friends while doing so. She was a retired cafeteria employee with the Alamo City School System & former employee of Todd Uniform in Maury City, TN. Rita was known for her faithfulness to serve her church & her love for all of her family. She always put everyone before herself, loved doing for others, was an incredible baker as well as cook & always looked forward to any opportunity she had to entertain her family. Friends always reached out to her to bake for them during the holidays, & of course everything was always made from scratch, especially her homemade apple pies. Rita was preceded in death by both her parents, husband, Leon Latham & brother Rickie Gwinn. She leaves behind three sons, Terry Tull of Nashville, TN, Cliff Tull (Tina) of Dyersburg, TN , Shannon Tull (Terri) of Bells, TN, a daughter, Gina Rushing (Bucky) of Bon Aqua, TN, stepdaughter, Dr. Lisa Privett (Terry) of Friendship, TN , grandchildren, Michaela Young of Friendswood, TX, Jacob Gammons of Friendswood, TX, Roland Tull, Scarlett Wood & C. J. Wood all of Bells, TN, Caitlyn Smith of Friendship, TN, Hunter Privett of Friendship, TN, great grandchild Kinleigh Young of Friendswood, TX, sisters, Kay Gwinn Vernon & Donna Gwinn Muizers, both of Friendship, TN. Funeral services will be held on Monday July 19, 2021 at 12:00 Noon at the Friendship United Methodist Church with Mary Ellen Cochran officiating. Burial will follow in the Bellevernon Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Sunday evening from 5 to 8 P. M. and again at the church on Monday beginning at 10:00 A.M until funeral time. Pallbearers will be Chuck Fussell, Terry Haley, Jeffery Vernon, Ronnie Vernon, Jacob Gammons, Zackery Salera, Jim Rice, and Danny Gwinn, Honorary pallbearers will be Thomas Baker Miller, Pinkie Young and Burchel Gwinn. The family asks in lieu of flowers, that all donations be made to Crockett County NOAH, Neighbors Offering Assistance and Hope. Friendship Funeral Home 731-677-2673.
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