Bobby Joe Sandifer

Published 12:01 am Saturday, June 12, 2010

ROLLING FORK — Bobby Joe Sandifer died Thursday, June 10, 2010, at his home in Rolling Fork. He was 68.

A Vicksburg native, Mr. Sandifer was raised in Chatham and graduated from Glen Allan High School in 1959. He attended Hinds Junior College and Delta State. He lived in Sharkey County for 41 years, working as a plantation manager and chemical application manager until his retirement.

He was a deacon and member of First Baptist Church of Rolling Fork.

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He was preceded in death by his parents, Troy and Margaret Sandifer; and two brothers, Troy Sandifer Jr. and Billy Gene Sandifer.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Hazel Ann Tilghmon Sandifer of Rolling Fork; one son, Alan Sandifer of Clinton; one daughter, Jo Ann Sandifer of Knoxville, Tenn.; two brothers, Paul Sandifer of Chapin, S.C., and Jerry Cogdell of Fulton; one sister, Faye Ross of Marietta, Ga.; two grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church of Rolling Fork with the Rev. Millard L. Caulder officiating. Burial will follow at Mound Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Sunday at Glenwood Funeral Home in Rolling Fork.

Pallbearers will be Jimmie Magee, Jimmy Walker, Bo Hinton, Rick Hinton, Larry Cordell, Thomas Kelly, Phillip Hester and Tommy Bowles.

Honorary pallbearers will be Laurence Carter, Claude Carter, Jimmy Dick Carter, Harvey Cockrell, Lee Martin, Daryl Smith, Thad Virden, Mike Ray, Jim Start, John Bodie, Dr. Danny Jackson and members of the men’s Sunday school class.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, First Baptist Church or a favorite charity.