Obituary of Louis A. Oppert from Dothan Eagle (Alabama) in 1936

start of obituary Obituary for Louis A. Oppert of Alabama from 1936 Dothan Eagle.


"L. A. Oppert dies", obituary, 4 February 1936 (Tuesday afternoon), page 1, col. 5; Dothan Eagle, newspaper; Houston, Alabama, United States.

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Early citizen of Dothan will be buried Wednesday morning.

L. A. Oppert, pioneer Dothan citizen, died at his home, 219 W. Crawford street, at 7:30 p.m. Monday [3 February] following a two weeks illness of pneumonia. He was 59.

Lon Oppert was born in Clayton [Barbour], Ala. in 1876 and moved to Dothan 47 years ago [around 1889], becoming one of this city's earliest citizens. He was a machinist and auctioneer and widely known throughout this section.

Surviving are

  • his wife;
  • two sons, Jamie and Louis Oppert;
  • several grandchildren;
  • a brother, J. M. Oppert, Ozark;
  • and four sisters,
    • Mrs C. F. Herring and Mrs Joel Tew, both of Headland;
    • Mrs Sallie Nichols, Center Hill, Fla.; and
    • Mrs Harriest Lazarus, Valdosta, Ga.

Funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday [5 February] at the Houston Funeral Home chapel with Dr. L. W. Dockery, pastor of First Baptist church, officiating. Burial will follow in Smyrna cemetery.

Pallbearers will be [list follows in original, but is not transcribed here].