Cecile Thrash Sandifer
Cecile Thrash Sandifer, 96, of Hattiesburg, passed away Aug. 26, 2022, at her home. A funeral service was held Aug. 29 at Moore Funeral Home in Hattiesburg, with burial in Highland Cemetery.
She was born July 18, 1926, in Wayne County to the late Emmitt E. and Elizabeth James Smith, of Leakesville. Cecile graduated from Leakesville High School in 1945 and USM in 1949. She was a member of Grandview United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, D.J. “Mart” Sandifer; two brothers, Heidle J. Smith and Orville Smith; and one sister, Lemoyne Smith Graham.
She is survived by three sons and their wives, Gregory and Paula Thrash, of Hattiesburg; Kevin and Suzanne Thrash, of Diamondhead; and Richard and Paula Thrash, of Hattiesburg; two granddaughters, Natalie (Patrick) Hollingworth and Cara Dufrane; one stepson, Mickey (Joyce) Sandifer; one stepdaughter, Sandra (Frank) Gunn; two sisters-in-law, Juanice Smith Peden and Juda Brister; and numerous nieces and nephews.