Funeral services for Mrs. Hope Sandlin Tyler, 95, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012 at Springhill United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bill McLain officiating. Interment will follow in Springhill Cemetery under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home, Springhill.
Visitation will be held Friday from 5 until 7 p.m. at Bailey Funeral Home.
Mrs. Tyler was born May 28, 1916 to Samuel Clayton and Ada Oma Dees Sandlin in Taylor, Arkansas and passed away Jan. 18, 2012 in Springhill.
She was a lifelong resident of this area, a faithful member of Springhill United Methodist Church and the UMW. Hope was a past matron of the Eastern Star, Wagner Chapter # 111 O.E.S. Mrs. Tyler was active in community and civic organizations, was a volunteer at the hospital and member of the Garden Club.
She loved fishing and camping with her husband. Mrs. Tyler was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend.
She is survived by her daughter, Thema Jean Tyler McKinnis of Springhill; son and daughter-in-law, Donald Ray "Don" Tyler and wife, Angie Hart Tyler of Bartlesville, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Michael Alan McKinnis and wife, Rachel, Dr. Donald Ray Tyler II and wife, Dr. Shannon Tyler, Dion Estero Tyler and wife, Amy, Deena Renee' Tyler and Dr. Jean Dontee Tyler; great-grandchildren, Cade, Aidan, Dashiell, Carter and a host of nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Tyler was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Delma B. Tyler, May, 2004; son-in-law, William Carroll McKinnis, August, 2003; and sister, Sylvia O'Bier Burnett, March 2009.
Serving as pallbearers will be nephews, Herman Tyler, Jimmy Tyler, Drew "Sonny" Tyler, Mike Tyler, Sam O'Bier, Fred O'Bier, Michael O'Bier and Mike Reeves.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Day, Terry Farrington, Johnny Ray McEachern, Richard Baker, Charlie Park, Dr. Matt Lane, Jimmy House, Mack Robinson, Len Ragus and members of the Eastern Star, Wagner Chapter, #111 O.E.S.
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