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Martha Richardson Chandler

Mrs. Martha Richardson Chandler of Halifax died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at Halifax Regional Hospital. 

She was born in Halifax County on Aug. 26, 1941 and was 71 years old. She was the daughter of the late Ellis Gunn “Booster” Richardson and the late Eunice Jones Richardson and was married to the late James “Jimmy” Chandler Jr.

She was a member of the Crystal Hill Southern Baptist Church and an employee of Spaulding Equipment Company.

She is survived by one daughter, Susan Chandler, of Halifax; one brother, Phillip Richardson, and wife Denise of Morganton, N.C.; a number of nieces and nephews; and a special family pet, Lucy. 

She was preceded in death by one sister, Jean Cranford.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Halifax Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Dr. Russell Lee officiating.

The family will receive friends Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers consider the Halifax County Humane Society, P.O. Box 969, South Boston, VA 24592 or a charity of choice.

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Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, South Boston.