– Charles Elton Flakes Sr., 73, died Sunday, July 20, 2014 at his residence.
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The Millen native was a retired truck driver of the Baptist faith. He loved fishing and spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his father, Elton Flakes; his granddaughter, Gina Lynn Sherrod Ambrose; and stepfather, Ben C. Cain.
Survivors include his loving wife of 57 years, Juanita Turner Flakes; loving and devoted mother, Virginia Johnson Cain; children, Martha M. Wills (Dolfe), Linda J. Helmly (Buddy) and Charles Elton Flakes Jr. "Bubba" (Darlene); grandchildren, John Allen Steed (Theresa), Jacquelyn S. Ammons (Stephen), Holly S. Bradley (John), James Allen Helmly III "Jamey," Mandy F. Hargrove (A.J.), Kristi F. Nease (Josh), Christopher Charles Flakes and Ashley Rebecca Flakes (Trey); and nine great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Saturday, July 26, from 1-3 p.m. at Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Home.
The funeral will be Saturday, July 26, at 3 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.
Interment will follow at Rincon Cemetery.
Published in Effingham Herald from July 26 to Aug. 25, 2014