(910) 392-6032

Carolina Shores
(910) 579-5000

(910) 353-1401

David Miller : Vice President

David Miller

Vice President

Thomas Klopfenstein : Managing Funeral Director

Thomas Klopfenstein

Managing Funeral Director


He has been a licensed funeral director in Indiana and North Carolina for over 39 years.  He graduated from Indiana University and Indiana College of Mortuary Science.

Ricky Blalock : Managing Director-Carolina Shores

Ricky Blalock

Managing Director-Carolina Shores


Enjoys Life – Ricky started in Funeral Service his Junior year at Apex High School where he graduated in 1975.  Graduated from Gupton - Jones College of Mortuary Science in Atlanta, Ga. in 1977.  Worked most of career in Wake County, NC before moving to North Myrtle Beach in 2015 to work with Coastal Cremation Carolina Shores.  Choose this field because of love of God - Family - Love of People.  In spare time enjoys motorcycle riding, spending time at the beach and playing drums.

Jim Ballard : Funeral Director

Jim Ballard

Funeral Director

A native of Illinois he graduated from Parkland College with an Associate in Applied Science, Bachelor of Arts from Eastern Illinois University, and a degree in Mortuary Science from Worsham College in Chicago. With over 35 years in the Funeral Care industry and holding a license in Illinois, Hawaii, California, and North Carolina, He shows great depth and diversity when providing the needs of families.
Suzie Blalock : Office Manager

Suzie Blalock

Office Manager

Suzie is retired from Duke Medical Center and Decedent Care Office. She brings many years of medical and funeral home experience to families during their time of loss. Suzie enjoys her family, spending time at the beach, and working with people.
Page Ogle : Office Manager

Page Ogle

Office Manager