Our staff's commitment to you

Our staff is committed to providing support, compassion, information, and direction as needed to all members of our community, their families, and friends who are dealing with loss and grief.

 


 

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Cecil T. Sandifer, Sr. Founder

Cecil is a graduate of Eckels college of Mortuary Science. He is a U.S. Army World War ll Veteran, served as the Mayor of Westminster, Representative in the S.C. State Legislature and Chairman of the S.C. State Employment Security Commission. He also is a member of the Westminster Rotary Club, the Westminster Masonic Lodge #200AFM, the Hejaz Shrine Club, and is a member of the Westminster Baptist Church.

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Brian A. Allen Owner/Operator

Brian is the son of Bob & Trudy Underwood Allen of Walhalla, husband of Tammy Sheriff Allen formerly of Madison, and proud father of twin boys, Landon and Lane. Brian is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer where he serves as Vice President and General Manger of the funeral home. He started his career in funeral services at the age of 12 1/2 , attended Tri-County Technical College, a graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Services, he is an Eagle Scout recipient, a member and past president of the Westminster Rotary Club, founder and president of the Westminster Scout Hut, INC where he is very active in Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts 129, he is an avid outdoorsman and farmer, and member of Westminster Baptist Church.

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Tammy Allen Administrative Assistant

Tammy is the daughter of the late Larry & Judy Lee Sheriff, wife of Brian Allen and proud mother of twin boys, Landon & Lane. Tammy is recently retired from the Department of Social Services where she served at the Director for many years. She is a graduate of West Oak High school and Anderson University, a member of Westminster Baptist Church and very active with Westminster Scouts 129. In her free time you will find her spending time with her family, and she enjoys taking photographs.

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Ben Hood Assistant Manager

Ben is married to Kelley Wilson and they have a daughter, Riley, a son, Nathan and they reside in Walhalla. He is the son of Rev. Kenneth Hood and wife Nancy. Ben has been involved in funeral service for over ten years and is a graduate of the Mortuary Science program at Piedmont Technical College. He is a member of the First Baptist Church of Walhalla, Blue Ridge Masonic Lodge # 92 A.F.M., and the Hejaz Shrine.

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Renee Adams Office Manager

Renee came to work at Sandifer Funeral Home in 2010. A native of Westminster, she is a graduate of West-Oak High School and attended Tri-County Technical College. She is married to Jody Adams and they two children, Annie and Ethan. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, hiking, and working in her garden.  Renee attends Open Door Baptist Church.

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Zack Duncan Operational Facilitator Of Funeral Home & Cemeteries

Zack is married to Ashton and has two daughters, Kyla and Presley. A native of Westminster he is the son of Danny and Cindy Duncan. In his spare time he enjoys coaching his kids in recreation sports and being outdoors  Zack is a an active member of Foothills Church.

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Ralph Woodall Funeral Director Assistant

Ralph is a retiree from Maxfli Company. He assists with many aspects of the funeral services. Ralph and his wife of 50 years, Margaret Keasler Woodall, have 1 son and 2 grandchildren. They are members of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church where they are very active with the Senior Citizens Group of the church.

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Bill McLees Licensed Funeral Director/Part-time

Bill has been working with the Funeral Home since June, 1998. He is a graduate of Oakway High School And Clemson University. Bill and his family live in Oakway where he volunteers at the Oakway Fire Department. He is also a member of Oakdale Baptist Church, where he is member of security team.

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Ed Miller Funeral Director Assistant/Part-time

Ed is retired and he and his wife, Jo, have 3 children, 5 grandchildren. He is a member of the Westminster Baptist Church. Ed is also a member of the Westminster Masonic Lodge #200 AFM and a graduate of Limestone College with a BS in Business Management. They enjoy traveling, and spending time with family & friends.

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Barbara Waters Office Assistant/Part-time

Barbara is retired and has 2 children. She is a member of and very active in the Westminster Baptist Church, the Westminster Rotary Club, the Foster Care Review Board, and enjoys volunteering at Dot's Kitchen. Barbara enjoys traveling, knitting & crocheting and loves her pets.

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Jon Carver Part-time Funeral Assistant

Jon, is a graduate of D.W Daniel High and Tri-County Tech. Jon is married to Jessica and is a proud father of a soon to be five year old. Jon is a member of Clemson Church of God where his father and mother, Rev. Terry Carver and Alice Carver have been serving the Lord faithfully for almost 37 years. Jon is employeed with the Oconee County Assessor's office as a county appraiser and has worked at Sandifer Funeral Home since November 2016.

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Pastor Mark Nelson Part-time Funeral Assistant

Mark and his wife Natalie have a son Philip and a daughter Linley. Mark is a graduate of Westminster High School and Charleston Southern University, where he has served churches in South Carolina for over twenty five years and volunteered with various community chaplaincy and hospice care groups. Mark is the pastor of Old Liberty Baptist Church in Westminster and enjoys reading, hiking and learning about Oconee County History.

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Jenny Roach Apprentice Funeral Director/Embalmer

Jenny is the daughter of Amy and Luther Roach. She is a graduate of West Oak High school and a current attendee of Piedmont Technical College. She started working with the Funeral Home in June, 2017. Her hobbies include Hunting, Spending time with family, and traveling.

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Cecil T. "Sandy" Sandifer, Jr. Retired

Sandy began his funeral career at the age of 14. He attended Anderson College and Graduate of John A. Gupton College. He was married to the late Peggy Moore Sandifer and they have 3 children, Scott, Trey, and Anna. Sandy is now married to Sharon Swaney Sandifer and she has 1 daughter, Amy. He's a Baptist, Master Mason and involved in numerous organizations including founder and First President of the Oconee Humane Society and Westminster Chamber of Commerce. Sandy sits on various boards such as Oconee Federal Savings & Loan and Keep Oconee Beautiful Assoc., and also serves as President of Heritage Memorial Gardens Inc. He authored the 'Safe Cremation Act' which serves as a model law for other states, and he wrote many consumer protection amendments to current Funeral Service and Preneed Laws.

Cecil T. Sandifer, Sr.

Founder
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Cecil is a graduate of Eckels college of Mortuary Science. He is a U.S. Army World War ll Veteran, served as the Mayor of Westminster, Representative in the S.C. State Legislature and Chairman of the S.C. State Employment Security Commission. He also is a member of the Westminster Rotary Club, the Westminster Masonic Lodge #200AFM, the Hejaz Shrine Club, and is a member of the Westminster Baptist Church.

Brian A. Allen

Owner/Operator
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Brian is the son of Bob & Trudy Underwood Allen of Walhalla, husband of Tammy Sheriff Allen formerly of Madison, and proud father of twin boys, Landon and Lane. Brian is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer where he serves as Vice President and General Manger of the funeral home. He started his career in funeral services at the age of 12 1/2 , attended Tri-County Technical College, a graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Services, he is an Eagle Scout recipient, a member and past president of the Westminster Rotary Club, founder and president of the Westminster Scout Hut, INC where he is very active in Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts 129, he is an avid outdoorsman and farmer, and member of Westminster Baptist Church.

Tammy Allen

Administrative Assistant
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Tammy is the daughter of the late Larry & Judy Lee Sheriff, wife of Brian Allen and proud mother of twin boys, Landon & Lane. Tammy is recently retired from the Department of Social Services where she served at the Director for many years. She is a graduate of West Oak High school and Anderson University, a member of Westminster Baptist Church and very active with Westminster Scouts 129. In her free time you will find her spending time with her family, and she enjoys taking photographs.

Ben Hood

Assistant Manager
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Ben is married to Kelley Wilson and they have a daughter, Riley, a son, Nathan and they reside in Walhalla. He is the son of Rev. Kenneth Hood and wife Nancy. Ben has been involved in funeral service for over ten years and is a graduate of the Mortuary Science program at Piedmont Technical College. He is a member of the First Baptist Church of Walhalla, Blue Ridge Masonic Lodge # 92 A.F.M., and the Hejaz Shrine.

Renee Adams

Office Manager
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Renee came to work at Sandifer Funeral Home in 2010. A native of Westminster, she is a graduate of West-Oak High School and attended Tri-County Technical College. She is married to Jody Adams and they two children, Annie and Ethan. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, hiking, and working in her garden.  Renee attends Open Door Baptist Church.

Zack Duncan

Operational Facilitator Of Funeral Home & Cemeteries
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Zack is married to Ashton and has two daughters, Kyla and Presley. A native of Westminster he is the son of Danny and Cindy Duncan. In his spare time he enjoys coaching his kids in recreation sports and being outdoors  Zack is a an active member of Foothills Church.

Ralph Woodall

Funeral Director Assistant
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Ralph is a retiree from Maxfli Company. He assists with many aspects of the funeral services. Ralph and his wife of 50 years, Margaret Keasler Woodall, have 1 son and 2 grandchildren. They are members of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church where they are very active with the Senior Citizens Group of the church.

Bill McLees

Licensed Funeral Director/Part-time
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Bill has been working with the Funeral Home since June, 1998. He is a graduate of Oakway High School And Clemson University. Bill and his family live in Oakway where he volunteers at the Oakway Fire Department. He is also a member of Oakdale Baptist Church, where he is member of security team.

Ed Miller

Funeral Director Assistant/Part-time
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Ed is retired and he and his wife, Jo, have 3 children, 5 grandchildren. He is a member of the Westminster Baptist Church. Ed is also a member of the Westminster Masonic Lodge #200 AFM and a graduate of Limestone College with a BS in Business Management. They enjoy traveling, and spending time with family & friends.

Barbara Waters

Office Assistant/Part-time
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Barbara is retired and has 2 children. She is a member of and very active in the Westminster Baptist Church, the Westminster Rotary Club, the Foster Care Review Board, and enjoys volunteering at Dot's Kitchen. Barbara enjoys traveling, knitting & crocheting and loves her pets.

Jon Carver

Part-time Funeral Assistant
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Jon, is a graduate of D.W Daniel High and Tri-County Tech. Jon is married to Jessica and is a proud father of a soon to be five year old. Jon is a member of Clemson Church of God where his father and mother, Rev. Terry Carver and Alice Carver have been serving the Lord faithfully for almost 37 years. Jon is employeed with the Oconee County Assessor's office as a county appraiser and has worked at Sandifer Funeral Home since November 2016.

Pastor Mark Nelson

Part-time Funeral Assistant
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Mark and his wife Natalie have a son Philip and a daughter Linley. Mark is a graduate of Westminster High School and Charleston Southern University, where he has served churches in South Carolina for over twenty five years and volunteered with various community chaplaincy and hospice care groups. Mark is the pastor of Old Liberty Baptist Church in Westminster and enjoys reading, hiking and learning about Oconee County History.

Jenny Roach

Apprentice Funeral Director/Embalmer
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Jenny is the daughter of Amy and Luther Roach. She is a graduate of West Oak High school and a current attendee of Piedmont Technical College. She started working with the Funeral Home in June, 2017. Her hobbies include Hunting, Spending time with family, and traveling.

Cecil T. "Sandy" Sandifer, Jr.

Retired
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Sandy began his funeral career at the age of 14. He attended Anderson College and Graduate of John A. Gupton College. He was married to the late Peggy Moore Sandifer and they have 3 children, Scott, Trey, and Anna. Sandy is now married to Sharon Swaney Sandifer and she has 1 daughter, Amy. He's a Baptist, Master Mason and involved in numerous organizations including founder and First President of the Oconee Humane Society and Westminster Chamber of Commerce. Sandy sits on various boards such as Oconee Federal Savings & Loan and Keep Oconee Beautiful Assoc., and also serves as President of Heritage Memorial Gardens Inc. He authored the 'Safe Cremation Act' which serves as a model law for other states, and he wrote many consumer protection amendments to current Funeral Service and Preneed Laws.