McAlister-Smith Funeral & Cremation West Ashley

McAlister-Smith Funeral & Cremation West Ashley


I was hoping that when my time comes, you'd consider changing your font for my memorial service program????
My Mother and I would like to give our heartfelt thank you to Rachel for being so kind and caring She was comforting and so sincere with the passing of our Laddie We were at a loss as to what to do and she guided us with kindness Thank you
Doing life on the islands with the families we serve. Another beautiful sunset at the Folly Beach.
What compassion and care the staff at the Bees Ferry facility took with our little Gracie who passed on January 6th. They treated us so kindly and gently even meeting a distraught me on a Sunday to help. If they treat our four legged family members this well I can only imagine how they help and support when we lose our human loved ones. They have my loyalty for sure!
The day, I had to finally come to terms with everything and make the decision to go to the funeral home, was July 16th, hardest decision of my life! I was introduced to Mary Wozniak, who over see’s the cremation of your pet. She actually wanted to know about Elizabeth, her story, what she was like. I spoke about Elizabeth, telling her a multitude of stories, next thing you know, she is crying. Mary has a heart of gold, very compassionate about your furbaby and you, she takes time and talks you through everything. During a conversation, I was asking about times and when they close. Mary let me know if it was over the weekend or after closing hours, Dr. Orvin had the code to drop Elizabeth off. Mary found out right away, Queen Elizabeth will not be sitting in a room over night or for any amount of time. So she made sure as soon as Elizabeth entered the doors, she was getting her ready. She took prints of her paws and nose and made me something special, she made a clay paw print with Elizabeth’s name and a little stone at the bottom, how sweet was that. All Elizabeth’s life, vets have always said, what a cute face she has, Dr. Orvin even spoke about her face. So when it came time to pick Elizabeth up, when I entered the doors, the secretary was off to your right. I said, Im here to see Mary and pick up my cat Elizabeth and right away she said, “oh, Queen Elizabeth, she has such a cute face” They knew Elizabeth was royalty and treated her as such. I am truly blessed and grateful my vet gave me these numbers for when this time came, my vet knew my love for Elizabeth and the love she had for me, they knew she only deserved the best, because she truly is royalty. We are forever grateful for this service and Mary for her kindness and love for your furbaby’s ❤️
I can't forget that freedom always comes with a price tag. I enjoy what I have today because somebody who had no idea I would exist and who I will never meet, stood up for me. Those same people fight for me today. God bless America!

From people to pets, our licensed professionals guide your family through life's transitions and provide a safe place for healing to begin. Serving the Lowcountry since 1886, we offer four convenient locations to serve you: West Ashley, Goose Creek, Mount Pleasant and James Island..

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McAlister-Smith Funeral & Cremation West Ashley

Dr. William Franklin Landing, Sr. (Frank) entered into eternal rest on November 26, 2020 after a brief illness.
Frank was 90 years old, born in Plymouth, NC on May 12, 1930 as the second son of Lee Victor Landing, Sr. and Mildred Ange Landing.
A learned man, Frank obtained bachelor's and master's...

McAlister-Smith Funeral & Cremation West Ashley

Roy E. Jindracek, 89, loving husband, father and grand father entered into eternal rest on November 19, 2020.

Roy was born in East Patterson. NJ on August 4th, 1931 to Anton and Marguerite Jindracek.

He was a retired school teacher, navy veteran and hospital volunteer. Roy was a passionate ar...

McAlister-Smith Funeral & Cremation West Ashley

It is with great sorrow that the family of Angela F. Wasden, 52, announces her peaceful passing on November 21, 2020.

Born on August 30, 1968 in Hampton, Virginia, Angie found her passion working in retail sales, most recently at Michael's Craft Store.

She is lovingly survived by her mother...

McAlister-Smith Funeral & Cremation West Ashley

Lavon (Joe) Hathaway Brinson, Jr., 77, peacefully transitioned into eternal rest November 18, 2020.

He was born April 15, 1943 in Savannah, GA and moved to Charleston in 2014. He was the son of the late Hazel Grizzard Brinson and Lavon Hathaway Brinson, Sr. He was also preceded by his brother, L...

McAlister-Smith Funeral & Cremation West Ashley

McAlister-Smith Funeral & Cremation West Ashley

Layfe Dubb Farmer, 35, of Mount Pleasant, SC.

Our son, Layfe, passed away on Sunday morning, November 15, 2020, surrounded by his loving family.

Lafye was born on December 2, 1984 in Charleston, SC. He attended schools in Mt. Pleasant, Charleston and California. He returned home from Californ...

McAlister-Smith Funeral & Cremation West Ashley

James Michael Westerfield, 77, of Mt. Pleasant, SC, husband to Barbara Westerfield (O'Loughlin) of 43 years, entered into eternal rest on November 15, 2020, at the Medical University of South Carolina.

Born on August 8, 1943 in Augusta, GA, Michael was a son of the late Charles Wilcox Westerfield...

McAlister-Smith Funeral & Cremation West Ashley

Lamar C. Prosser, Jr., 72, of Charleston, SC, husband to Lorraine Eldridge-Prosser of 26 years, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, November 10, 2020.

Born on April 8, 1948 in Charleston, SC, Lamar was the son of the late Effie Seagraves Prosser and Lamar C Prosser, Sr.

Lamar graduated from ...

Please join us in extending birthday greetings to our dear friend and Finance Director, Janie Brown. We are so grateful for you, Janie, and for the many hats you wear!

McAlister-Smith Funeral & Cremation West Ashley

Kristen Renae Chepelsky Morris, 39, of Goose Creek, SC, wife to Dustin Morris of 7 years, entered into eternal rest on Monday, November 9, 2020 from her home in Goose Creek.

Born on June 19, 1981 in Butler, Pennsylvania, Kristen was a the daughter of Karen Say Hutchison and Martin Chepelsky.


McAlister-Smith Funeral & Cremation West Ashley

On Wednesday, October 21st, at age 79, Kathleen (Kathy) Placek was, although with very heavy hearts, peacefully encouraged by those who loved her and those whom she loved in this earthly world that she be on her way to reunite with the many others from her life who loved her and whom she loved, wait...

Today and Always!

[11/10/20]   We were delighted to provide sweets to the residents at The Benton House of West Ashley in honor of Veteran's Day.

Thank you, Nurse Practitioners, for serving on the front lines of healthcare!

McAlister-Smith Funeral & Cremation West Ashley

Mary Jane Christman, 87, of Hanahan, entered into eternal rest on November 05, 2020, surrounded by her children.

Born on July 10, 1933 in Glenmore, Pennsylvania, Mary was a daughter of the late Elmer Esworthy and Mary Katherine Esworthy.

Mary was known for her generosity and kindness. She wa...

We appreciate the mission and dedication of the team at Bridges for End-of-Life.

McAlister-Smith Funeral & Cremation West Ashley

"Life is a journey to be experienced, not a problem to be solved." -Winnie the Pooh

Johanna "Allston" Schwartz, wife of Frank Schwartz, mother to Griffin and Mitchell Schwartz, daughter of Johanna Allston (Ted Swinnerton) and the late Frank Griffin, Jr. (Patty Griffin) was laid to her eternal res...

We honor every caregiver. Thank you!

We are delighted to announce that Coastal Carolina Boy Scouts was selected as the latest recipient of the Matthews Childrens Foundation Grant. We honor the mission of the Boy Scouts and the impact they make in the lives of youth. Thank you, Jimmy Crook, for sharing your passion and dedication and congratulations on 30 years with the organization!

Thank you Pattison's Academy for providing the perfect visual to enter the weekend. We are all ready to race toward that extra hour of sleep after enjoying trick or treat sweets!

Every day is a day to honor our First Responders!

McAlister-Smith Funeral & Cremation West Ashley

June Louise Blair Reuer passed away at her home on Thursday, October 22, 2020 just before her 71st birthday.

Born in Ashland, Ohio on October 30, 1949, June met and married Jeffery Dean Reuer in Philadelphia on October 17, 1969 while Jeff was serving in the Navy. After living in a number of plac...

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We are thankful that Barbara Franklin is committed to advising and empowering consumers.

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We are so appreciative of the expertise our community partners provide. Thank you Wiles Law Firm, LLC for educating and assisting the Lowcountry.

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McAlister-Smith Funeral & Cremation West Ashley

Edward Marvin " Eddie " White, 70, of Johns Island, husband to Renee Darlene (Camden) White of 40 years, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, October 25, 2020, surrounded by his family.

Born on June 1, 1950 in Kingstree, South Carolina, Edward was a son of the late Francis Glenn White and Amy Le...

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Daniel Austin O'Connell, 77, of Mt. Pleasant, SC, formerly of Rockville, MD, entered into eternal rest on October 21, 2020.

Dan was born on August 10, 1943 in New York, NY to Daniel Francis O'Connell and Mary Frances McHale O'Connell. He graduated from Georgetown University in Washington, DC wit...

McAlister-Smith Funeral & Cremation West Ashley

Shirley Marie Duncan, 85, of Charleston, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, October 21, 2020.

Born on December 21, 1934 in Charleston, Shirley was the daughter of the late Matthew Edmund Murphy and Cecelia Annie Bell (Donovan) Murphy.

Shirley enjoyed working in her garden, taking family ...

McAlister-Smith Funeral & Cremation West Ashley

Anne Nicholson O'Neill, 86, wife of Edwin O'Neill, passed away peacefully in the arms of Ed and her four children on October 18, 2020.

Anne, the daughter of Dorothy Carrillo and Howard Nicholson, was born in Santa Monica, CA where she graduated from St. Monica High School and where she was the q...

McAlister-Smith Funeral & Cremation West Ashley

Edmund Brown ("Mickey") McMahon, MD, Captain, USN-MC Retired

Captain Edmund Brown "Mickey" McMahon, MD, a former Commanding Officer of Naval Hospital, Charleston, entered into eternal rest on October 17, 2020. Dr. McMahon was born in Colchester, Vermont on June 23, 1926, the grandson of Dr. and M...

We are so appreciative of Perry Orth of Brown and Brown Insurance for the excellent service he provides. #insurancemanagementgroup

McAlister-Smith Funeral & Cremation West Ashley

Please join us in wishing our Lead Administrator, Cheryl Pardee, the happiest of birthdays! Cheryl is a rare find, just like snow in the South. Her compassion, sincerity, wit and gentle words minister to all. We are so grateful to honor this amazing wife, mother, grandmother, friend and colleague!!

McAlister-Smith Funeral & Cremation West Ashley

Loretta Marie Williamson, 78, of Summerville, South Carolina, wife to Jack Ulmer Williamson of 59 years, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, October 15, 2020, surrounded by her family.

Born on February 4, 1942 in Ironwood, Michigan, Loretta was a daughter of the late George J. Semenak and Lor...

Our Story

McAlister-Smith Funeral & Cremation West Ashley has been carrying the tradition of the family since 1886, offering a long history of quality funeral services in the local area. When experiencing the loss of a loved one, it is essential to have a trusted provider to guide you through the necessary arrangements. The caring staff works hard to ensure that every family receives a respectful, proper, meaningful ceremony. The purpose is to honor every life that was lived by capturing the highlights and sharing these details through the retelling of their story. All options for end of life services are offered through McAlister-Smith Funeral & Cremation West Ashley. Families can choose everything from a traditional funeral to memorial ceremonies, military honors, cremation services, and more. Unique services include pet cremation, Harley-Davidson carriage services, and more. The funeral home staff provides quality services for gatherings both large and small. They believe in providing caring, supportive services before, during, and after every funeral event. The on-site crematory is one detail that makes this funeral home stand out from others in the Charleston area. The funeral home director is also experienced with green burial options, such as eco-friendly funeral services. McAlister-Smith Funeral & Cremation West Ashley can help with technology services, including both live streaming and video tributes. Additionally, catering can be provided if the family would like to host with snacks or a full meal. The highest level of importance is focused on the family, with a promise to maintain all traditions and customs as desired. This excellence in service sets McAlister-Smith Funeral & Cremation West Ashley apart from all other providers. With four funeral home locations, services are convenient for families in all of the surrounding communities: James Island, West Ashley, Mount Pleasant, Charleston, Goose Creek, Summerville, Hanahan, North Charleston, and more. Is it time to plan immediate funeral services? Do you need support for funeral preplanning? McAlister-Smith Funeral & Cremation West Ashley is just a phone call away. Visit the nearest funeral home location at 2501 Bees Ferry Rd, Charleston, SC 29414. Call to schedule a consultation with a caring, trustworthy funeral director: (843) 722-8371.

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2501 Bees Ferry Rd
Charleston, SC

General information

Our Commitment to Service Excellence We believe that trust is built on a relationship of openness and honesty, therefore, we make the following pledge to you: We are committed to memorializing the life of your loved one. We have no pre-conceived ideas as to the nature of the services that we will provide. We will take the time to listen and learn from you about your loved one’s unique qualities. Just as every life is different, we will work with you to design a memorial experience that is uniquely different and as special as your loved one. We will make appropriate recommendations for the tribute based on your loved one’s accomplishments. We believe that his or her life was special in many ways and that the relationships forged by that life must not be ignored as we plan a fitting tribute. Every family we serve is encouraged to utilize some form of personalization to remember their loved one in a special way. We will honor you and your loved one’s wishes and assist you through the mourning process. Our entire staff and all of our resources are available to you and your family from now on. We will assist you in identifying the most appropriate means to satisfy your account. Our “Funeral Payment Options” informational guide will be available to you at the conclusion of your planning to assist you in determining your options. We are confident that you will find the time we spend together helpful in starting the healing process of reconciling the grief of your loss. We humbly accept the enormous responsibility you have given us. Should we fail to meet your expectations or to provide value for the fees charged, please let us know immediately. We will work very hard to correct any deficiency. Your complete satisfaction is always our primary goal.
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