Georgia Lawson Flanders (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Durden- Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Georgia Lawson Flanders, age 93, of Swainsboro, Ga., on Wednesday, February 11, 2009, at the Emanuel Medical Center after an extended illness. Funeral services are Saturday, February 14th, at 11 AM, in the Sardis Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Lindy Webb officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Flanders will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service. The family will receive friends at Durden-Hudson Funeral Home, Friday evening, from 6-8 PM. Pallbearers are Doyle Kersey, Alfred Riner, Al Lawson, Jr., Jay Lawson, Harry Martin, Danny Harrison, John Martin and Mickey Flanders. Honorary Pallbearers are Frank Flanders, Tom Lewis, Dickey Harrison and Wessie Flanders. Mrs. Flanders was a native of Emanuel County and was preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, Hugh Dorsey Flanders Sr., her parents Albert Wesley and Rosa Screws Lawson and her grandson Hugh Dorsey "Tracy" Flanders, III and two brothers; Alton B. Lawson and Carl Lawson and four sisters, Nona Bell Lamb, Sallie Lee Riner, Lucille Smith and Bertha Riner. Georgia Flanders was a bookkeeper by trade and worked in various jobs throughout her life. She worked at Hudson and Marhall Realty, Perry's Auto Auction and for numerous years at the Swainsboro Tobacco warehouse and the Vidalia warehouse. Mrs. Flanders had a curious mind and was an avid reader. She graduated from Georgia Southern in 1962 with a degree in Home Economics. She earned this degree despite having 2 children at home. Mrs. Flanders had a great love of politics, national and local. She worked tirelessly for her candidate, phoning and visiting voters. She followed election results until just recently, and always had her very unique and strong opinions. Mrs. Flanders was well known in several counties for many years as a member of "The Lawson Sisters". They sang at every event and funeral for many years. Mrs. Flanders was an active civic member of her community. She was a member of the Georgia Farm Bureau, Emanuel County Historic Society, a 4-H Club Leader, Glad Garden Club, and a proud member of the DAR. She was a member of the Sardis Primitive Baptist Church for over 70 years. Mrs. Flanders was a wonderful Southern lady who loved her state, her church, her hometown, but most of all her family, of whom she was most proud. Her greatest love was cooking her famous meals and having her family around her. She will be greatly missed. Survivors include: Two Sons and Daughters-In-Law: Dr. Hugh Dorsey Flanders, Jr., and wife, Mary of Savannah, GA and Don Flanders, Sr., and wife, Stephanie of Swainsboro, GA; Sisters: Tina Welch and Ethelyn Harrison of Kite, GA; Five Grandchildren: Bonnie Gowen, Don Flanders, Jr., Courtney Cummings, Richard Flanders and Robert Flanders; Two Great- Grandchildren. Condolences may be submitted on-line at www.durden-hudsonfuneraldirectors.com Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Sardis Primitive Baptist Church, c/o Deborah Martin, 1304 Wes Lawson Rd., Kite, Ga. 31049 Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Georgia Lawson Flanders of Swainsboro, GA. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle-February 13, 2009


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