Sandra Jean Balentine passed away August 17, 2018

Sandra Jean Balentine, age 56, of Quitman, Arkansas, passed away on August 17, 2018.  Born on April 18, 1962 in Heber Springs, Arkansas, she was the daughter of Ola Jean New Allen and the late Richard New.

Sandra was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother and grandmother. She had retired from the Quitman School District where she worked as an Administrative Assistant.  She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She was of the Baptist faith and was a member of the Flat Rock Missionary Baptist Church. 

She is survived by her husband David F. Balentine, mother Ola Jean Allen and her husband Laymon, her son Josh Balentine and his wife Misty, her sisters Shelia Sandidge and her husband Tim, Sharon Southerland and her husband Tim, and Sherry Davis, her brothers Stanley New and his wife Amy, and Shannon Bart Allen, her granddaughter McKenzie Hughes and her husband Chase and her great-grandson Brantley Hughes.  Mrs. Balentine is also survived by her many nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00pm-7:00pm on Sunday, August 19, 2018 and funeral services will be held at 10:00am on Monday, August 20, 2018 at Olmstead Funeral Home with Pastor Blake Goodwin officiating.  Interment will follow in Pearson Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Seth New, Lee Southerland, Dillon Davis, Dalton Davis, Chase Hughes and Jordan Rackley.  Honorary Pallbearers will be Shannon Bart Allen and Steve Watkins.

Arrangements are by Olmstead Funeral Home.