A memorial highway dedication ceremony to honor the Latham family will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6 at the Catfish Bowl, located at 106 St. Mary Street in Pilot Knob.
State Representative Paul Fitzwater acquired the necessary 100 signatures to designate Route A from Route 49 to Route 32 in Iron and Reynolds Counties the "Latham Memorial Highway."
The memorial highway signs will honor both Opal and Edward Latham for the legacy of improvements they left behind for area travelers.
"My mother, Opal Latham, was a driving force behind getting Route A asphalted in the 1960s," said Ms. Shirley Harrell.
Harrell also explained that her father, Edward Latham, sold his land in support of improvements to Route A.