Obituaries of Baseva Lazarus from Valdosta Daily Times (Georgia) in 1930

header of obituary from newspaper Obituaries for Baseva (Pearlman) Lazarus of Valdosta, Georgia from 1930.

Citation 1 (7 Feb 1930)

"Mrs. Lazarus dies at Valdosta home", death notice of Seea Lazarus, 7 Feb 1930 (Friday), page 5; Valdosta Daily Times, newspaper; Lowndes, Georgia, United States; microfilm at Valdosta State University Library.

Citation 2 (8 Feb 1930)

"Funeral rites for Mrs. Lazarus", funeral notice of Sheva Lazarus, 8 Feb 1930 (Saturday), page 5; Valdosta Daily Times, newspaper; Lowndes, Georgia, United States; microfilm at Valdosta State University Library.

Transcript of Feb 7 [paragraphs and lists added]

Mrs. Seea Lazarus, 81 [born about 1849], died at her home here early last night [6 Feb], after a long period of illness. Funeral services were held here this morning [7 Feb] at the synagogue [Temple Israel], and the funeral cortege left for Thomasville, where interment will be today [7 Feb]. The last rites, arrangements for which were in charge of McGowan, Ousley and Dasher, were conducted by Rabbi M. Miller, of the Jewish faith.

Mrs. Lazarus is survived by seven sons and four daughters. All are well known in Valdosta, where a number reside here.

The surviving sons are Messrs.

  • Sam, 
  • Harry, 
  • Phillip, 
  • Goodman, 
  • William, 
  • Joel [Israel?], and 
  • Joe Lazarus.

The daughters are

  • Mrs. Sadie Michelson,
  • Mrs. Freada Rosenberg,
  • Mrs. Rheba Berhman [Bohrman] and 
  • Mrs. Jelda [Zelda/Jenny?] Kalon [Kalin].

Mrs. Lazarus was one of the best known ladies of the city. To all her acquaintances in Valdosta she was familiarly and affectionately known as "Mother Lazarus", and her kindness of heart, gentleness of spirit and charitable disposition won her the affection of all with whom she came in contact. She had been in very poor health for some months, growing better at times and then relapsing, but always losing strength. Her death was not unexpected, and nearly all of her children were with her when then end came.

Mrs. Lazarus had been a resident of Valdosta for more than two decades [since before 1910] and was well known.

Following the funeral services at the s[y]nagogue, the funeral party left for Thomasville where interment will be in the Jewish cemetery [B'nai Israel Hebrew cemetery at the intersection of Vine and Chestnut streets].

Transcript of Feb 8 [paragraphs and lists added]

Funeral services for Mrs. Sheva Lazarus, whose death was announced yesterday [7 Feb], were held at the synagogue [Temple Israel] yesterday morning. Interment was yesterday afternoon at the Hebrew cemetery [B'nai Israel] in Thomasville [Georgia].

Mrs. Lazarus, who was born in Sadiva, Russia, moved to this country twenty-five years ago [about 1905]. Her first home was in Quitman [Georgia], but the family moved to this city nearly thirteen years ago [around 1917], and it has been her home ever since [through 1930].

Mrs. Lazarus was a devout adherant to the orthodox rites of the Hebrews. She was known for the kindness of her heart and her many acts of charity and was deeply beloved here.

Twelve children survive her:

  • Messrs. Phillip and Israel Lazarus of Quitman;
  • Messrs. Sam, Joe and Harry Lazarus of Valdosta;
  • Mr. Will Lazarus of Jacksonville [Florida];
  • Mr. Louis Lazarus of Louisburg, North Carolina;
  • Mr. Goodman Lazarus of Raleigh, North Carolina;
  • Mrs. Max [Reba] Boh[r]man of Lake City [Florida];
  • Mrs. Abe Levinson [possibly a mistake, as Feb 7 obituary lists Jelda Kalon, which is likely Mrs. Abe Zelda Kalin],
  • Mrs. Will [Freda] Rosenberg, of Jacksonville; and
  • Mrs. Dave [Sarah] Mickleson of Perry [Florida].

Mrs. Lazarus is also survived by fifty grand children and eighteen great-grandchildren.