Betty Headley Latta

Betty Headley Latta was a compassionate and devoted mother, wife, sister, grandmother and child of God who peacefully departed this world at the age of 88, while living in Memphis, TN, on Friday, September 8, 2023, and arrived at her long-awaited, eternal destination to rejoice in paradise. Her battle with the progressive illness of Alzheimer’s over recent years provided a testament to her courage and strength to live life and love others to the fullest with every waking breath. Betty’s love for others and faith in the Lord transcended all worldly bounds as family and friends now celebrate the remarkable life she led on earth, and relish in the fact that she is having the ultimate celebration in a joyous reunion with her loved ones at the gates of heaven. Such family members who preceded Betty in death include: her first husband Horace Arthur Headley and their son Arthur Stacey Headley, Betty’s mother Dethel Honeycut Guy and father Arley Guy, Betty’s sister Vera Roberts and niece Cindy Mendenhall, as well as Betty’s second loving husband Billy Latta.

Betty was born and raised in Clanton, AL, and always remained close as she established her own family in Hueytown and Birmingham, then eventually retiring in Pell City. She is remembered for her numerous accomplishments along the way as a business woman, community developer, and eloquent leader. Betty was recognized for her dedication and achievements as an Executive Assistant at Southern Company Services for the majority of her career. In typical Betty-fashion, immediately following retirement she somehow got busier. Ambition was ingrained in her DNA. Betty was known for her capacity to multitask at the highest level, all while looking stunningly beautiful with every step. It would never surprise those who knew her that she could effortlessly bush hog 20 acres of rough terrain while somehow preparing a Thanksgiving meal, just in time for lunch in a single morning. Nevertheless, she always remained committed to her highest priorities by serving God and supporting her family. She never missed the celebration of a single birthday, and was an active member of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church of Cropwell, AL.

Without question, Betty loved the Lord and cherished the peace that comes from HIM alone. She orchestrated countless family reunions throughout her life that will remain memorable to all in attendance but are now miniscule in comparison to the everlasting homecoming she has received in heaven. She is survived by her loving family, Carol M. Headley (daughter-in-law) along with Doctor Doug Cound and his wife, Virginia Leigh Cound, sisters-in-law Fay Burnette and Doris Ingram, her husband DC Ingram and their son Todd Ingram, as well as grandchildren Arthur Miles Headley, Shelby Guy Headley, Virginia Leigh Cound and John Douglas Cound, and niece Mary Krause with her husband Glen Krause and daughter Kelsey Krause.

The service in remembrance of Betty Headley Latta took place in Cropwell, AL on Monday September 11th at 10:00 AM CST at Mount Pisgah Baptist Church located at 100 Mount Pisgah Drive, Cropwell, AL 35054. The visitation was before the funeral at 9:00 AM CST. Martin Funeral Home in Clanton, AL handled the burial arrangements. The graveside service was held after the funeral at the Martin Memorial Cemetery located at 2176 Yellow Leaf Road, Clanton, AL 35045. Any gifts of remembrance may be sent to Mount Pisgah Baptist Church for the advancement of His work.

Published by Legacy Remembers from Sep. 9 to Sep. 12, 2023.

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Need Head Count for Sept. 12, 2023 Meeting

Our retiree’s meeting will be held on September 12 at Sloss Furnace. We hope to have a large group. Entertainment will be provided by Jay and the Elders, which includes one of our own David Cooper, along with Cindy Freeman, Alabama Power Health and Well Being, as the keynote speaker. Also, food will be served catered by Full Moon BBQ.

Please notify Patsy Evans at [email protected] by Thursday, September 7th if you are coming, how many will be attending with you, and if you prefer PORK or CHICKEN. There is no need to respond if you cannot make it.

Hope to see you there. Lunch will be served starting at 11:30 AM

September 12th
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Sloss Furnace
20 32nd Street North

Next Meeting September 12, 2023 at Sloss Furnace


DATE: Tuesday, September 12

LOCATION: Sloss Furnace
20 32nd Street North
Birmingham, AL 35222

TIME: 11:30 p.m.– 2:30 p.m.

The meeting itinerary includes a band, complimentary lunch from Full Moon Barbeque, a Keynote Speaker discussing SoCo retiree benefits, and a tour of the museum and grounds.

SPEAKER: Cindy Freeman (SCS Benefits)
Alabama Power Health and Well Being

Jay & The Elders
(A local eight-piece band (which includes our very own
Jim Blackmon, SNC retiree, and APC retiree David Cooper),
performing songs from our youth.

Hope to see you there!