Chase Ridgeway, Owner/Dual Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer - #SC3374

Chase is the owner of Ridgeway Funeral Home. He along with Amanda Ridgeway founded Ridgeway Funeral Home in March 2015. Chase has been in the funeral industry for the past 19 years and has proudly spent the past 12 years serving Georgetown and the surrounding areas. Chase is a native of Sumter and is a 2003 graduate of Laurence Manning Academy and a 2006 graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in Atlanta, GA. He is a National Board-Certified Funeral Director and Embalmer and currently holds a South Carolina Limited Life Insurance License. Chase was elected Coroner for Georgetown County in 2020.

He is a member of First Baptist Church in Georgetown and has one daughter, Kennedy Grace Ridgeway. 

Amanda Ridgeway, Owner/Unlicensed

Amanda and Chase founded Ridgeway Funeral Home in March 2015. Amanda and Chase, along with their daughter, Kennedy, live in Georgetown. She was raised in Fayetteville, GA and is a 2003 graduate of Sandy Creek High School and a 2007 graduate of Mercer University, where she earned a BBA in marketing. Amanda is a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones and currently holds her Series 7 and 66 securities licenses along with her South Carolina Life, Accident and Health Insurance License. Amanda plays a vital role in the operation of Ridgeway Funeral Home and assists on funerals and visitations during her off time.

Joy Smith, Administrative Assistant/Unlicensed

Kenny Johnson, Funeral Assistant/Unlicensed

Kenny Johnson is the senior pastor at Ringel Heights Baptist Church and served as the Georgetown County Coroner for 24 years. Kenny is a graduate of Holmes Bible College and Charleston Southern University.

He is married to Rhonda Johnson and has three children. Kenny enjoys camping, serving the Lord and spending time with his beloved family.

Dean Jenkins, Funeral Assistant/Unlicensed

Dean is a native of Hendersonville, NC. He retired from Kimberly Clark with thirty-two years of service. He is a graduate of West Henderson High School and Isothermal Community College with a degree in medical technology. He began working in funeral service in 1998.

He and his wife, Debra Walker, live in Pawleys Island and they enjoy camping, fishing, gardening and traveling.

Brandon McConnell, Funeral Assistant/Unlicensed

Brandon McConnell was born and raised in Georgetown. He graduated from Georgetown High School in 2005 and then went on to study at Horry-Georgetown Technical College. Brandon currently works at the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office as a Sergeant, where he has provided our county with 15 years of service.

He continues to reside in Georgetown with his wife Amy McConnell and their four fur babies.

Donnie Bullard, Funeral Assistant/Unlicensed

Donnie grew up in Georgetown and graduated from Winyah Highschool in 1967. After graduation he attended Lake City Junior College in Forestry School and later served in the US Air Force. He went on to work for Santee Cooper and retired after 30 years of service. 

Donnie is married Adline Ard Bullard and together they have two daughters, Linda Freeman and Dana Blumenthal and five grandchildren. 

Donnie is a member of First Baptist Church where he serves as a deacon.

Jamie Poston, Funeral Assistant/Unlicensed

Jamie was born and raised in Georgetown, graduated from Georgetown High School and attended Southern Wesleyan University. He is employed with Nucor Steel.

He and his wife Karen have three children, Tyler, Emily and Seth and two grandchildren. He attends First Baptist Church and loves spending time with his family. 

Kennedy Ridgeway, Greeter/Public Relations Coordinator/Unlicensed

Kennedy is the daughter of Chase and Amanda Ridgeway. She attends Maryville Elementary and enjoys dance, gymnastics, playing softball and basketball. Kennedy can be found greeting people at visitations or entertaining people with her infectious personality. She enjoys meeting new people and playing with her dog Sallie.