Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Dorothy Yarbrough Chandler (1912-2008)

(click on photograph for larger image)
Dorothy Y. Chandler, 96, passed away peacefully on Dec.24, 2008 at her residence. "Nan" as she was affectionately called was the daughter of Ashley and Minnie Willis Yarbrough and was born in Caswell County on June 10, 1912.

The oldest member of Shiloh Baptist Church, she served in many capacities. She was recognized for the many years of dedication to her Sunday School Class. She truly loved the Lord all of her life and studied his Holy Word Daily. A wonderful mother and absolutely best Grandmother to her family. Always putting the needs of others above her own. Mrs. Chandler lived all of her life in the Estelle community, worked many years at Belk-Leggetts in Danville Va. She is survived by her daughter, Carolyn C. Lunsford and husband J. H. (Pete) of Milton, two grandsons, Andy and Lynn Lunsford. She was preceded by one son, John Ashley Chandler and wife Betty. Surviving are two grandsons Rickey Chandler and wife Cathy of Cascade Va. Gary Chandler of Rocky Mount, NC. Two grandaughters Cindy Smith and husband Bobby, Beth Powell and husband Benji Powell. She is survived by eight great grandchildren, Luke Lunsford, Josh Lunsford, Andrew Lunsford, Adam Lunsford, Bradley Chandler, Ashley Chandler, Trey Powell, Brooke Powell, Daniel Smith, John Robert Smith.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, December 26, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church located on the Yarbrough Mill Rd. in Milton NC. The service will be conducted by the Rev. John L. Warner of Reidsville,NC and Rev. Ronnie Wyatt of Outer Banks, NC. Visitation will follow after the service. Also visitation is at the home of her daughter, Carolyn Lunsford, 135 Old Montgomery Rd. Milton, NC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to Shiloh Baptist Church. c/o Judy Harris, 1450 Jack Pointer Rd. Semora, NC 27343.