J Todd Hardee, Owner/Funeral Director
J Todd Hardee is the President of Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home. He began his career in funeral service in the late 1970's here at Kistler's. Todd learned the funeral business from the late T.C. Kistler and continues many of the customs set forth by the Kistler family. Todd and wife Jenny Sandifer Hardee have two boys; Templin and wife Jennifer Seago Hardee, and Sandy and wife Talon. Todd and Jenny have two grandchildren, Jayce Hardee and Kistler Hardee. He is a graduate of Gupton-Jones College and Liberty University. Todd is the current Coroner of Darlington County and has been for six consecutive elected terms.
Jenny and Todd Hardee are the owners of the funeral home. Jenny is a graduate of The Medical University of South Carolina. She has been associated with McLeod Regional Medical Center for many years.
Brad Griggs, Assistant Funeral Director
Brad has been a part of Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home since May of 2008. He was born in Darlington, SC and was raised in Hartsville, SC in the Byrd Town Community. Brad is the son of Jackie Lynn Griggs and the late Eugene Griggs of Hartsville. He is married to Stacy Carraway Griggs of Effingham and they have three children, Chandler, Cole, and Grayson. Brad and Stacy, and the children, are very active in the Effingham Church of God.
Sandy Hardee, Assistant Funeral Director
Sandy and wife Talon live in Darlington. They are members of Trinity United Methodist Church. Talon is a Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse at McLeod Regional Medical Center. Sandy graduate of Francis Marion University, Piedmont Technical College of Funeral Service, and Clemson University. Go Tigers!
Jimmie L. Hardee
Jimmie is Todd's brother. He is a graduate of St. John's High School and Francis Marion University. Jimmie has been associated with the firm for over 40 years. He has two girls, Merritt and husband Shaun Wallace, and Sarah Hardee. All live in Darlington
Jim and Bille Hardee, Consultants
Jim and Billie are responsible for most of this crew. Having operated the Billie Hardee Home for Boys for more than 40 years, they are now retired. They can be found around the funeral home keeping an eye on things most every day. Their list of accolades are extensive, but The Order of The Palmetto and the Darlington County Lifetime Achievement Award are a couple that come to mind.
Footnote: Daddy died on January 23, 2022.
Jayce T. Hardee, The Boss
Jayce is an aspiring funeral director. At the moment he is simply "The Boss". He is currently a scholar at Cain Elementary School where he is Valedictorian of his class.
Kistler Jeffords Hardee, The Boss, Jr.
Kistler rules the roost! She attends Merryland Daycare and is an aspiring dancer. She is extremely intelligent and is often called upon by her companions for wisdom and advice.
Orville Anderson, Community Board Member and Consultant
Orville Anderson and wife, Carolyn are lifelong residents of Darlington. He is a member of The First Church of God. Orville has represented Woodmen Insurance for over 50 years.
Templin Hardee, Assistant Funeral Director (Jayce and Kistler's Daddy)
Templin joined the family business in 2019, after a prosperous career at Sonoco Products. He can be found most days at our restaurant, South of Pearl.
Jennifer Seago Hardee, Office Assistant/Manager South of Pearl
Jennifer is married to Templin, and is the mother of the most beautiful grandchildren on earth! She hails from Swift Creek, and is the daughter of Darwin and Angie Seago. Jennifer is a Deputy Coroner and is the office manager of the Coroner's office.
James O'Neal, Engineering
James joined the firm in 2021. He is senior Vice President of Engineering