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1943 Sandra 2019

Sandra Irene Ratliff

October 22, 1943 — January 7, 2019

Sandra Irene (Thomas) Ratliff, 75, of Salem, Arkansas departed this life on Monday, January 7, 2019 at Salem, Arkansas. She was born to the late Pitser Madison Thomas, II and Clara Mae (Fletcher) Thomas on October 22, 1943 in San Diego, California.

Sandra was united into marriage to Fred Ratliff on September 19, 1986 in Campbell Station, Arkansas. Sandra was a homemaker and was of the Christian faith. Sandra loved her family, dancing and music. She was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend.

Sandra leaves to mourn her passing; three daughters, Shelia Pavlu and husband Mark of Greenbrier, Arkansas, Tracy Lamb of Viola, Arkansas and Lalane Goble and husband Jon of Campbell Station, Arkansas; eight grandchildren, Sarah Sexton (A.J.), Brandon Johnson (Charm), Chase Pavlu (Sabrina), Cassandra Pavlu, Nathaniel Lamb, Chad Pavlu, Amber Thompson and Calee Goble; four great grandchildren, Trenton, Hudson, McKenzie and Preslee; two brothers, Pitser Madison Thomas, III of Salem, Arkansas and Johnie Erwin Thomas and wife Bertha of Pocola, Oklahoma; two sisters, Pamela Ann Blalock and husband Danny of Jonesboro, Arkansas and Janice Sue Morrison and husband Jim of Mustang, Oklahoma; many nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband, parents, grandson (Andrew Mross) and son in law (Muril Lamb).

Visitation services will be held at 9:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Barker Funeral Home in Salem, Arkansas. Memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 904 Autumn Rd., Suite 500, Little Rock, Arkansas 72211. Arrangements are under the direction of Barker Funeral Home in Salem, Arkansas.

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Saturday, January 12, 2019

9:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Barker Funeral Home - Salem

857 Highway 62 West, Salem, AR 72576

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