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Thomas "Tommy" Stanley Flanders

January 21, 1956 ~ November 28, 2019 (age 63)


Thomas “Tommy” Stanley Flanders, age 63, of Douglas, Georgia passed away on Thursday November 28, 2019 at Langdale  Hospice House, Valdosta, Georgia.

Mr. Flanders was born on January 21, 1956 in Coffee County, Georgia the son of the late Thomas Delma Flanders and the late Evelyn Caves Flanders. Tommy was the owner/operator of Mid-South Feed, Alma, Georgia, and a member of R.O.M.E.O. Breakfast Club, Douglas, GA and a member of St. Luke Baptist Church, Alapaha, GA.

Survivors include his wife, Nelda Cribb Flanders of Douglas, GA; daughter, Natalie Flanders Mizell (Kenny) of Douglas, GA; grandson, Jarrett Thomas Mizell of Douglas, GA; brother, Pee Wee Flanders of Alma, GA; sister, Debbie Smith of Pearson, GA; many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Saturday evening from 6pm until 9pm at Sims Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Sunday December 1, 2019 at 2:00pm at St. Luke Baptist Church with Rev. Garvie Nichols and Rev. Kevin Stone officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Prelude and accompaniment music will be  provided by Nelda Cribb Flanders, Tommy's wife.  His daughter, Natalie Flanders Mizell will sing “Over the Rainbow”  for her Daddy.  Congregational songs, “Living by Faith” and “Blessed Assurance” will be lead by the St. Luke Choir.  Melanie Summerlin will provide postlude music.

Pallbearers will be Jody Hulsey, Mike Stone, Cole Flanders, Ryan Cribb, Henry Smith III and Manning Smith.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at

Sims Funeral Home, Douglas, GA is in charge of arrangements for Thomas “Tommy” Flanders.

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November 30, 2019

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Sims Funeral Home
201 N Peterson Ave.
Douglas, Georgia 31533

Funeral Service
December 1, 2019

2:00 PM
St. Luke Baptist Church
2519 St. Luke Church Rd
Alapaha, GA 31622

December 1, 2019

St. Luke Baptist Church Cemetery
2519 St. Luke Church Rd
Alapaha, GA 31622

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