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Welcome to the South Carolina Morticians Association

    Our Mission is to assist our members in furthering their funeral service knowledge through continuing education, to provide a professional environment for networking with other members of the funeral service industry, to provide a dignified ethical service when loved ones have been entrusted to our care, and to insure the safety and protection of our communities by caring for the living.

SCMA News & Announcements

Death Announcement

It is with heavy hearts that South Carolina Mortician's Association's 6th District announces the death of Mrs. Lillie Mae Wheeler Bartell, the wife of member Mr. James Richard Bartell, owner of Bartell Funeral Home in Dillon, South Carolina.

Home going serves for Mrs. Bartell are scheduled for Friday, May 27, 2016, 1:00 PM at Goodwill Presbyterian Church, 295 Brick Church Road, Mayesville, South Carolina 29104.

Condolences may be sent to either location: Bartell Funeral Home 2511 Highway 9 E.  Dillon, SC 29536 or 1309 East Calhoun Street  Dillon, South Carolina 29536.

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It is with profound sadness that District One of the South Carolina's Mortician's Association announces the passing of Mr. Allen R. Galloway, father of District One Member, Edith Galloway.

Services for Mr. Galloway will be held on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 11:00 AM, at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 52 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive  St. Helena Island, SC 29902. Burial will be in the Beaufort National Cemetery with military honors.

Condolences may be sent to Edith Galloway  Chisolm Galloway Home for Funerals 808 Bladen Street  Beaufort SC 29902 Phone: 843-524-6634

Death Announcement

It is with heavy hearts the South Carolina Mortician's Association's 6th District announces the passing of its Treasurer, Mr. Freddie Faison.

Mr. Faison was the Managing Director/ Mortician of the Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home, Inc., Kingstree, SC and Samuels & Richadson Funeral Home, Inc.. Lake City SC. He was a member of the South Carolina Mortician's Association, Inc. and the National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association, Inc. He was also a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Viewings will be held 12:00 PM- 7:00 PM on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Samuels & Richardson Funeral Home  145 North Church Street  Lake City, South Carolina and 9:00 AM- 9:00 PM on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home 104 North Brooks Street  Kingstree, South Carolina.

Funeral services for Mr. Freddie Faison will be held 12:00 noon, on Monday, May 2, 2016 at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 701 St. John Street  Kingstree, South Carolina 29556.

Memorial messages can be sent to the family at Send Condolences to The Faison Family C/O Redmond- Richardson Funeral Home, Inc. 104 North Brooks Street  Kingstree, South Carolina 29556

Arrangement by Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home, Kingstree, South Carolina.  Phone:  (843) 354-6185

Death Announcement

March 11, 2016  - It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Elder Kevin Thomas - House of Thomas Funeral Home in Dillon, SC 29536

Mr. Thomas is the Vice President of the South Carolina Morticians Association and a member" of District #6

Wake Services:

  6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 12, 2016

  Open Door Community Church

  1502 Commerce Drive

  Dillon, South Carolina 29536

Services will be held:

  3:00 pm Sunday, March 13, 2016

  Open Door Community Church 1502 Commerce Drive

  Dillon, South Carolina 29536

Death Announcement

It is with sadness that District Four announce the death of Mr. Bonner Oree Casey, brother of Associate member, Lewis Casey.

Lewis is the District Four Vice Governor, Member of SCMA, Inc., NFD & MA & Co-owner of Alexander, Casey & Gist Funeral Service, Moore, SC.

Mr. Bonner Oree Casey died March 1, 2016 at Spartanburg Medical Center, Spartanburg, SC.

Visitation will be held Sunday, March 6, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 7: 00 pm at the W. J. Gist Mortuary, 519 Workman Ave., Woodruff, SC 29388 (864)476-3411.

Funeral Service for Mr. Bonner Oree Casey will be held Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 1:00 PM at Resthaven Memorial Gardens Chapel, Frederick, MD.

Arrangements entrusted to: Alexander, Casey & Gist Funeral Service | 1223 Old Anderson Mill Road | Moore, SC 29369 | (864) 574-5464

Condolences may be sent to: Mr. Lewis Casey | 3590 Walnut Grove Road | Roebuck, SC 29376 | (864)476-2192


Annual Continuing Education Seminar

January 31- February 1, 2016

District Three. National Funeral Directors & Morticians Association, Inc.

Embassy Suites -Chattanooga  2321 Lifestyle Way  Chattanooga, TN 37421  (423) 602-5100 - View Flyer

5 Continuing Education Hours Approved for

North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee

Please contact Cheryl V. Anderson, CFSP for more information

(704) 982-6313 or email:

Please be advised that the reservation deadline has been extended to January 5, 2016

Sponsored by: District Three NFDMA, Inc.

South Carolina Morticians Association, Inc. (SCMA)

91st Annual State Convention

May 9-12, 2016; Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort, Kingston Plantation

10000 Beach Club Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572-5304

Dear  members and Associated, its that time again, below you find hotel information for our up coming convention, please take the time and make your reservations.

The 91st Annual Convention of the SCMA will be held May 9-12, 2016 at the Hilton Myrtle Beach, Kingston Plantation, 10000 Beach Club Drive, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29572-5304.  Hotel Room rates are $122.00 plus tax, for single/double occupancy.  The cutoff date for reservations is April 8, 2016.  You may call the In-House reservation # at 843-449-5000 or 1-800-876-0010 The Hilton or Royale Palms and refer to the group code: SMO.  You may also make your reservations on-line by clicking here Group Name: SC Morticians Association, Inc.

Additional information will be forwarded as we get nearer to our Convention date.  Please feel free to contact Sam W. Halls at 843-884-4252 or by email at if additional information is desired.

Thanking you in advance for your continued support, consideration and cooperation.


Adis Glen Crawford III


Sam W. Halls

Convention Chairperson