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Former SWT columnist dies

A Pulaski woman who was a columnist for The Southwest Times for a number of years died Saturday.
Annie Lou Chandler, who was originally from South Boston, died at the May View Convalescent Center in Raleigh, N.C. She was 89.
Born in South Boston on May 18, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Mark Alexander Chandler and Annie Anderson Chandler.
A 1937 graduate of the Virgilina High School, she received an Associate in Arts degree from Campbell College in 1939 and a Bachelor in Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1942. She took special interest courses at Delaware Technical School in Wilmington, Del. and New River Community College in Dublin.
Chandler was a chemist at Allied Chemical Corporation in Pulaski for 20 years, and an analytical chemist for Baker Adamson Works in Marcus Hook, Penn. while living in Wilmington, Del.
She also was a director for Pulaski’s Senior Volunteer Program, was head of the women’s residence hall at Bluefield College, and was a freelance writer and regular columnist for the Southwest Times for many years.
Originally a member of the First Baptist Church of Pulaski, Chandler and five other members of the congregation volunteered for a special ministry at Robinson Tract. The ministry founded Trinity Baptist Church in Pulaski, where Chandler was an active member for the remainder of her life.
Her church duties included chairing the Finance Committee, membership in the choir and WMU, Sunday school teacher and she was active in mission work.
In addition to being a volunteer at the Pulaski Senior Center, she also volunteered with the local American Cancer Society, and at retirement homes and with other senior adult organizations.
She was a former president of the Pulaski Chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), was secretary and board member of the Pulaski County unit of the American Cancer Society, was a member of the American Chemical Society, and a member of Beta Sigma Phi International.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Halifax Memorial Gardens in South Boston. A memorial service will be held at Trinity Baptist Church in Pulaski at a later date.

Former SWT columnist dies

A Pulaski woman who was a columnist for The Southwest Times for a number of years died Saturday.
Annie Lou Chandler, who was originally from South Boston, died at the May View Convalescent Center in Raleigh, N.C. She was 89.
Born in South Boston on May 18, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Mark Alexander Chandler and Annie Anderson Chandler.
A 1937 graduate of the Virgilina High School, she received an Associate in Arts degree from Campbell College in 1939 and a Bachelor in Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1942. She took special interest courses at Delaware Technical School in Wilmington, Del. and New River Community College in Dublin.
Chandler was a chemist at Allied Chemical Corporation in Pulaski for 20 years, and an analytical chemist for Baker Adamson Works in Marcus Hook, Penn. while living in Wilmington, Del.
She also was a director for Pulaski’s Senior Volunteer Program, was head of the women’s residence hall at Bluefield College, and was a freelance writer and regular columnist for the Southwest Times for many years.
Originally a member of the First Baptist Church of Pulaski, Chandler and five other members of the congregation volunteered for a special ministry at Robinson Tract. The ministry founded Trinity Baptist Church in Pulaski, where Chandler was an active member for the remainder of her life.
Her church duties included chairing the Finance Committee, membership in the choir and WMU, Sunday school teacher and she was active in mission work.
In addition to being a volunteer at the Pulaski Senior Center, she also volunteered with the local American Cancer Society, and at retirement homes and with other senior adult organizations.
She was a former president of the Pulaski Chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), was secretary and board member of the Pulaski County unit of the American Cancer Society, was a member of the American Chemical Society, and a member of Beta Sigma Phi International.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Halifax Memorial Gardens in South Boston. A memorial service will be held at Trinity Baptist Church in Pulaski at a later date.