April 2022
Written By: 
Grand Strand Magazine Staff
Photographs by: 
Scott Smallin

Carole and Jim Bowdre, Myrtle Beach Funeral Home and Creamatory owners

Myrtle Beach Funeral Home and Crematory Inc. is a South Carolina-licensed funeral home and crematory providing families with professional, dedicated funeral service at a fraction of the nationwide cost. The award-winning company is co-owned by Carole H. Bowdre, a licensed funeral director, and James “Jim” Bowdre, manager, a national licensed funeral director and embalmer. 
We take pride in providing high quality and affordable funeral services. We offer options to fit the needs of any family, and our customers appreciate the relaxed atmosphere and the dedication and compassion of our staff. We serve Horry and surrounding counties in both North Carolina and South Carolina with quality and fairness.

Our wide range of services ensure that each tribute or celebration is as special as the person being honored. Assisting families through the loss of a loved one and celebrating their life is truly a success story.

We encourage pre-need planning. Preplanning final arrangements helps relieve family members of emotional and financial burdens. We can provide in-state and out-of-state transfers, on-site cremation and shipping services. We now also offer live streaming of services on Facebook, as well as grief counseling. 

We have received the Reader’s Choice Award sponsored by the Myrtle Beach Herald for the past seven years—either best or first runner-up. We were honored as Readers’ Choice Best Funeral Home 2021.
We are very active in our community by continuing to support our civic organizations, nonprofits, local law enforcement and local charities. We always like to give back to our community. 

4505 US Hwy. 17 Bypass S., Myrtle Beach 29577
(843) 293-4505