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Thomasville mourns death of Langdon Flowers

June 20, 2007

Thomasville-- One of the members of the Flowers family of Thomasville has passed away.   Eighty-five year old Langdon S. Flowers passed away in his hometown of Thomasville.

He was best known as a former chief operating officer of Flowers Foods, a company his family started in Thomasville but is now internationally known for their baked goods.

Retired for over 20 years, the man left a lasting impression on the company bearing his name.   The Thomasville Plant Manager for Flowers, Mickey Miller comments, "Mr. Flowers was the type of person that you wanted to do the best job for, not because he demanded it but because you simply wanted to please him."

Flowers' father started Flowers Bakery in 1919. Flowers spent his entire career with the company, starting in 1947, and becoming CEO in 1965. He retired in 1985, but has remained deeply involved with the company ever since.

 

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