John F. Dowling Funeral Director / Pre-Need Counselor
John graduated from St. John's High School in Darlington, SC Class of 1965 and graduated from the Kentucky School of Mortuary Science in 1970. He was a member of the first class to complete training at the Medical University of South Carolina to enucleate eyes for transplantation in 1975.
John is a licensed South Carolina Funeral Director and Embalmer and a licensed Pre-Need Insurance in SC. In 1996 he was appointed by Governor David Beasley to serve on the SC State Board Funeral Service, a Department of the Labor, Licensing and Regulation where he served as President the Board from 1997 – 1998. He is a past member of the Executive Board of the South Carolina Directors Association, a current member and past president of the Pee Dee Funeral Directors Association, a current member of the South Carolina Funeral Directors Association and a current member of the National Funeral Directors Association. He was awarded Pee Dee Funeral Director of the Year in 1997.
John is a member of the Hampton Lodge #204 AFM, member of the Scottish Rite, a member of the
Omar Shrine and a member of the Pee Dee Shrine Club. He is a member of the Philadelphia Southern Methodist Church in Lamar and currently attends Southside Baptist Church in Florence.
John and his wife, Wanda, have four children, Heather Gail Dowling Burnham, of Florence, John Christopher Dowling of Montgomery, AL, Jessica Leigh Dowling Bowman and her husband, Josh, of Florence and Keri Nicole Dowling of Charlotte, NC and two grandchildren, Terry Jason Burnham, Jr. and Karlee Gail Burnham, both of Florence.
Wanda Haynes Dowling
Daniel W. Jordan Manager / Funeral Director
Daniel was born and raised in Florence, SC. He attended West Florence High School and is a graduate of Fayetteville Technical Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science (Funeral Service Education). Mr. Jordan is a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church. He has two daughters, Caryss and Ellisyn.
Sandy Dowling Associate Director
Sandy was born and raised in Darlington, South Carolina. He began his career in funeral service working part-time while in high school and has been involved in the profession for over 30 years. He attended Clemson University, Francis Marion University and also earned Certificates of Advanced Training in Sales and Management and has been trained in OSHA and DHEC compliance. Sandy has been associated with Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home since 1990. He is married to Debra Cole Dowling and they have two daughters, Amanda Dowling and Courtney Dowling Freeman and her husband, Thomas and a grandson. Sandy and his family attend Central Baptist Church in Darlington.
Heather Dowling Burnham Office Manager
Heather was born and raised in Florence. She graduated from South Florence High School and attended Francis Marion University. She and her children, Jason and Karlee, are all members of Central United Methodist Church in Florence. She has worked for Stoudenmire-Dowling since 1999.
Wayne Campbell Funeral Director and Embalmer
Wayne was born in Little Rock (Dillon County), SC on November 18, 1968. He graduated from Dillon High School in 1987 and graduated from Fayetteville Technical Community College in 2005 and received an Associates Degree in Funeral Service Education. He served his apprenticeship under Raymond Kannaday in Latta, SC and earned his dual license in 2007. Wayne served in the United States Marine Corps from 1987 - 1991 and was part of the 3rd Marine Air Wing. He is the very proud husband of Lynn Campbell, proud father of Courtney Marie Campbell and step-father of Mitchell Cockfield. He was also a Past Master Mason in the Mackey Lodge #77 AFM in Dillon, SC.
Wayne joined Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home in September 2013 as a Funeral Director, Embalmer and is a certified crematory operator.
Mr. W. Pete Hoogendonk II Funeral Director and Embalmer
Pete is a native of The Netherlands. He attended East Carolina University and graduated from Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science. He holds a dual license as Funeral Director/Embalmer in both NC and SC. Prior to coming to Florence in 2001, he Had worked in NC for 25 years. He is a member of the Florence Kiwanis Club, having served as its President, and is currently a Trustee of Region 8 of the Carolinas District Kiwanis and has been named a George Hixon Fellow. Pete served in the US Air Force during Vietnam and is a member of Florence VFW Post 3181 and Calabash, NC American Legion Post 503. He and his wife, Marti, are members of Central United Methodist Church and the Sarah Blanton SS Class. Pete also is active with the United Methodist Men, serves as a Crucifer and is on the Columbarium Committee.
Lenora Haynes Starling Insurance Specialist
Lenora was born and raised in Florence and graduated from South Florence High School. She is a
member of Palmetto Street Church of God. She has three children, Anna S. (Roy) Moss, James I.(Ashley) Starling and Stephen A. (Becky) Starling and four grandchildren.
George Hammond Associate Director
George was born in Florence and raised in Darlington, SC. He graduated from St. John's High School, Darlington. He has lived in Florence since 1989 and retired in 1999 after 35 years as an Insurance Agent.
He and his wife, Patty, are members of Unity Baptist Church, Florence. He has worked for Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home since March of 2000..
Wally Smith Associate Director
Jerome E. Register Associate Director
Jerome E. Register was born October 16, 1934 in Darlington Co., SC. At the age of two he moved to Florence and has been a resident ever since. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force having been honorably discharged in November 1955 and is a member of First Baptist Church where he serves as a Deacon and is a member of the Charles White Sunday School Class. He was employed by the City of Florence in February of 1956 and retired after 32 1/2 years in 1988 as Florence Fire Chief. After his retirement, he worked for McLeod Regional Medical Center for 4 years as a mail courier and has been employed with Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home since December 2006. He married Cheryl Stites in 1956 and together they have two children, two grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Ron Pruitt Associate Director
Ed Sprenger Associate Director
Billy Richardson Associate Director
Jamie Brogan Licensed Funeral Director