Affordable, High Quality Cremation in South Carolina

South Carolina Cremation SOciety Direct Cremation in West Columbia

We have proudly served West Columbia with affordable, high-quality cremation services since 2000. Our mission is simple: make it easy for families to plan and pay for cremation services. Our team members are experts at providing caring, professional services, and you can count on us to guide you through the entire process. When you choose South Carolina Cremation Society, you can find comfort knowing that your loved one is in good hands. 

When you are ready to begin making arrangements, we are here for you. You can make all arrangements online or over the phone from the comfort of your own home, and we will be here every step of the way to answer your questions. We are available by phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (803) 594-3436.

Cremation Services in West Columbia

We offer the lowest prices in West Columbia, so you can find comfort knowing you are getting the best deal without sacrificing quality. Each family has different needs and different budgets, so we never force you to pay for services that you may not want or need. Instead, we offer basic packages for you to choose from, and offer a select few additional service options, so you never have to worry about doing anything alone. 

Whether you are looking for a cremation provider for a loved one who has passed, or you are looking to plan ahead, our team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help walk you through the process and answer any questions you may have. To learn more, you can visit our website or call us at (803) 594-3436.

Explore Our Services

Thank you for your interest in our South Carolina cremation services. Our office is located in West Columbia, SC and we serve many counties throughout the state. If you are ready to pre-plan cremation services or have a more urgent planning need: Click Here to start your Cremation Planning Services.

South Carolina Cremation Society is a trusted end of life partner that offers low-cost cremation options without sacrificing service or security. Arrangements can be made easily with a phone call or you can start the process by filling out our online form. We also have an assortment of unique urn options to memorialize and remember your loved one.

We specialize in affordable direct cremation services. You can choose the plan that best fits your needs and your budget. To learn more, call us at (803) 594-3436 or use the live chat feature on our website.

Our Local Leadership

During difficult times, you turn to people you trust. With years of expertise and a caring spirit, our local leaders are here to serve you when you need them the most.  We are available 24/7 by phone (803-594-3436), email or chat if you have any questions.

Gregg Turner
Market Leader, Licensed Funeral Director, and Cremation Specialist
FDE 1934

Gregg is a native of Saluda and began his career in the funeral industry while in high school after losing a childhood friend in an accident. The time he shared with this friend’s family during the funeral caused him to choose a career in funeral service. He is a lifelong resident of the Midlands and was first employed with Thompson Funeral Home in 1987. He rejoined the team several years ago and now serves as the market leader.

Gregg is a graduate of Saluda High School, LaSalle University, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing and Business and a 1984 graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service. He is a licensed funeral director, embalmer, pre-need counselor and licensed pre-need insurance agent.

Gregg is a member of the Cayce-West Columbia Lions Club and Lions Clubs International, having served as District Governor. He is an active member of the Lexington and Cayce-West Columbia Chambers of Commerce, the National and South Carolina Funeral Directors Associations and Wightman United Methodist Church where he is a vocalist and musician on the Praise Team, Chairman of Finance and serves on various other committees. Gregg also is a member of the West Columbia River District, where he serves as Treasurer on the Board of Directors.

Gregg is married to Tracie Pitts Turner who is employed with Bernardo Geriatric Medicine. They have two children, a son, Tyler and a daughter, McKensey, both of whom are married. He and Tracie have one grandson, Bennett.

Alicia Clark
Location Leader - Licensed Funeral Director
FDE 2773

Alicia is a licensed funeral director and embalmer in South Carolina and North Carolina, as well as being licensed to sell preneed insurance.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Furman University and an Applied Associate of Science degree from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science.

Alicia moved to South Carolina from Massachusetts and has been a resident of Lexington for over 10 years. She enjoys spending her free time with her son Jody.


Teresa joined the cemetery staff in June of 2016. She comes from a very large local family and is a graduate of Lower Richland High School. Teresa recently returned to Columbia from many years in Boca Raton, Florida, where she devoted her life to customer service through various administrative services including municipal, medical and multiple lines of insurance. As a marker specialist, Teresa prides herself in assisting with the creation of a lasting memorial to your loved one.

Teresa and her husband, Patrick, are the proud parents of one daughter, two sons and five grandchildren, who are the light of her life. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her family and friends, shop and cheer on her beloved Gamecocks!!

"What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal. - Albert Pine"

​FDE 4087

Johnnie, a native of Ringgold, Georgia, graduated from Ringgold High School in 2003. He continued his education at Kennesaw State University, where he received a Bachelor of Science in psychology. He worked for the Georgia Department of Corrections as a state probation officer for several years. In 2012, he began his funeral service career. He graduated from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in 2013, where he received his Associates of Science in funeral service, graduating as salutatorian of his class. For the first few years of his funeral service career, he worked for a privately owned funeral home in Smyrna, Georgia and became a licensed funeral director and embalmer in 2014.

In 2017, Johnnie relocated to South Carolina along with his wife, Terri Cain, who is a registered nurse with Prisma Health Richland. Johnnie is pleased to join the Thompson Funeral Home team and is dually licensed in both Georgia and South Carolina.

Our Convenient Location

Administration Office

Our facility is a location that is second to none and designed to fulfill your loved one's final wishes.

3223 Sunset Boulevard, Suite 104
West Columbia, South Carolina 29169

(803) 594-3436


Open 24/7 by phone
8:30-5:30 Mon-Fri

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