Born: Thu., Dec. 18, 1913
Died: Thu., Oct. 22, 2009


6:00 PM Sun., Oct. 25, 2009
Location: - Not available -

Funeral Service

Mon., Oct. 26, 2009

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors
P O Box 379
Swainsboro, GA 30401
Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mr. Albry Olen Flanders, age 95, of Swainsboro, GA who died, Thursday, October 22, 2009, at the Scott Health and Rehabilitation Center after an extended illness.
Funeral services will be Monday, October 26, 2009 at 11:00 AM in the Swainsboro First Baptist Church with the Dr. Robert Blankenship officiating.
Interment will be in the Forest Lawn Cemetery near Dellwood.
The family will receive friends at Durden-Hudson Funeral Home Sunday, October 25, 2009 from 6-8 PM.
Pallbearers are Jack Flanders Jr., Patrick Appleby, David Way, John Wilder Page, Mark Flanders, Jimmy Flanders, Mike Lenoard and Dexter Lovins.
Honorary Pallbearers will be members of the Swainsboro Kiwanis Club and members of the Swainsboro First Baptist Church Progressive Fellowship Sunday School Class.
Mr. Flanders was a native of Emanuel County. He retired as Owner of A. O. Flanders Construction Company after 35 years. He was a member of the Swainsboro Kiwanis Club from 1958 – 2009, serving as President in 1975, Chairperson of the Pine Tree Festival in 1976, and numerous other committees. Mr. Flanders was Kiwanian of the Year 1988-1989, awarded the Prestigious George F. Hixson Award by Kiwanis International in 2000 and was Grand Marshall of the Swainsboro Pine Tree Festival in 2005.
Mr. Flanders was a life long member of the Swainsboro First Baptist Church and its Progressive Fellowship Sunday School Class. He was preceded in death by his parents Ridge M. and Beulah Virginia Ricks Flanders.
Survivors include:
His Wife of 69 years: Ruby Claxton Flanders of Swainsboro, GA.
Three Sons and Daughters-In-Law: James Albry and Sandy Cobb Flanders of Charlotte, NC, Jack Benson and Mavis Lovins Flanders of Statesboro, GA and David Lamar and Nancy Way Flanders of Swainsboro, GA.
One Sister: Betty Flanders Morgan of Macon, GA.
Six Grandchildren: James Albry Flanders Jr., Marcus Cobb Flanders, Jack Benson Flanders Jr., Casey Flanders Jones, Catheryn Brooke Flanders Appleby and Christyn Hope Flanders.
Ten Great-Grandchildren
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church, 240 W Main St., Swainsboro, GA 30401.
Condolences may be submitted on-line at
Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Mr. Albry Olen Flanders of Swainsboro, GA.

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patsy kersey
   Posted Fri October 23, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time.

Patsy and Wayne Kersey


April and John Tegeler
   Posted Fri October 23, 2009
So sorry for your loss of Mr A.O. No matter how old or how young, losing a loved one is always hard. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and we pray God will keep you close in his heart as you grieve the loss of someone very dear and close to your heart. Take care! Love, April and John Tegeler

michael leonard
   Posted Sun October 25, 2009
Uncle Jack, Mr. Jim and David,

We are so sorry to hear about Mr. A.O. I unfortunately can't go to the funeral tomorrow as it was too late to reschedule people but I will be thinking of all of you tomorrow.

"Little" Mike Leonard