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– Ellabell – James Patrick Flanagan, aka "Herbie", age 73 of Ellabell, passed away Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at St. Joseph’s Hospital with family and a few friends beside him.
Mr. Flanagan was one of the 18 children born to Matthew and Alice Flanagan of Brooklyn, New York. He married Nancy Jean Flanagan on October 7th, 1970 and would have been married 44 years this October. They moved to Georgia in 1978, where Mr. Flanagan worked as a blacksmith, truck driver (blue-eyed driver), and a jack-of-all-trades, but always donated most of his time to people and animals in need. He was a member of The Coastal GA VW Club, Dixieland Cruisers and Companion Animal Aid (rescued dogs).
James was preceded in death by his grandchildren, Gabriella Southwell (Statesboro, GA) and Elizabeth and Timothy Foy (Springfield, GA) and several brothers and sisters. James is survived by his wife, Nancy Jean Flanagan; daughters Deana Flanagan-Morgan (Springfield, GA) and Mary Pat(James) Fiess (Bel Air, MD); sons James P. "J.P." Flanagan (Ellabell, GA), James P. "Jimmy" Flanagan and wife Maria Flanagan (Bel Air, MD) and Thomas M. Flanagan (Bel Air, MD); 12 grandchildren, Robert "Robbie" Crews II (Rincon, GA), Heather and Dakota Brewer (Gracey, KY), Cameron and Dillon Crews (Springfield, GA), Aron P. Lewis (Ellabell, GA), James P. Lee (Brooklet, GA), Joseph, Jamie and Jennifer Flangan (Bel Air, MD), Taylor, Ryan and Shawn Fiess (Bel Air, MD) and one great granddaughter, Katelynn Rae Brewer (Gracey, KY).
The family received friends on Thursday, September 11, 2014 from 3-6 p.m. at Families First Funeral Care.
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