Elbert E. Flowers, 76, passed away on Wednesday July 4, 2018 at Southeast Georgia Health Systems, Brunswick Campus.

A native and lifelong resident of Hortense, Elbert was born December 16, 1941 to the late Ross and Onie Sloan Flowers. He was a logger by trade and owner of his own logging business, Elbert Flowers Timber Company, Inc., for over forty-seven years. Elbert was a founding member of the SWPA and also the Hortense Holiness Church. In his spare time, Elbert enjoyed spending time with his family and was an avid NASCAR fan.

In addition to his parents, his brothers, Ronald Flowers, Harvey Flowers and Lawrence Flowers; sisters, Linda Morgan and Frances Keen and grandson Ryan Flowers all preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife of forty-four years, Lawanda Gillis Flowers of Hortense , children, Chris Flowers and wife, Amy of Hortense, Rhonda Thomas and husband, Ricky of Hortense, Sonya Farrell and husband, Richard of Waynesville, Benjamin “B.J.” Flowers of Hortense, and Roger Gillis and wife, Vickie of Waycross; brothers and sisters, Lloyd Flowers and wife, Sheryn of Hortense, Lillian Johnson and husband, Ray of Hortense, Howard Flowers of Brunswick, Ross Flowers and wife, Janet of Hortense, Pat Oglesby and husband, Gene of Hortense and Wendell Flowers of Hortense; nine grandchildren: Aaron Thomas and wife, Meghan, Christina Trowell, Jeffrey Farrell and wife, Mallory, Alisha Mullis and husband, Ken, Kelli Evans and husband, Brandon, Sarah Gillis, Jordan Farrell, Aiden Flowers and Celia Flowers; four great grandchildren, Raelyn, Makinleigh, Mayslee and Remi and two great grandchildren on the way. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members also survive.

Visitation will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, July 6, 2018 at The Salt House Worship Center in Hortense.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at The Salt House Worship Center in Hortense with Reverends Sammy Spradley and Rob Hutto officiating.

Interment will follow in Hortense Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Irvin Hodge, Roger Sloan, Kenneth “K.C.” Claxton, Jr., Jason Flowers, Travis Flowers, Stephen Flowers, Rocky Flowers and Matt Flowers. Honorary pallbearers will be Sammy Dasher, Billy Clark, Buck Cooper, Larry Lee, Ronnie DeLoach, Hugh Hodge, Daniel Morris, Herman Poole, Dr. James Heery and Staff, Dr. Stephen Chitty and Staff, Dr. Peter Wrobel and Staff and the staff of Heartland Hospice.

Remembrances may be made to the Hortense Holiness Church, 622 Sawgrass Rd., Hortense, GA 31543.

The family wishes to express sincere appreciation to the staffs of Heartland Hospice and Southeast Georgia Health Systems, Brunswick Campus for the exceptional care given to Elbert during this time.