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Our Staff

David Miller : Vice President

David Miller

Vice President

davidmiller@coastalcremations.com
Ricky Blalock : Managing Director-Carolina Shores

Ricky Blalock

Managing Director-Carolina Shores

rickyblalock@coastalcremations.com

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

jballard@coastalcremations.com

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.

Katie Tiller : Funeral Director

Katie Tiller

Funeral Director

ktiller@coastalcremations.com

Katie Tiller pursued her calling in 2006 to become a funeral director. A native of Nashville, TN, she now calls Jacksonville her home. Her heart is in caring for each person’s loved one as if they were her own. She values helping each family in their time of grief and aims to help bring closure. Katie is often accompanied by her four-legged assistant, Memaw, who is a certified Emotional Support Animal.

Suzie Blalock : Office Manager

Suzie Blalock

Office Manager

sblalock@altmeyer.com

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.