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A celebration! Tuesday
in Banner Elk!
The People. The Beauty. The Spirit.
More than a slogan in Banner Elk
Banner Elk mourns the loss
of Steve Chandler
Banner Elk pays tribute
to Steve Chandler
Wishing Steve Chandler
all the best this morning
How long 'til Spring?
See who is picking up
trash in Banner Elk
Stay away from Run Around Sue!
Banner Elk Kiwanis Club to help
Habitat for Humanity
Want to laugh out
loud right now?
Great weekend and
now for some snow?
A new pup in the neighborhood
Sugar born last night at 2am
Don't throw that old bike away
13 signs you grew
up in Banner Elk
The 50s are here
and Elvis is alive?
50ish for next few days?
Who has Rainbow Roses in Banner Elk?
You did it Banner Elk!
You did it!
One touch of nature makes
the whole world kin.
SNOW SHOW COMING!
be the BIG snow?
Banner Elk Fire & Rescue
will install up to six smoke alarms
in your home at no charge
Silver and Shiny on Sugar.
Click here to see
Big snow rumor is bogus
Banner Elk Duck Dynasty?
See the diva sing our anthem
as never before
Super Bowl weather in Banner Elk
& NYC? Same?
Free from ice scraper tomorrow?
What does "si gogglin"
mean in App talk?
Plop, plop Oh what
a relief it is!
When did you first
drive by yourself?
Test: How many days 'til SPRING?
What you talkin'? Minus 4 tonight?
Exclusive photos-Kirby & Thunder
in the snow!
Wind chill minus what tonight?
Record today on the slopes?
Curly and Buster pass on
It will save lives in Banner Elk
A "Table Top Snow" today
in Banner Elk?
What kind of "SnowShow"
is this gonna' be?
Is this a great day
in Banner Elk or what?
Snow for Winterfest weekend?
60-degree hike by Friday?
Who's on the slopes
at 84 & 16-months?
All is well in the
One Stoplight Town
Cold? Rub some
Cayenne Pepper on?
Cold of the decades coming
First Annual Best of
Banner Elk Awards
Snow on the way? Yep!
See Ski Sugar Base Cam
on this glorious day
More of this beautiful
weather coming up?
Christmas Eve snow-
see it coming across Beech
Santa bringing snow?
Snow flakes Christmas Eve?
The strongest woman
in Avery County?
Short sleeves tomorrow?
Who will load chicken
tomorrow at 7am?
White Christmas in Banner Elk?
Buy a puppy for less than $5
Do you know how to ice skate?
Paul Wylie does!
Good news! Evie is coming home!
5,000 pounds of chicken arrives
Parade & Christmas
In The Park videos
Santa's in town!
Umbrella? No! Long johns? Yes!
Just BE YOURSELF Saturday
Will it be chilly or
cold on Parade Day?
Just how creative are you?
Be in the Parade Saturday!
Just how bad a hair day will this be?
A Dog Named Beau
by Jimmy Stewart
Turkey Day weather:
It's going to be ......
The day I escorted
Rose Kennedy to lunch
Our Millpond ducks
ready for "Icy Sunday?"
This morning you can
help feed a hungry child
Elk put down - the tragic story
Can Cam do it?
Let it rain on Table Rock
A rainbow of snow at Sugar
Sugar Mountain open!
Banner Elk Polar Express arrives
"Life Changing" play
from the one yard line
Who gave $100,000 to help
Avery County kids?
Could this happen
in Banner Elk?
Balmy all week?
Let there be no sorrow
Trunk or Treat! Wow!
Halloween! Will Goblins
have to wear rain coats?
Wind and rain begins
AFTER "Trunk or Treat"
Was Barton Carroll
amazing last night or what?
Got Flakes. Got Cold. Got Sun?
Isn't this special?
What falls from the sky
at 2pm Wednesday?
"Fuzz" is "Fuzz Buster"
Winter Weather Predicted
Fuzz wins Woolly Worm
New Woolly Worm
service: "Park & Pee?"
Autumn of the Century
plus four weather forecasts
for this WW weekend
Woolly Worm races
at Banner Elk School
Who gave FAF $10,000?
Around Town Photos!
Special issue - Lees-McRae
1,200 Woolly Worms needed!
What 74-year-old Banner Elk
tradition is gone?
Is the Blue Ridge open?
Let the magic begin!
at BE Kiwanis Club
Can you be in five
places at once?
How big Beech Bash?
Oh, hum Another fantastic
day in Banner Elk!
Amish coming to
Reserve now for
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in Banner Elk!
478 4th of July event photos
It's a go!
Free concert at Perry House
Glory tonight in Banner Elk
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Kirkin O The Tartans
Wow! 9 events in 4 days!
Do you have a goat or pig?
You? In the parade?
Who rules Wildcat Lake?
Go to bed early tonight
An A-May-Zing day in Banner Elk
Do you raise 'maters?
Show up and you're
in the parade!
Jack Masters kind of day
Only 19 days
until the parade
Winning at Habitat!
Habitat annual dinner tonight
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Praying all goes well tomorrow, Steve! -Patty Robinson
We will pray for you from Mississippi. Get well soon.
You and Rebecca are in our prayers...you are both very special to us.. -Glenda and Florio Abbate
Steve-praying for successful surgery and get well wishes.
-Kay H. the ginger ale customer from LA.
Steve, our thoughts and prayers are with you for a speedy recovery. Jo-Ann McMurray
Oh my! Yes, prayers for a speedy recovery. Let me know if there is anything I can do for you during recovery. -Brenda Lyerly
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Rebecca. Look forward to seeing you when we return for another wonderful summer in the High Country. Both of you mean so much to the Banner Elk community. Get well soon. -Gene and Linda Ormond
My prayers for a full and speedy recovery! -Jim Swinkola
Prayers for you both! Peace and comfort through the process and for a successful surgery and complete and speedy recovery!
-Paul & Serena
Cliff & Marilee Williams pray that all of God's angels will
care for you and that God will bless & heal you.
We will keep you in our prayers, Steve! You may not know us by name, but you would probably know us by sight. We enjoy shopping with you. Take good care and hope we will see you soon!
Libba and Rick Dupree, Fuquay-Varina and Sugar Mountain
Steve, Rebecca and family we are lifting you up in prayers and you all are in our thoughts. Speedy recovery!!! -Ray and Kim Schrader
Steve, TDA and B.E.need your hand to guide them so hurry up and get back. You and Rebecca are in our prayers and will continue to be in the days to come. - Sylvia and Bud Hahn
Get back to BE soon. -Love nancy and Allen
I have never met your dad but do pray his surgery went well and I will keep him in my prayers. -Pat
We look forward to seeing you up and well when we show up in June. -Bill and Cris Hatcher Sugar Mountain
Steve...wishing you a speedy recovery!! -Ginger B in Banner Elk
We wish you a very successful surgery and a speedy recovery!!
-Carroll and Karin Hickman
Prayers and hugs for you Steve, hurry and get well, need some maters!
Steve, I am praying that God is watching over you and healing you through the Doctors hands.I pray for comfort and peace for you and your sweet wife in knowing that Gods angels are with you. God Bless,Jan Tanzillo
The Krege family and all of Banner Elk, Avery County, and our Summer residents have you in our thoughts and prayers tonight. God loves you and so do we. Thanks for all you mean to us as a friend, a business man, and a public servant. -Roy Krege
You are in my thoughts. Can't wait until you are well and the produce stand is open. -Ann Miller
We are praying for Steve's successful operation, and look forward to seeing both of you in good health in June! Thanks for all you do. -Lynne and Sam Bass
We wish you a speedy recovery. -Cyclone and Karen Brett
Steve, we are lifting you up and praying for healing. Take care and Rebecca let us know if we can do anything. I make a mean soup! -Babette Mary McAuliffe
Spring, regardless of the what winter weary might tell you, is on the way. and we know you are too. See you back in the yard soon. -Tom Mcauliffe
Dear Steve and Rebecca
Our hearts and prayers are hugging you from Florida
This is your faithful customers Renee and Steve Klarberg from Beech Mountain Florida God Speed
My Prayers are with you Steve and I know God has you covered in The Blood of The Lamb. Rebecca Ruhlman Chandler I love you:) -Rosa Chamber
Just to encourage you, our creator is still on the throne watching over you ! GOD bless you,
George Meyer,Banner Manor Mini Storage
From a LLHarbor resident...prayers for surgery to go well and complete recovery. God Bless
Wishing You the very best, The Youngs
Steve We Love you and I know God has you covered in The Blood of The Lamb.
My thoughts and prayers are with you Steve for successful procedure and a recovery to good health. Prayers to your family for strength at this stressful time.
-Molle Grad Beech Mtn and Miami Fl.
To my neighbor and friend we offer our prayers and hope to see you back to normal when we see you in the spring.
- Fred and Sherry Abernethy
Praying that all goes well, can't wait to hear all about it at our next dinner.
God Bless the Chandler family! Love you all.
Steve, may you have a quick recovery. Charlie B Voncanon
Rebecca & Steve Chandler - Owners of Clemmons Produce in Banner Elk and Steve was Chairman of the Banner Elk Tourism Development Authority
It is with a sad heart to announce that Steve did not make it through major heart surgery and passed away at 5pm on Tuesday, March 4 at Forsyth Hospital in Winston-Salem, NC. -Ron
A funeral service will be conducted for Steve Chandler at 11:00 AM - Saturday (Mar. 15) at the Chapel in the Pine Mausoleum at Rowan Memorial Park in Salisbury The Rev. Carl Clawson, minister of Banner Elk Christian Fellowship, officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to Banner Elk Christian Fellowship, 140 Woods Lane, Banner Elk, NC 27604 or Boy Scout Troop 448, c/o Coburn United Methodist Church, 901 S. Church St., Salisbury, NC 28144 See today's (March 6) issue to read the obituary
Your condolences please and then click submit
These comments the day before and the day of Steve's heart surgery on March 4, 2014
He was an awesome uncle and person all around. People respected him for a reason. -Travis Lang
Rebecca and family--Our hearts are saddened to learn of Steve's passing. He will be missed!
-Jim and Ann Swinkola
Please accept our deepest sympathies and our prayers.
-Ted and Carol Silver
Our heartfelt condolences to you Rebecca and family. Will keep you in our prayers and thoughts
-Renee and Steve Klarberg from Beech and Weston Florida
Oh no, Rebecca and family. I'm so sorry for the loss of Steve! He was so wonderful to us at the wildlife center! Please know that you are in my/our prayers during this very difficult time. Love and Light, -Nina, Students, and Critters
God bless your family in this time of need!! If we can be of any help, please ask! -Ric & Edi Crosby, WingN'It
Our heart felt condolence. We will miss you.
-Frank & Evelyn Thoubboron
Our deepest regrets, to Rebecca & Family. You are in our thoughts & prayers. (anonymous)
Rebecca and family, we are so sorry to hear of Steve's death. Be comforted to know, he is in a better place. Will keep you in our prayers.
-Peggy & Harvey Travis, Conover N C
Rebecca, Richard and I are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers will be with you and your family. (anonymous)
Dear Rebecca and family,
Steve's legacy as a good, caring, loving person will be our fondest memory. It's hard to understand God's plan for us, but we are sure Steve is with Him now. Our prayers and sympathy are with you. -Frank and Karen Wimbush
Our sympathy and prayers to the Chandler family. We hold you in our thoughts and hearts. What a loss to our community. -Donna and Bill Dicks
Banner Elk mourns with you. Find comfort in the knowledge that Steve's kindness, compassion and spirit will live on through those he has left behind. God Bless.
-Frank & Mary Watts
I did not know Steve personally, but have shopped at the market and have seen that happy face. Such a loss and I ask God to give his family strength. -Elaine Morgan
Rebecca and family, I am so saddened to hear of your loss. Steve was a wonderful man and will be so missed in the community. My prayers are with you. - Beverly Lait
Dave and I are so sorry and shocked. your family are in our prayers and please let us know what we an do.... anything.
He will be very missed. My heart goes out to his family.
-Kimerly R. Jones
Rebecca and family - We are saddened to hear of Steve's passing. He was a great man and will be missed. You are in our prayers. -Ray and Kim Schrader
Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family. We are saddened by Steve's sudden passing, but he left a great legacy for us all to follow. The partners & staff of the The Inn at Elk River enjoyed our relationship with Steve & he will be missed!
-John & Malinda Lowery, Richard & Ann Miller, Bill & Loretta Dodgen & Darlene Calvert
Sending prayers and lots of love. -Karen & David Johnson
Rebecca. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May the wonderful memories help you during this sad time. Gwen & David McAllister
Rebecca, We are so sorry! Steve was a wonderful force in our community and especially to the Greater Banner Elk Heritage foundation. He will be missed. Please give our condolences to your family. -Sylvia and Bud Hahn
It is with deep sadness that we have learned of the passing of one of our "Autumn at Oz" family. Steve Chandler, long time "Professor Marvel" the first weekend each October, and owner of Clemmons Produce in Banner Elk, passed away yesterday after undergoing heart surgery in Winston-Salem. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Rebecca, and the rest of Steve's family. See you somewhere over the rainbow, Steve. -Tom & Jo-Ann McMurray
His smile and heart to serve our community will be greatly missed. -Susan Freeman
Love and peace to each that was privileged to have met Steve (Professor Marvel)and our hearts will always keep a special place for you. -Denna, Sage, Abbe Miller
Rebecca, I am so,so sorry. There are no words. Just know, that you will see him again. Love Jan Tanzillo
Sending healing thoughts and prayers to you and your family. -Kelly & Marco Azzaro
We will miss you Steve...always. -Denna Miller
So sorry to hear this. Condolentces to the Chandler family.
Marilee & Cliff Williams
So sad. -Michelle Mabry Smith
OMG! I can't believe it! Andy's and my prayers are extended to Rebecca and the whole family. He talked with Rebecca the other day, and she felt so positive about everything. It breaks my heart. Please keep us posted on when and where to send cards and flowers. -Sharon Conlan Meyer
*Received after today's issue - to appear Thursday
*My thoughts and prayers go out to your family -Erika Siegel
*I hold all of you close to my heart as we all mourn the loss of such a true gentleman. -anonymous
*My thoughts and prayers are with your family, for strength at this most awful time. May the memory of Steve's life be for a blessing. -Molle Grad, Bch Mtn & Fl.
We are praying for you, Sweetie, and that you will in time feel the comfort of the Lord and He will fill you terrible void in your heart. -Shelley Swenson
We are so sorry! Steve was one of the kindest and most genuine person I know. He will be greatly missed.
Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you.
-Deena, Kelsey and Greg Levy
*We have all lost a vital community member. We will always remember his smile, gentle voice and wonderful demeanor. Seeing Steve in his glory with pumpkins, fruits, fresh veggies and Christmas trees - had a way of brightening the day. I'm sure all his skills will be flourishing now and that we can all look forward to being reunited. Praying for comfort in these days ahead. Rebecca, we are just a phone call away - if you need anything. Thanks for sharing Steve with all of us. He was greatly admired and will be missed.
-Love, Tom & Babette McAuliffe
Steve was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed....he was such a strong supporter of banner elk, especially the Banner House Museum.....a docent, BR Hoffman
What a wonderful family and a great loss for anyone who knew Steve Chandler. We will miss him and are remembering his family in prayer. (anonymous)
Our prayers are with you and your family in this sorrowful time . We will truly miss the happy jovial guy behind the counter at Clemmons. -Susan & Ed Hardin
I am so very sorry to hear about your loss, Rebecca. I know it is the saddest time of your life. May you find strength and comfort in the presence of your family and friends. You all have friends you don't even know you have. God bless you and keep you safe and bring joy back to you, in time.
Oh No!! Dave and I are so sorry to hear this. You and your family are in our prayers. (anonymous)
Rebecca and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Steve was a great man and a great person. He will be missed. Please let me know if I can do anything.
-Will Hughes from Daphne, AL
I will miss him so much. Such a wonderful person.
Rebecca, Brad, Nick.. I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you. -Peg Carino
Dear Mrs. Chandler, Brad and Nick,
We are so very sorry to hear of the loss of such a dear and wonderful man. Without question, you have an angel who will always be there for you if that is of any solace. There are no words that will make it better, nor words that will bring him back...they say that time heals all...it just makes it easier to deal with. Always know that this entire community will be here for each of you at any time that you need anything! Your husband and your dad was a really great man!!! Love, Margo Lynn, Luke Bailey, & Allyson Bailey
We are so sorry to hear this news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. -Rand & Mary Ray
We are praying for you all, it is so difficult for you all but GOD will give you Grace and comfort, thats a promise from HIS WORD, George Meyer family (Banner Manor Mini Storage) MY god BLESS you!
To all the Chandler family, I send my heartfelt condolences and prayers to help you through this time of great loss. May God bless you all. -Jackie Levy
So sorry for your loss -Pat St Petersburg Florida
Dearest Becca - Wish there were better words to express how much we will miss your precious Steve, though we have many happy memories of him to treasure. Know that we are holding you in our hearts and asking our Lord to keep your hand in His as he surrounds you with His strength and peace during this most difficult time for you and your family. He and we are right here for you.
-Love - Cindy and Paul Goedhart
Dear Chandler Family, Peace and strength to you all
-Billy Elliott, Banner Elk
We have loved taking care if Steve over the years. I always looked forward to seeing him. He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love , Christy Harrison and Dr. Robert McNeill
Please accept our deepest sympathies and our prayers.
-Jeff and Lilly Stanley Wahoos Adventures.
Steve was one of the truly good guys. I enjoyed visiting with him at Clemmons. Rebecca, Brad and Nick, you have my deepest sympathy and my prayers. -Kathy Ward
I am so very sorry to hear of Mr. Steve`s passing. I cannot believe it, I`m shocked. I`m thinking of you and saying prayers. -Patty Sahm and Family ("Patty The Pet-Sitter")
Becca, Nick, Brad
I am truly sad I lost my best friend "ESSO". Steve and his family sort of adopted me when I was down and out. Becca and kids, my heart is out to you. Also to Mrs. Chandler, what a great mother you are.
The town of Banner Elk lost a good friend and neighbor.
-Rev. Dan Brubaker
We are so very sorry for your loss.. He brought us much joy. (anonymous)
I'm so sorry for your loss. -Larry Hazen
Steve will always be there with all of you. We send our heartfelt sympathy.
-The Harpers from New Smyrna Beach FL
We are shocked, a wonderful man who helped so many folks he will be sadly missed. We are very saddened to hear of this loss and would like to express our sincere condolences to Rebecca and family.
-Fast Eddie family and staff
Rebecca and Family - know that all of you will be in my thoughts and prayers. -Ann Miller
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. We share your grief. -Judy and Don Hilsmier
As the Golden Gates of Heaven open may you Rest in Jesus, Steve. Gone but never forgotten. -Rosa Chambers
We are so sorry for your loss, Rebecca. May the Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace.
-Susan and Walter Hinson, Vero Beach, FL
Dear Rebecca...My most sincere condolences I submit to you and your family over the loss of Steve. While I did not know him, personally, he had to have been a truly wonderful person. When in Banner Elk each summer I did shop at your produce shop...and my heart goes out to you in your loss. -Sincerely, Ruth in Albemarle, N C.
Rebecca Brad,and family: I am SO sorry for your loss. Unfortunately I will not be in Avery Co. to personally help you. What a pleasure is was to have Steve in our lives. Thank you for the memories. (anonymous)
We are so sorry. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. -Robert and Kimberly Tufts
Dear Rebecca, Brad and family, you are in our hearts and prayers. We are deeply saddened to learn of Steve's passing. ~Lorie and Todd Bush
Rebecca, Our heartfelt sympathy goes to you and your family at this time of loss. We always enjoyed talking with Steve and know he will be missed by everyone. -Bob & Mary Beth Ragin
Rebecca, our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. Please know we will be praying for strength and peace during this very difficult time. Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Rick & Ivis Hernandez - Sugar; Miami, FL
Shocking. what a loss to our little town.
-Lynne Cruikshank Bass
We are so very sorry for the loss of this friendly man who always welcomed us to Clemons with a smile. The community will certainly miss him, and we will keep you close during this difficult time. -Susan and David Staton
My heart is heavy with sadness. Steve will be missed by so many of us. May the Good Lord be with his lovely wife Rebecca during these difficult times.
-Reka Korossy and Ed Aronoff
Our hearts are saddened with this news, prayers and hugs for Brad, Emma, Rebecca and the family.
-Peggy and Holston Presbytery Camp
Dear Rebecca and family,
You and your family are in our prayers . We send our sincere condolences.
-Glenda and Florio Abbate
To Nick and Brad: I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. My condolences to your entire family, I will keep you in my prayers!
Rebecca & family,
We are so so sorry for your loss. Steve was such a kind person & a great friend. We will all miss him dearly.
-Andy & Cindy Porter
Sending love and light to you and your family.
Steve will certainly be missed. Our hearts go out to his family. -Jackie and Buster Burleson
We will miss his happy face and friendly personality. So sorry for your loss. Toni and Bob Brownlee
Words fail to express our sadness. Steve has touched many hearts and his legacy will truly continue to beat in this community. -Phil and Lori Dean
Dear Rebecca, Through Ron Johnson I was informed of the sadness you and your family are feeling today. May God bless you and yours and we know Steve is in the hands of our Lord. -Sincerely, Shirl and Ken Stevens Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. and Elk River.
*Received after today's issue - to appear Thursday
*Sad news to share with our Banner Elk friends.
Steve Chandler, our friend at Clemmons Produce and ever a promoter of our lovely town passed away yesterday at 5 PM. He was always up-beat, and friendly, with a positive, can-do attitude. We will miss seeing his smiling face. -Bayou Smokehouse & Grill, Banner Elk
*A welcoming face when we came north for the summer.We will miss his warm smile.Our prayerful thoughts for his family.
-Ray and Molly Kelly, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
*Allen and I will hold your family up "to the light." God's blessings to you during this very difficult time. He was an admirable man and the entire Banner Elk community will feel this loss.
Oh, Rebecca, our hearts are aching for you and your family. Steve was such a dear friend and we are thankful for the wonderful memories he left with us. May God's grace and the love and prayers of all who knew Steve carry you and yours through this difficult time.
-Robin and Mike Dunn
Rebecca Brad,and family: I am so sorry for your loss. Unfortunately I will not be in Avery Co. to personally help you. What a pleasure is was to have Steve in our lives. Thank you for the memories. -Trish Daniels
*Rebecca and Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Steve will be missed by all. You have our deepest sympathy. If there is anything we can do.... -Greg & Debbie Argetsinger
*As frequent visitors to beautiful Banner Elk, Clemmons Produce was one of our favorite places. I did not know Steve personally, but I recognized him after seeing his picture. We always appreciated his friendly, easygoing personality and enjoyed talking with him while shopping. I know Banner Elk will be a sadder place without him.Condolences to his family and his beautiful little town. -Kim Miller, Walterboro, SC
Rebecca, Brad and Nick-I am so sorry for your loss. He was such a dear person. He will be greatly missed.
Sorry for your lost and our condolences to your family!
-Bill and Sara Beth Russell
Rebecca and family, we are deeply saddened by the passing of Steve. He was loved by all and was so involved in the Banner Elk area. We will miss him.
-Brenda and Alec Lyerly
Mrs Chandler, Brad, Nick and Emma, we have heavy hearts today with this sad news. Please know how much Mr Chandler's support and gracious kindness meant to us always. All his kind words and actions will remain fond memories to his friends and associate's - ours especially. - Pat and Laurie Bagbey and all your friends
at Louisiana Purchase
Sweet Rebecca,Brad,Nick & Emma,
Our souls are so sad. In all the years we have known you beginning as customers to neighbors, business partners and friends you were so welcoming.You both put a smile on everyone's face who met you.You are the most thoughtful, giving, genuine caring people we know. Coming to the mountains will never be the same. Please know that everything you both did for us as neighbors and in business will always be remembered. We will never have a cup of "coffee" whenwe don't remember you and your sweet Litl Steve.We pray Christs peace on for all of you. -Love Jan & Bill Reed
Our deepest sympathy, love, and prayers.
-Garry and Diane Puckett, Shelby,NC
Rebecca, I am so sorry to hear about Steve's passing. He was always such a great guy and I enjoyed knowing him all these years. I am so thankful that Tom and I saw him back in the fall and that I visited him while at Rowan. I will be thinking of you and your family during this very difficult time in your life. -Sharon Hoffman Hampton
My love and support to Rebecca and family. Steve always had a smile and was a happy man. I could see how much he loved Rebecca and his family. We will miss him and he most certainly made a positive difference in Banner Elk! -Kathy Boone
Steve gave so much to the Banner Elk community. He will be greatly missed. We send our thoughts to Rebecca and the family during this very difficult time.
~SarahMack and Horace Brumit, Banner Elk
Clemmons Produce has been a staple for me since I moved to Banner Elk a few years ago. I loved going there to get produce and have quite a few whimsical knick knacks in my home from there. Anytime Mr. Chandler was there I enjoyed talking with him. I am so very sorry he is gone and send heartfelt sympathy to his family.
What a loss to your family and our community. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. -Brittany Swain and everyone at the Visitors' Information Channel.
We're shocked and saddened to hear about this. Steve and Rebecca were 2 of the first people to warmly welcome us to Banner Elk and continued to offer their help and hospitality over the few years that we've known them. Banner Elk won't be the same without Steve's smiling face. We're so very sorry for your loss.
-Fran and Mark Wilson, Mookie's Kettle Korn,
So sorry for your loss. Steve was a great man and was always so kind to my family. My sons already told me how much they will miss him at the produce stand. Banner Elk has lost a wonderful person. -anonymous
We were all sorry to hear about the loss of Mr. Chandler. What a blessing he was to the High Country and beyond. -Lett-US-Produce
What a terrific cousin! We made some wonderful memories together. I specifically remember all the great times at the lake over the summers growing up. He will be missed. Sending prayers to Rebecca and all family members from New Hampshire.
Banner Elk Pays Tribute To Steve Chandler
From the Family of Steve. "All these messages mean so much to us. This is a difficult time, but your support really means a lot. Steve loved this community and it is so nice to see how many loved him."
Robin and Mike Dunn along with town restaurants and many others are putting together an informal celebration to honor the life of Steve Chandler who passed away Tuesday.
The Chandler family will be there to welcome you in an
old-fashioned down-home get-together, a most appropriate
way to pay our respects to a much-beloved man who dearly
loved his family and served our town so faithfully.
For more information and how you can assist in the celebration,
Visit Dunn's Deli
or call Mike at 828-898-6731.
Hi, this is Susan, Steve's little sister. I would just like to say that the outpouring of love on this page has been so uplifting to me and my 94 year old mother that I cannot express it in words. My mother asked me to print out all of the comments, and she has read them over and over. It has been devastating for us, but to me & Mom, to see how much my brother has touched others with his smiling face and kindness has been so comforting. It has really touched our hearts to hear all the little stories from folks, to know that others know how wonderful he was. I can't imagine going on without his guidance, having lost my only other brother, Robin, this same time last year. Thanks to everyone for all of your comments, and know that they have really have comforted this family. I will re-quote something I have read here, "We will see you over the Rainbow Big Brother! "
Love, Susan Chandler Smith