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Exhibit 24.1
POWER OF ATTORNEY
     Know all men by these presents, that each of the undersigned officers and/or directors of Flowers Foods, Inc., a Georgia corporation (the “Company”), hereby constitutes and appoints Stephen R. Avera the true and lawful attorney-in-fact of the undersigned, to sign in his or her capacity as an officer and/or director of the Company, the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-8 for the registration of shares of the Common Stock, par value $.01 per share, of the Company to be offered in connection with the Flowers Foods, Inc. 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, and any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to such Registration Statement(s) and to file the same with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the regulations promulgated thereunder, or any state regulatory authority, granting unto said attorney-in-fact and agent full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done, as fully to all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorney-in-fact may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.
     This Power of Attorney may be executed in multiple counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original and all of which, when taken together, shall constitute one and the same document.
     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned have hereunto set their hands as of the 18th day of June, 2008.
         
Signature   Title   Date
         
/s/ George E. Deese
 
George E. Deese
  Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer   June 18, 2008
/s/ R. Steve Kinsey
 
R. Steve Kinsey
  Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer   June 18, 2008
/s/ Karyl H. Lauder
 
Karyl H. Lauder
  Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer   June 18, 2008
/s/ Joe E. Beverly
 
Joe E. Beverly
  Director   June 18, 2008
/s/ Franklin L. Burke
 
Franklin L. Burke
  Director   June 18, 2008
/s/ Manuel A. Fernandez
 
Manuel A. Fernandez
  Director   June 18, 2008
/s/ Benjamin H. Griswold, IV
 
Benjamin H. Griswold, IV
  Director   June 18, 2008
/s/ Joseph L. Lanier, Jr.
 
Joseph L. Lanier, Jr.
  Director   June 18, 2008
/s/ Amos R. McMullian
 
Amos R. McMullian
  Director   June 18, 2008
/s/ J.V. Shields, Jr.
 
J.V. Shields, Jr.
  Director   June 18, 2008
/s/ Melvin T. Stith, Ph.D.
 
Melvin T. Stith, Ph.D.
  Director   June 18, 2008
/s/ Jackie M. Ward
 
Jackie M. Ward
  Director   June 18, 2008
/s/ C. Martin Wood III
 
C. Martin Wood III
  Director   June 18, 2008