Sarah Cross

Seneca – Sarah Jean Smith Cross, 78, wife of Randal R. “Pete” Cross, passed away on Tuesday, October 12th, 2021 at Prisma Health – Oconee Memorial Hospital.


Sarah was born in Charleston, South Carolina, and was the daughter of the late James Claude and Maggie Ethel Stancil Smith. Sarah was a retired educator who taught at Westminster High School and Daniel High School. Sarah was an active member of Seneca Baptist Church for over 50 years, having served as the organist, pianist for the Joy Singers and was the former owner of Crystal’s Collections by Cross. She enjoyed playing bridge and her greatest joy was spending time with her family.


Sarah is survived by her beloved husband, Randal R. “Pete” Cross of 56 years; son, Brady C. Cross of Seneca; daughter, Crystal Cross Sanders and husband Tracy of Oakway; two grandchildren, Claudia Alexandra Sanders and Nickolas Randal Sanders.


A funeral service will be held, 2:00 pm, Friday, October 15th, 2021 at Sandifer Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Oconee Memorial Park. The family will receive friends prior to the service 12:30 pm – 1:45pm, Friday, October 15th, 2021 at Sandifer Funeral Home.


Flowers are accepted or memorials in Sarah’s memory can be made to The Joy Singers in c/o Seneca Baptist Church, 1080 S. Oak Street, Seneca, SC 29678. A message of condolence may be written to the family by visiting