Chase Ridgeway, Owner/Funeral Director/Embalmer
Chase is the owner of Ridgeway Funeral Home. He and his wife Amanda founded Ridgeway Funeral Home in March 2015. Chase has been in the funeral industry for the past fifteen years and has proudly spent the past eight 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. Chase is a National Board Certified Funeral Director and Embalmer and currently holds a South Carolina Limited Life Insurance License. Chase is a deputy coroner with the Georgetown County Coroner's office.
He and his wife Amanda are members of First Baptist Church in Georgetown and they have one daughter, Kennedy Grace Ridgeway.
Amanda is married to Chase Ridgeway and together 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 Wildes Financial Strategies 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.
Amanda and Chase are members of First Baptist Church in Georgetown.
Pam Shelley, Administrative Assistant
Pam was born and raised in Georgetown. She is a member of Georgetown Church of God and taught at Andrews Christian Academy for many years before beginning a career in the funeral industry four years ago. She is married to Kevin Shelley and they have two daughters, Caroline Shelley and Carson Castor.
Pam enjoys going to the beach and spending time with family.
Kenny Johnson, Funeral Assistant
Kenny Johnson has served as the Georgetown County Coroner for the past twenty years. Kenny also serves at Senior Pastor at Ringel Heights Baptist Church.
He is married to Rhonda Johnson and has three children. Kenny is a graduate of Holmes Bible College and Charleston Southern University.
Dean Jenkins, Funeral Assistant
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
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 ten years of service.
He continues to reside in Georgetown with his wife Amy McConnell and their four fur babies.
Donnie Bullard, Funeral Assistant
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.
Lance Stone, Funeral Assistant
Lance is a native of Johnsonville and works for the Georgetown County Sheriffs Office.
Jamie Poston, Funeral Assistant
Jamie was born and raised in Georgetown, graduated from Georgetown High School and attended Southern Wesleyan University. He worked at Georgetown Steel for 10 years and has been employed with Nucor Steel for past 17 1/2 years.
He and his wife Karen have three children, Tyler, Emily and Seth and one grand daughter, Hadley Poston. He attends First Baptist Church and loves spending time with his family.
Kennedy Ridgeway, Greeter/Public Relations Coordinator
Kennedy is the daughter of Chase and Amanda Ridgeway. She enjoys spending everyday after school at the funeral home with her daddy. 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.