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Originally posted June 25, 2012 at 12:28PM 
Last updated June 29, 2012 at 3:53PM

Ben Chandler, longtime member of the Pilgrim Jubilees, died today.  He joined the group in 1970.  The Jubes commented on their Facebook page, "We will miss him dearly and there will never be another!" 

According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "services for Deacon Benjamin Chandler "Uncle Ben" of the Pilgrim Jubilees will be held, Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 10:00 AM at Mt. Patmos Baptist Church, Rev. Raleigh Rucker, Senior Pastor officiating. Interment Resthaven Gardens of Memory.  Survivors are: wife, Gloria Chandler "GiGi"; ten children, three sisters, a host of grandchildren and other relatives and friends. A viewing will be held today from 10:00 AM until 8:30 PM.  A celebration will be held TONIGHT at the church at 7:00 PM. Please assemble at the church at 9:30 AM for the homegoing service."

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  1. "I'll Fly Away" will never be sung again such as Ben Chandler could sing it! Rest in peace Deacon Chandler we will miss you.

  2. Willie E. MumphreyJanuary 1, 2013 at 11:27 PM

    Ben sang and carried himself with great class on the stage and in the gospel field. His singing style was unique and impeccable. God bless his wife and children and the great Pilgrim Jubilees.


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