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Vernon Austin Sandlin

By Staff
February 1, 2005
Funeral for Vernon Austin Sandlin, 88, of the Massey community, will be Satur-day, Feb. 5, at 1 p.m. at McKendree United Methodist Church with Dr. David Parker officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. The body will be at the church one hour prior to the service. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Mr. Sandlin died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2005, at Summerford Nursing Home after an extended illness. He was born July 25, 1916, in Morgan County to L.B. Sandlin and Lillie Wallace Sandlin. He and his wife, Louise, owned and operated the Correll Restaurant in Hartselle from 1972 to 1986. He farmed and worked at Wolverine Tube before the restaurant business. He was a life long member of McKendree United Methodist Church and was an active citizen of the Massey community. He lived his entire life on a farm adjoining the farm he was born on. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Louise Maddox Sandlin; his son, Larry Jerome Sandlin; three brothers, Herman Sandlin, Hance Sandlin and Mynatt Sandlin.
He is survived by two sons, James H. Sandlin and wife Susan of Unionville, Tenn., and Charles Vernon Sandlin and wife Kaye of Hartselle; one brother, Shirley Summerford and wife Pearl of Massey; two sisters, Verna Mae Fields and husband Milford of Massey and Barbara Gandy and husband Harold of Falkville; sister-in-law, Rose Sandlin of Toms River, N.J.; five grandchildren, Laura H. Moore, Mary E. Sandlin Plotts, Andrew J. Sandlin, Kathryn T. Sandlin and Selena Sandlin Linsey; and seven great-grandchildren.
Nephews George T. White, Ted Summerford, Wayne Gandy, Don Sandlin, Robert Sandlin, Gary White, Mack Maddox, Sandy Fields and Allen Gandy will serve as pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to the McKendree United Methodist Church, 2795 Highway #55, Danville, AL 35619.

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