Faces of The Grand Strand - Myrtle Beach Funeral & Crematory

April 2024
Written By: 
Grand Strand Magazine Staff
Photographs by: 
Scott Smallin

Pictured from left: Blair Bowdre, office manager; Jim Bowdre, owner, manager, funeral director and embalmer; Carole Bowdre, owner, funeral director

The compassionate, caring team at Myrtle Beach Funeral Home and Crematory have been helping families navigate through one of life’s greatest difficulties - losing a loved one - since 2008.

The South Carolina business, owned by licensed funeral directors Jim and Carole Bowdre, provides families with professional, yet personalized, premium service at a fraction of the nationwide cost. The funeral home’s affordability and mission statement of “going the extra mile” is supported by a relaxed atmosphere and kind, dedicated staff members. 

“Once families see how much lower we are on our prices and the ease of working with our staff on making arrangements, they tell us a huge burden has been lifted off them and they say they’re so thankful we are in business,” says Carole Bowdre. 

Myrtle Beach Funeral Home and Crematory offers a wide range of affordable, customized options and encourages pre-need planning in order to help relieve family members of the emotional and financial stress loss involves. The Bowdres and staff can provide in-state and out-of-state transfers, on-site cremation, and shipping services. They also offer live streaming of services on Facebook and grief counseling.

“We also use electronic signatures for out-of-state and out-of-Horry County families,” Carole explains. The “e-signing” on all required documents for cremations and publishing the death certificates are very helpful to them.” 

Additionally, one of the most popular services Myrtle Beach Funeral Home and Crematory offers with the direct cremations and memorial services is “a way to honor and celebrate a loved one’s life through a DVD Memorial Tribute,” she notes.

The funeral home has received the Myrtle Beach Herald’s Readers’ Choice Award, either best or first runner-up, for the past nine years, as well as other state-wide honors. Also, the company supports local civic organizations, nonprofits, and local law enforcement.

“We always give back to our community, for the local community has always supported us,” Carole explains.

4505 U.S. Hwy. 17 Bypass S. Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 Phone: (843) 293-4505 myrtlebeachfh.com