Obituary of Joe Lazarus from Valdosta Daily Times (Georgia) in 1957

header of obituary from newspaper 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.

Survivors include

  • his wife,
  • a daughter,
    • Mrs. Ben Solomon, Jacksonville [Florida];
  • two sons,
    1. Jack B. Lazarus and
    2. Morton Richard Lazarus, Valdosta;
  • two sisters,
    1. Mrs. Will Rosenberg, Jacksonville and
    2. Mrs. Max Bohrman, Lake City [Florida],
  • and two brothers,
    1. Israel Lazarus, Valdosta and
    2. 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.