Harry E. Flanders Sr., 90

by | February 23, 2005 12:00 am

THOMASTON—Funeral for Harry E. Flanders Jr., 90, was held Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Thomaston with Rev. Bill Barber and Dr. Edwin L. Cliburn officiating. Burial was in Swainsboro City Cemetery at 4 p.m. He died Feb. 16, 2005 at Providence Health Care in Thomaston.

Mr. Flanders was a native of Emanuel County and born in Swainsboro on Sept. 28, 1914. He was the son of the late Charlton F. Flanders and Anne May Shelton. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was superintendent of the Thomaston Water and Waste Department from 1956 to 1978. He received the William H. Weir Award from Georgia Water and Sewage Association in 1961. He also received an award for the most improved water facility in the United States from American Water Works Association in Toronto, Canada in 1964. He received the Herman F. Wideman Award from American Waste Water Association in 1966 for the best water treatment system and the outstanding service award from the city of Thomaston in 1977. Mr. Flanders was a member of First Baptist Church and an officer and member of the Men’s Bible Class. He was preceded in death by his wife, Julia Hunnicutt Flanders.

Survivors include his daughter, Harriet Hickman of Rapidan, Va.; two sons, Harry E. Flanders Jr. of Augusta; and James G. (Jim) Flanders of California, Md.; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Pasley-Fletcher Funeral Home of Thomaston had charge of arrangements.

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