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MOUNT AIRY — Mr. William “Bill” Edward Chandler, 86, of Mount Airy, passed away Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at his home. Mr. Chandler was born in Surry County on Sept. 5, 1926, to Walter Leo and Camy Victoria Byrd Chandler. He proudly served our country in the United States Army, was retired from the United States Postal Service and was a devoted and loved member of Haymore Memorial Baptist Church. Surviving are his loving wife, Fay Gilley Chandler of the home; daughters and son-in-law, Cheryle Chandler of Sunnyvale, Calif., and Debra and Don Edmonds of Mount Airy; grandchildren, Beth Cornett and husband, John, Lynn Wilkes and husband, Charlie, and Karen Apple and husband, Josh; and great-grandchildren, Noah Wilkes, Allison Apple, Micah Apple and Chandler Wilkes, who is due in October. In addition to his parents, Mr. Chandler was preceded in death by sisters, Mary Lou Norman and Barbara Ann Tolbert; and a brother, Clarence Chandler. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, at Haymore Memorial Baptist Church by the Rev. Robert McCrary. Burial will follow in Skyline Memory Gardens with military honors by Patrick County Memorial Honor Guard. The family will receive friends Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Moody Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Haymore Memorial Baptist Church, P.O. Box 27, Mount Airy, NC 27030.

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