Obituaries of Louis Lazarus from Valdosta Daily Times (Georgia) in 1947

header of obituary from newspaper Obituaries for Louis Lazarus of Valdosta, Georgia from 1947.

Citation 1 (17 Feb 1947)

"Death claims Louis Lazarus; funeral today", obituary, 17 Feb 1947 (Monday), page 3, col. 6; Valdosta Daily Times, newspaper; Lowndes, Georgia, United States; microfilm at Valdosta Lowndes County Library.

Citation 2 (18 Feb 1947)

"Louis Lazarus is laid to final rest", funeral notice, 18 Feb 1947 (Tuesday), page 4, col. 5; Valdosta Daily Times, newspaper; Lowndes, Georgia, United States; microfilm at Valdosta Lowndes County Library.

Transcript of Feb 17 [paragraphs and lists added]

Louis Lazarus, 64 [born about 1883], of Moultrie [Georgia], died Sunday [16 Feb] morning at 11 o'clock, in the hospital at that city, after a brief heart attack.

Born in Lithuania, Mr. Lazarus came to this section about 50 years ago [around 1897], and was a well known merchant. He was a member of the Valdosta Jewish Congregation [later known as Temple Israel], the B'nai B'rith [a Jewish fraternal and aid organization], and the joint Jewish Community Charity Fund.

Funeral services were to be held this afternoon [17 Feb] at 4 o'clock, with interment in the Jewish cemetery in Sunset Hill [Valdosta]. Rabbi Joseph Gallinger was to officiate.

Mr. Lazarus is survived by 

  • his wife, 
  • one son, 
    • Irvin Lazarus, of Albany [Georgia],
  • a daughter,
    • Mrs. [Ann] Lewis Garr, of Raleigh, N. C.;
  • five brothers,
    • Philip and
    • Israel, of Quitman [Georgia],
    • Will, of Sparks and
    • Sam and 
    • Joe Lazarus of this city;
  • three sisters,
    • Mrs. Max Bohrman, Lake City, Fla.,
    • Mrs. William Rosenberg, Jacksonville [Florida], and
    • Mrs. David Michelson, Perry, Fla.
  • Two grandchildren and a 
  • number of nieces and nephews also survive.

Sineath's Funeral Home [308 N. Patterson Street, Valdosta] has charge of arrangements.

Transcript of Feb 18 [paragraphs and lists added]

Funeral services for Louis Lazarus, who passed away on Sunday [16 Feb] at his Moultrie [Georgia] home, were held at Sineath's Funeral Home [308 N. Patterson Street] here yesterday [17 Feb] afternoon at 4 o'clock.

A large number of friends and relatives attended the services, testifying to the esteem in which Mr. Lazarus was held.

Honorary pallbearers were 

  • Harry Abrahams,
  • Al Siskind,
  • Abe Golivesky,
  • Nathan Friedlander,
  • L. C. Wade,
  • Mat [Nat] Zelkind,
  • H. A. Crosby,
  • I. B. Perlman,
  • O. F. Jones, and
  • J. B. Roberts.

Active pallbearers were 

  • Irvin Landey, 
  • Martin Esterman,
  • A. Taylor,
  • Henry Taylor,
  • Herman Rubenstein, and
  • Meyer Rhode.

Interment was in the Hebrew Congregational cemetery at Sunset Hill [Valdosta].