Funeral for Pfc. Chandler to be held in Whitewright

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WHITEWRIGHT, TX -- A young soldier from Whitewright, killed in the line of duty in Afghanistan, will be laid to rest Saturday.

Private First Class Jake Chandler's funeral will be held in Bells starting at 2 p.m.

It will be held at Mullican-Little Funeral Home.

Chandler's body arrived at NTRA Perrin Field Thursday by plane after being flown overseas to Dover.

Hundreds of people turned out for the precession.

The procession route for the funeral will travel from Bells west on Highway 56 from the funeral home and then turn south on Highway 69 to Whitewright. Upon arrival in Whitewright the procession will turn east on Grand Ave. and go through downtown to FM 898 and we will turn north to Oak Hill Cemetery.