Obituary of Joe Lazarus from Valdosta Daily Times (Georgia) in 1957
Obituary for Joe Lazarus of Valdosta, Georgia from 1957.
"Joe Lazarus dies at 67 after attack", obituary, 4 Oct 1957 (Friday), page 5, col. 4; Valdosta Daily Times, newspaper; Lowndes, Georgia, United States; microfilm at Valdosta Lowndes County Library.
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Joe Lazarus, 67 [born about 1890], native of Russia, resident of Valdosta since 1919 and one of the city's better known business men died yesterday [3 Oct] afternoon soon after suffering a heart attack at his department store, at the intersection of Hill avenue and Ashley street.
- his wife,
- a daughter,
- Mrs. Ben Solomon, Jacksonville [Florida];
- two sons,
- Jack B. Lazarus and
- Morton Richard Lazarus, Valdosta;
- two sisters,
- Mrs. Will Rosenberg, Jacksonville and
- Mrs. Max Bohrman, Lake City [Florida],
- and two brothers,
- Israel Lazarus, Valdosta and
- Will Lazarus, Sparks [Georgia].
Funeral services, conducted by Rabbi Gorod, were held this morning [4 Oct] in the chapel of the McGowan Funeral Home [308 N. Patterson Street, Valdosta] with burial following in the Jewish cemetery in Sunset Hill [Valdosta].
Active pallbearers for the funeral were
- A. Golivesky,
- Leon Lazarus,
- William Landey,
- William Lazarus, Valdosta,
- Jake Lazarus and Henry Taylor, Quitman [Georgia].
Honorary pallbearers were
- W. J. Cowart,
- J. Pearlman,
- N. A. McRae Jr.,
- C. D. Turner,
- N. Friedlander,
- N. Polonsky,
- Dave Steigman, Valdosta, and
- A. Pincus, Quitman.
Mr. Lazarus came to this country as a young man and entered business here. He had remained here since that time.
He was a member of the Valdosta Jewish Synagogue [later known as Temple Israel] and the local Masonic order.