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Jessie Oleta Sandlin, 95
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Mrs. Jessie Oleta Sandlin, 95, of McMinnville died Wednesday, July 3, at NHC Health Care Center in McMinnville. 

She was born Oct. 13, 1923, in Smithville, was a homemaker, and a member of Madison Street Baptist Church. Mrs. Sandlin was preceded in death by parents Petway and Birdie Anderson McCaleb, husband James Otis Sandlin, son David Sandlin, sister Lola McCaleb, brothers Alfred and Joe David McCaleb, and daughter-in-law June Sandlin.

Survivors include her children Louise Boles Winkler and husband Jerry, Cathey (Keith) Carpenter, Odis Paul Sandlin, and Phillip (Angela) Sandlin, sisters Carol Davenport, Eleanor (Wayne) Simerly, and Joyce LeFever, brothers Paul (Betty) McCaleb and Calvin (Diane) McCaleb, 15 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday, July 8, at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Harlen Simmons and Bro. Carl Smith will officiate. Interment will follow at Brick House Cemetery. The Sandlin family will receive friends Sunday from 3 to 8 p.m., and again Monday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Meals on Wheels. Online condolences may be made at

McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) July 7, 2019