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
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Brian A. Allen Owner / Funeral Director / Embalmer
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Tammy Allen Owner/ Office Manager
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Wade Sheriff Apprentice Funeral Director
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Wendi Albertson Administrative Assistant
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Zack Duncan Operational Facilitator Of Funeral Home & Cemeteries
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Mark Hollifield Funeral Assistant
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Ralph Woodall Funeral Assistant
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Ed Miller Funeral Assistant/Part-time
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Barbara Waters Office Assistant/Part-time
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Jon Carver Part-time Funeral Assistant
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Pastor Mark Nelson Part-time Funeral Assistant
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Jenny Roach Apprentice Funeral Director/Embalmer

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 / Funeral Director / Embalmer
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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

Owner/ Office Manager
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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.

Wade Sheriff

Apprentice Funeral Director
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Wade Sheriff is the son of Rev. Tim and Michelle Jenkins Sheriff. Wade attended West Oak High School and Tri-County Technical College and is a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church, where he serves as the Church Organist. Wade is an avid musican and enjoys spending time with his family and friends and the outdoors. 

Wendi Albertson

Administrative Assistant
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Wendi is a native of Georgia, she is the daughter of Tony Crunkleton and Carolyn Johntson, a graduate of Stephens County High School.

Wendi lives in Oconee County with her husband, Leonard. Wendi has three children, Cody (Lindsey), Katlynn (Jared) and Jay. Wendi is also a loving grandmother to three sweet boys, Jase, Colton and Lane. Wendi attends Ebenezer Baptist Church in Toccoa, GA and has been employeed with Sandifer Funeral Home since October 2018. In Wendi's free time she enjoys trips to the beach and spending with her family and friends. 

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.

Mark Hollifield

Funeral Assistant
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Mark is the son of Doug and Susan Alexander Hollifield. His is married to Morgan Black Hollifield of Westminster and is the proud father of Brooks Hollifield. Mark is a native of Oconee County, a Walhalla High School graduate, former fireman with Walhalla Fire Department, owner of Mark's Marine, and a member of Life Point Church. Mark has a natural genuine spirit to serving the public, enjoys spending time with his family and the outdoors, and attending Clemson football and baseball games.

Ralph Woodall

Funeral 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.

Ed Miller

Funeral 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.