Wanda Haynes Dowling
Sandy Dowling Funeral 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, a graduate of Piedmont Technical College, 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 two grandsons. 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.
Marc Kitchens Funeral Director - Embalmer
Marc is a graduate of the University of South Carolina where he received a BA Degree in Accounting. He is a 1993 graduate from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in Atlanta, GA. Marc has been in funeral service since 1988.
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.
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 six grandchildren.
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.
James Richardson Advanced Planning Funeral Director
Jimmy Richardson has been a licensed funeral director since 1989. A native of Charleston, he began his career in funeral service at McAlister Funeral Home while a student at the College of Charleston. Jimmy continued his education at the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science where he earned his bachelor’s degree. In 1999, he began to specialize in advanced funeral planning and continues in that capacity today. He and his wife, Rebecca, have been married since 1991 and have two adult children, Ross and Kara, and two grandchildren, Raelynn and Keaton. They also have three dogs: Biggie, Tank and Ricky. Over the years, Jimmy has served in his church as a deacon, in his community in the Lions International, and in the Gideons International. Music, reading and running are among his hobbies, but his occupational passion is to help people be prepared. “I want to keep an emotional loss from also becoming a financial loss. That’s a burden bereaved families don’t need and that’s why I’m such an advocate for advanced funeral planning.”
Aubree Lee Apprentice
Aubree was born in Florence, SC. She graduated from South Florence High School and began working for Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home in November 2020.
Wally Smith Associate Director
Ron Pruitt Associate Director
Ed Sprenger Associate Director
Ronnie Reynolds Associate Director
Ronnie was born in Mullins, SC on August 3, 1951. He is married to Terry and they have 3 children and 4 grandchildren. Ronnie retired from AT&T in 2009 after 32 years. He is a member of Sparrow Swamp Baptist Church, active in disaster relief, and Past Master of Oak Grove Lodge. He started working with Stoudenmire-Dowling in August of 2017.
Bill Bridges is a native of Florence who began part-time with Stoudemire-Dowling in 2020 after having retired from a distinguished career in Sales and Business Development. A graduate of Furman University, Bill is active and known throughout the Florence community, including membership in Central Methodist Church, and as a Board Member of the Florence County Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse. Bill is married to Kathy, and they share love and affection for Piper, a gorgeous Gordon Setter.
Bill is pleased to contribute to the legacy of caring long associated with the Stoudemire-Dowling tradition in Florence.
Raymond Keith Shepard Jr. Associate Director
Born in Marion, SC and raised in Darlington, SC, Keith graduated from St. John's High School.
A Vietnam Era Veteran, in 1969, he enlisted in the US Navy.
Keith met his wife, Donna Brown, in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1972 and married in 1973.
Keith participated in the retrieval of the astronauts and capsule for Apollo 16 aboard the USS Ticonderoga as a Helicopter Sea Air Rescue (SAR) Swimmer and Crew chief.
In 1993, after almost 25 years, Keith retired from the US Navy as a Master Chief Petty Officer.
He worked many different jobs before settling in 1998 in Darlington and taking a job as a Senior Manager of Quality Control with a start-up company, Musashi SC in Bennettsville.
In the Fall of 2009, Keith began classes at Francis Marion University and after attending school year round, in the Summer of 2011, he graduated from Francis Marion University (FMU) with a BA degree in German and a Minor in Religion.
In 2019, Keith began working for Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home.
Sophie McLellan Bereavement Care
Sophie is a registered service and emotional support dog. She was born in 2014 and has now been serving in the funeral industry since 2019. She is part Shih-tzu and part Maltese. She is here to comfort and help our families.
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..