J.L. Sandine, 77, of the Herbine community died Sunday, April 8, 2012.

He was born April 3, 1935 in Cleveland County, a son of the late Johnnie Carl and Flora Mabel Rauls Sandine.

Mr. Sandine had retired from the Arkansas Forestry Commission after serving as a forest ranger.  He was a Baptist, and a member of the Sandine Hunting Club.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Sandine was also preceded in death by two brothers, William “Dude” Sandine and Charles “Tommy” Sandine; and a niece, Stella Jeanette Gray.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Ricky and Teresa Sandine of Herbine, and Chris and Julie Sandine of Rowell; two daughters and sons-in-law, Tressia and Roger Donaldson, and Cindy and Jack Bennett, all of Wilmar; two sisters, Macel Linzey of New Edinburg, and Peggy Cullipher Mahurin of Texarkana, Arkansas; eight grandchildren, Rodney, Dennia, John, Shannon, Jayson, Peyton, Dodge, Emily, and a grandson due in July; five great-grandchildren, Hunter, Hayden, Caralyne, Sadie and Charlotte; and a special friend, Robbie Mann of Monticello.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 12, 2012, at Buie Funeral Home with Bro. Doney Blackerby officiating. Burial will follow in Prosperity Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at Buie Funeral Home.

Pallbearers are nephews, Kent Cullipher, Jimmy Cullipher, Mark Sandine, Keith Sandine, Ronnie Sandine and Randy Linzey.

Honorary pallbearers are Gene Kimbrell, Grady Kimbrell, D.H. Kimbrell and Junior Rauls.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Buie Funeral Home of Rison.

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