Staff

"It is better to know us and not need us than to need us and not know us"

Staff

Our staff is committed to providing support, compassion, information, and direction as needed to all members of our community, their families, and friends who are dealing with loss and grief.

Ideal Funeral Parlor, Inc.

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Brittany N. Barden Administrative Secretary brittanyb@idealfuneral.com

Brittany N. Barden is a native of Pamplico, South Carolina. She is a 2006 graduate of Hannah-Pamplico High School. She is the proud mother of two daughters, Alexia and Arianna, and she has been employed with Ideal Funeral Parlor for the past 3.5 years. Brittany says that she enjoys the funeral business because she has a caring heart, and she enjoys being a part of bringing comfort to our families in their time of need. 

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Charles Matthews Funeral Attendant

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Debbie Paige-Cain Accounts Receivable

Mrs. Debbie Paige-Cain, a lifelong native of Florence, SC, is the proud mother of three children, Jeremy, Chad and Chasity; and eight grands.  I earned an Associate degree from Florence Darlington Technical College.

I have been blessed to serve in this ministry with Ideal Funeral Parlor, Inc. for 20 ½ years.  I do believe that God placed me with Ideal to be a blessing to the families we serve.  My motto is “If I can help somebody as I travel along, then my living will not be in vain.” 

I proudly work and serve with Ideal Funeral Parlor, Inc. 

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John Cain Funeral Attendant

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Kenyetta Kennedy-Sanders Funeral Attendant

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L. Breon Bailey Apprentice Funeral Director & Embalmer

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Leo James Member, Board of Directors, James Representative

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Michael Spears Funeral Attendant

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Omijean Timmons-Sanders Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer

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Patti Wilson Funeral Attendant

Patti was born in Williamsburg County, SC and moved to Florence SC in 1993. She has worked with Ideal Funeral Parlor since 2000.

She is a proud graduate of Kingstree High School Class of 1973. Patti is happily married to James "JayJay" Wilson. She loves to travel; attending church and taking part in the service.

"I like working for Ideal Funeral Parlor because I love meeting people and giving support to families during their time of need. "

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R. Douglas Hawkins President, Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer douglash@idealfuneral.com

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Rufus Hamlin Funeral Attendant

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Ruthene H. Kennedy Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer ruthenehk@idealfuneral.com

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Taft Guiles Member, Board of Directors, Guiles Representative

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Tenika Sanders Funeral Attendant

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Terry Davis Funeral Attendant

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Torrence V. White Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer

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William A. Johnson Chair, Board of Directors, Johnson Representative

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William Wilson Funeral Attendant

Brittany N. Barden

Administrative Secretary
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Brittany N. Barden is a native of Pamplico, South Carolina. She is a 2006 graduate of Hannah-Pamplico High School. She is the proud mother of two daughters, Alexia and Arianna, and she has been employed with Ideal Funeral Parlor for the past 3.5 years. Brittany says that she enjoys the funeral business because she has a caring heart, and she enjoys being a part of bringing comfort to our families in their time of need. 

Charles Matthews

Funeral Attendant
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Debbie Paige-Cain

Accounts Receivable
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Mrs. Debbie Paige-Cain, a lifelong native of Florence, SC, is the proud mother of three children, Jeremy, Chad and Chasity; and eight grands.  I earned an Associate degree from Florence Darlington Technical College.

I have been blessed to serve in this ministry with Ideal Funeral Parlor, Inc. for 20 ½ years.  I do believe that God placed me with Ideal to be a blessing to the families we serve.  My motto is “If I can help somebody as I travel along, then my living will not be in vain.” 

I proudly work and serve with Ideal Funeral Parlor, Inc. 

John Cain

Funeral Attendant
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Kenyetta Kennedy-Sanders

Funeral Attendant
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L. Breon Bailey

Apprentice Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Leo James

Member, Board of Directors, James Representative
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Michael Spears

Funeral Attendant
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Omijean Timmons-Sanders

Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Patti Wilson

Funeral Attendant
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Patti was born in Williamsburg County, SC and moved to Florence SC in 1993. She has worked with Ideal Funeral Parlor since 2000.

She is a proud graduate of Kingstree High School Class of 1973. Patti is happily married to James "JayJay" Wilson. She loves to travel; attending church and taking part in the service.

"I like working for Ideal Funeral Parlor because I love meeting people and giving support to families during their time of need. "

R. Douglas Hawkins

President, Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Rufus Hamlin

Funeral Attendant
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Ruthene H. Kennedy

Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Taft Guiles

Member, Board of Directors, Guiles Representative
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Tenika Sanders

Funeral Attendant
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Terry Davis

Funeral Attendant
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Torrence V. White

Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer
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William A. Johnson

Chair, Board of Directors, Johnson Representative
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William Wilson

Funeral Attendant
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