Loyd Sandlin of McDougal, Ark., son of the late Fieldin Floyd and Lela Lawrence Sandlin, was born Aug. 29, 1933 in Catron, Mo. and died Dec. 4, 2001 at his home in McDougal at the age of 68. He was united in marriage to Verna Britt on Feb. 27, 1973, she survives of the home. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Loyd Dale Sandlin; by three grandsons; by three brothers, Charles Floyd Sandlin, Fred Dillinger and Cecil Whitaker; and by one sister, Lela Ester Sandlin. Besides his wife, he is survived by four children, Bobby Joe Sandlin of Mich., Kathy Lippert of Eaton Rapids, Mich., Shelia McCoy of Burfordville and Loyd Gene Sandlin of Sikeston; by 13 grandchildren; by three great-grandchildren; by seven brothers, Raymond Sandlin and Lorenzo Sandlin, both of Poplar Bluff, Fieldin "Sonny" Sandlin and Melvin Sandlin, both of Bernie, Larry Charles Sandlin of Bloomfield, Calvin Sandlin of Dexter and Winford Whitaker of Dudley; by seven sisters, Ollie Gaultney of N.C., Melba Bryant, Mary Dugger, and Darlene Parks, all of Dudley, Bonnie Birchfield of Brosley, Faye Gee of Dexter, and Rebecca Rhode of Poplar Bluff. Visitation will be held on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. at the Hoggard & Sons Funeral Home in Piggott, Ark. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. in the Hoggard & Sons Chapel with Rev. Willie Sandlin officiating. Internment will follow in the Browns Chapel Cemetery in Brosley with Hoggard & Sons Funeral Home of Piggott, Ark. in charge of all arrangements.