Mrs. Ruth Flanders Hendry, 95, of Blackshear, passed away Monday morning, June 22, 2020, at Twin Oaks Convalescent Center in Alma.
Born in Waycross, GA on August 17, 1924, she had lived in Pierce County most of her life. Mrs. Hendry was a 1942 graduate of Waycross High School. She married the love of her life, James Bradley “Jim” Hendry, Sr. and moved all over the country as a proud military wife. A talented artist, she worked at her late husband’s photography studio painting portraits. Over the years Mrs. Hendry began working on her family genealogy and that led her to becoming involved in not only Pierce County’s history but her church’s history as well. She was very helpful in working with the Pierce County Chamber of Commerce and the Blackshear First United Methodist Church in recording events over the years. Mrs. Hendry was the oldest member of Blackshear FUMC at the time of her passing. She was a proud mother to her three boys, and an equally proud grandmother and great grandmother. Mrs. Hendry has left a wonderful legacy of love for family and they were truly blessed to have her.
She was a daughter of the late Charles Leving & Fannie Jane Barwick Flanders. In addition to her late husband she was also preceded in death by all of her sisters and brothers, Alma Roberts, Sara Morris, Paul Flanders, John Flanders, Leon Flanders, and Henry Flanders.
Survivors include her three sons and daughters-in-law, Brad & Pamela Hendry, Jr. of Blairsville, GA, Sidney Lee & Wanda Hendry of Young Harris, GA, and David & Margie Hendry of Blackshear; 5 grandchildren, Kellie & Nathan Pritchard, Erin & Janssen Tucker, Brendan & Tamara Hendry, Lauren Hendry, and Jessica & Ryan Cody; two great grandchildren, Conner Pritchard and Barrett Tucker; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Funeral services for Mrs. Hendry will be held Friday morning, June 26, 2020, at 11:00 o’clock from the First United Methodist Church.
Interment will be in the Blackshear City Cemetery.
Visitation for Mrs. Hendry will be held at the church one hour prior to the service.
Due to COVID-19, social distancing and the wearing of face masks are strongly encouraged. If you do not feel comfortable attending you can still extend your sympathy by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.com.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.
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