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Monday April 30th, 2018
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Community Christian Fellowship
Tuesday May 1st, 2018

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Sandra J. Long

Sandra Joyce Long, 65, of Siloam Springs, AR passed away Thursday, April 26, 2018 at the Siloam Springs Nursing and Rehab.


Sandra was born on June 8, 1952 in Siloam Springs, the only daughter of Roy Hewes and Mary Ann Hale Hewes. She married Rick Long on May 22, 1976, who preceded her in death.  Sandra was a positive, loving, godly lady, who was strong in her faith and was a member of the Community Christian Fellowship Church. She taught 1st Grade at Gentry Public Schools for 34 years, being instrumental in teaching many to read. She enjoyed garage sales, finding adventures and was a member of The Super Fun Walking Club. Above all, her grandchildren were the light of her life.


She is survived by three children: Nicholas and Katarina Long of West New York, New Jersey, Sonja and Justin Smith of Siloam Springs, Arkansas and Jennifer and Bryan Brown of Fayetteville, Arkansas; one brother, Larry Hewes and wife Sook of Anchorage, Alaska; four grandchildren Jackson and Magnolia Smith, and Covy and Miles Brown.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Mary Hewes,  her husband, Rick Long and two grandchildren, Coltrane and Amaryllis Smith.


Visitation will be held at the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home in Siloam Springs on Monday, April 30, 2018 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

Funeral service will be held at the Community Christian Fellowship Church on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 10:00am.  Pastor Pat Callahan and Associate Pastor Mark Gumm will officiate the service, with burial being conducted at the Oak Hill Cemetery.   Arrangements are under the direction of the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home. To sign online guestbook please go to www.backstrom-pyeatte.com.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the OK Kids Korral, 818 NE 8th St., Oklahoma City, OK 73104





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Sandy was my best friend during my childhood and through middle school. We met at Calvary Baptist Church out on old HWY 33, west of Siloam Springs, when my daddy was pastor there in the sixties. I just discovered today that she went home.... in 2018....shortly after my beloved husband passed away.
We enjoyed grand times together as girls. Sandy was always positive and fun; her parents were precious. I loved them all dearly.
We will meet again someday! What a celebration there will be.

LInda Lu (Gilmore) Lane Feb 20 2021 12:00 AM

A wonderful lady. RIP Snickerdoodle.

Jerry McFarland Jun 12 2018 12:00 AM

What a godly woman. We were in Bible study together and I so enjoyed sitting around the table with her. Bless her family during this difficult time and in the days to come.

Donna Pickle May 1 2018 12:00 AM

Regenia and I had the honor to work with Sandra for many years in the Gentry School District. She was an amazing teacher and friend. I think she exemplified Hebrews 11! Our prayers are that Jesus wrap you children in His Arms of Peace and Comfort.

Dr. Randy C. and Ms. Regenia W. Barrett Apr 30 2018 12:00 AM

I will greatly miss Sandra! She was truly a godly women who spread her love for her savior to everyone she met! She was so friendly and uplifting. God bless her family as they remember, grieve their loss and celebrate her life.

Susan Hunt Apr 28 2018 12:00 AM

Sandra was such a sweet person and great teacher. I remember when my Son had her in the first grade that He had trouble with His L's. Everything that started with an L came out with a W. I had worked and worked with Him. Then He had Mrs. Long and called Her Mrs. Wong. In less than two weeks She had Him calling Her Mrs. Long! She was a great person God bless you all during this very sad time. Pat Boyle

Patty Boyle Apr 28 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Sandra Long

Lee Anne Kendrick Apr 28 2018 12:00 AM

Such a loving, bright and caring individual. Met her the first year she taught 1st grade in Gentry. Knew her husbands family for many years. Our paths crossed often because of family and because we were both teachers. My prayers go out to her family and her many friends.

Betty (Glass) Southerland Apr 27 2018 12:00 AM

Sandy was one of the sweetest, kindest human beings ever. Prayers for her family and friends

JeanneBentley Apr 27 2018 12:00 AM