Frank Mitchell Flanders, 83

by | February 28, 2011 4:12 pm

Frank Mitchell Flanders, age 83, of Swainsboro, died on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011, at the Candler Hospital in Savannah, after a brief illness. Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 28, 2011 at 2 p.m. in the Peebles-Curry Memorial Chapel with Elder Tommy Rountree and Sheriff Tyson Stephens officiating. Interment followed at the Peterson Family Cemetery in Montgomery County at 4 p.m.

   Pallbearers were Don Flanders, Dr. Dorsey Flanders, Sheriff Tyson Stephens, Henry Gambrell, Robert Hone, Johnny Mills, Henry Flanders and Mike Lisenby.

   Mr. Flanders was a native of Emanuel County and served as a Second Lieutenant in the US Marine Corps during the Korean War. He was a member of the America Legion Post No. 103, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Lanier-Moore Post No. 5745 and a member of the First Baptist Church. He was a banker, businessman and an entrepreneur

   He was preceded in death by his parents, William Henry and Mattie Moring Mitchell Flanders.

   Survivors include two daughters, Mattie Moring Hon of Columbia, Mo. and Janet Carolyn Johnston of New York City, NY.; one son, John Coleman Flanders of Swainsboro; one sister, Luck Flanders Gambrell of Atlanta; one half-sister, Margaret Oglesby of Statesboro; one step-sister, Anna Garrison Smith of Swainsboro; one half-brother, Henry Flanders of Birmingham, Ala.; and three grandchildren, Carissa Moring ( Michael Neal) Bratschun, Robert Mitchell Hon and Ala Joanna Johnston.

   Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors was in charge of arrangements.

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