Noah Haywood Flanagan, 92, a resident of Deatsville, Ala., died Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Flanagan was born in Alabama to Jim Haywood & Leona (McCune) Flanagan.

Flanagan worked his way up through the ranks of the railroad industry, starting his career as a switchmen to eventually serving as the Alabama State Legislative Director for the United Transportation Union, a position that he held for 16 years until his retirement in 1992.

From an early age, Flanagan was an avid and competitive table tennis enthusiast; he was a multiple Senior Olympics table tennis champion in his age group. He was a 33rd Degree Mason in the Scottish Rite. He was also a member of the Shriners Zamora Temple of Birmingham, Ala.

Flanagan is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Peggy (Shafer) Flanagan; sons James (Rhonda) Flanagan, Frank Flanagan and Charles Flanagan; five grandchildren, five great grandchildren and brother Jim Mack (Myra) Flanagan. He was preceded in death by his parents.

The family will receive friends Saturday, July 22, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Brookside Funeral Home, 3360 Brookside Drive, Millbrook, AL 36054, with funeral services to follow at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Brandon Bowman presiding. Interment will take place at 2:00 p.m. following the services at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery, 17478 US Hwy. 31, Cullman, AL.

In lieu of flowers, the family ask that you consider making a donation to Shriners Hospital for Children, 2900 N. Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.


SMART TD Georgia State Legislative Director Matt Campbell is currently running for Georgia’s State Senate, District 32. Campbell is up against seven other candidates. A special election will be held April 18.
Campbell has been endorsed by SMART TD, AFL-CIO, IBEW, CWA, Teamsters, IAM, Carpenters, IAFF, North Georgia Labor Council and the North Georgia Building Trades union.
Campbell has been a SMART TD (formerly UTU) member for 17 years, since he began his railroad career on CSX in 2000.
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