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obit of Alexander Lathrop Postlethaite
Posted by: dunbar peale Date: December 20, 2000 at 07:39:54
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This was the obituary printed in The Advocate Newspaper - Baton Rouge,LA 11/17/00

Alexander Lathrop Postlethwaite died Wednesday morning, Nov. 15, 2000 at his home in Baton Rouge. He was 88, a native of Natchez, MS and a longtime resident of Baton Rouge. Visitation at First Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, 11/21/2000, with burial in Natchez at a later date.

Survived by wife, Archer Ayres Bradford Postlethwaite; two daughters and sons-in-law, Stratton and Darrell Jones, Baton Rouge, and Cecil and John Beatrous, Mandeville; eight grandchildren, Robert Leonard, Jr., Alixe Leonard Craine, Lathrop Postlethwaite Leonard, Hayne C. Beatrous, Stratton R. Beatrous, Buck A. Beatrous, Surget Vidal Beatrous and Britton P. Beatrous; and four great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his first wife, Lisa Vidal Davis Postlethwaite; and parents A.L. Postlethwaite, Sr. and Cecil Rawle Postlethwaite.

He founded the CPA firm Postlethwaite and Netterville in 1949. Throughout his long and distinguished career, he was dedicated to the advancement of the accounting profession. He served as president of the Baton Rouge chapter of CPAs and president of the Louisiana Society of CPAs. He was chairman of many of the society's committees and is one of only nine persons to receive the society's Life Membership Award. On a natonal level, he served as a member of the Council of the American Institute of CPAs and was a member of the prestigious Derieux Committee. In 1999, Postlethwaite & Netterville celebrated its 50th anniversary and honored Postlethwaite at a reception hosted by the directors and staff of the firm. He was an alumnus of Sewanee (University of the South) and Tulane University. He was past president of the Downtown Lions Club, past chairman of the Salvation Army Advisory Board, a founder of the Baton Rouge Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association and active in supporting Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, United Way, American Red Cross, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, Woman's Hospital and East Baton Rouge Parish Council on Aging. He was an active member of First Presbyterian Church. He was also past president of the Baton Rouge Country Club.

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