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    Saturday, June 30 2018
    Elsie Joyce Chandler Brown

    Posted by: Clarke & Staples Funeral Homes, Inc. AT 03:27 pm   |  Permalink   |  6 Comments  |  Email
    Sorry to hear that Elsie passed. We sure will miss talking to her when we walk. A wonderful person. May your good memories help you through this time.
    Posted by Ron and Virginia Frost on 07/01/2018 - 04:58 PM
    So sorry we had not been able to see Elsie while she was sick. We had our own illness here. We loved her dearly and feel very sad about her death. We pray God will be with each member of her family in the months ahead without her. Lots of love from our family to yours.
    Posted by Barbara & Billy Hudson on 07/01/2018 - 06:30 PM
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I have fond memories of Elsie and Tib dating, and visiting us, often. Tib and my Dad were friends, and hunted together. Love and Sympathy.....
    Posted by Betty Mae Featherstun Daniel on 07/01/2018 - 06:47 PM
    Dear Friends, you are in my thoughts and prayers with deep sympathy at the passing of Elsie. May God surround you with His love as you give thanks for her life and all she did for your family, church and community. Praise God for His promise of eternal life when we believe in His Son, Jesus.
    Posted by Mary Ellen Balarzs on 07/03/2018 - 07:53 AM
    I will miss Elsie so much. Nobody could have been a better neighbor and friend than she was. We had a lot of good times together. My sympathies to all the family.
    Posted by Toney Allman on 07/04/2018 - 08:04 AM
    God bless and comfort you in the loss of Elsie- She was a very nice and friendly person and well liked by all who knew her.
    Posted by Jackie Conner on 07/05/2018 - 09:12 AM

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    Elsie Joyce Chandler Brown, 83, of Dundas, Virginia, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 30, 2018.  She was the widow of Thomas Albert Brown of Dundas, VA who passed away 6 months ago (December 2017). They were married for 58 years. Elsie was one of four children born to the late Fred Chandler and Thelma Verna Dobson Chandler of Burkeville, VA.  Her two siblings that preceded her in death were Gladys Barden and Roy Chandler. She is survived by her children, Thomas Albert Brown, Jr., Irving Preston Brown of Florida, and Sharon Renee Brown Lyles (Billy) of Kenbridge, Virginia and one sister, Ola Swain of South Carolina, as well as many beloved nieces, nephews, and close cousins and friends. Elsie’s passion was cooking, baking, fishing, and taking care of family.  Her baked goods, including cakes and pies, were always a favorite for those who stopped by her home for a visit.  You never left her home hungry and she always prepared enough food to feed an army even when it may be only a few coming to partake at her table. Elsie enjoyed visiting with old friends and making new friends wherever she went.  She always had a smile on her face and a song in her heart.   She enjoyed the sunshine and any road trips that led her out of Dundas, Virginia, especially fun adventures to West Virginia. She was a lifelong member of Perseverance Christian Church where she was a member of the Perseverance Adult Choir and Praise Group. Elsie worked up until her 80th birthday.  She proudly retired after more than 38 years with the Rochester Button Factory and 13 years with the U.S. Postal Service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Perseverance Christian Church, P. O. Box 157 Dundas, VA 23938. Visitation will be held at Clarke Funeral Home, 110 E. Fifth Ave, Kenbridge, VA on Thursday July 5, 2018 at 1:00 pm, followed by a Memorial Service at 2:00 pm. Online condolences may be sent at

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