James Island SC Funeral Home And Cremations John Mcalister Founded Business


When John McAlister founded McAlister Funeral Home in 1886, he and his family believed in providing personal and caring services before, during, and after a funeral, placing particular emphasis on the importance of family. That tradition of superior service has continued for well over a century.

In 1999, the Smith family joined the McAlisters to form the McAlister-Smith Funeral & Cremation. Together, owners Archie D. Willis, III, great-grandson of founder John McAlister, and Mark Smith, a Bamberg, SC native expanded operations. Mr. Willis, III is now retired.   Over the years, the Mt Pleasant location has been relocated and Event Centers have been developed in Goose Creek, James Island and West Ashley.

In keeping with tradition, the staff of McAlister-Smith remains committed to offering families the finest in personalized service. Our belief that every funeral or memorial is an opportunity to honor, celebrate and remember is just as strong today as it was 134 years ago.

We honor tradition while also embracing change. So, we invite you to drop by any time to tour our state-of-the-art locations and gain a fresh perspective on what a funeral home is and what one can provide.


The tradition of family leadership continues


The Willis Family

  James Island SC Funeral Home And Cremations The Willis Family

Sarah, Archie, Laurel, and Erin


The Smith Family

  Mount Pleasant SC Funeral Home And Cremations Smith Family 2017

Domenic, Elayne, Parker, Mark, Avery 

To begin planning online click here or for immediate needs, call now at (843) 722-8371

McAlister-Smith Funeral & Cremation West Ashley
2501 Bees Ferry Rd
Charleston, SC 29414
(843) 722-8371

McAlister-Smith Funeral & Cremation Mt. Pleasant
1520 Rifle Range Rd
Mt Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 884-3833

McAlister-Smith Funeral & Cremation Goose Creek
869 St James Ave
Goose Creek, SC 29445
(843) 553-1511

McAlister-Smith Funeral & Cremation James Island
347 Folly Rd
Charleston, SC 29412
(843) 614-8494

McAlister-Smith Pet Cremation
Serving the Low Country and surrounding areas
(843) 722-8371


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