Bernice Yvonne Sandlin, the daughter of the late John Fred Flippin and Grace Reed Flippin, was born in Flippin, Ark., on Feb. 12, 1921, and died at the Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Crystal City on Tuesday, March 21, 2006, at the age of 85.
She had lived in Dudley until 1979 before moving to Imperial.
On Nov. 1, 1941, she was married to Clifford Ray Sandlin. He preceded her in death on Dec. 10, 1973.
Surviving are two sons, Ronald Ray Sandlin of Hillsboro and John Alan Sandlin of Alton, Ill.; two daughters, Anita Kay Moore of Imperial and Sharon Ann Martin of Baltimore, Md.; two brothers, James Flippin of Wichita, Kan., and Hugh Flippin of Dudley; one sister, Dorothy Cox of Poplar Bluff; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Paul Wayne and Gary Lynn Sandlin; one brother, Clifton Flippin; and one sister, Lola Martin.
Visitation was held from 12-2 p.m. Friday, March 24, 2006, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, March 24, 2006, at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter with Rev. Kenneth Biggs of Dexter officiating.
Interment will follow in the Hagy Cemetery in Dexter with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.