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Melissa Ethridge, Insurance Agent

Hodge Ethridge Insurance and Financial Service in Kingstree, SC

Melissa Ethridge

Agency Owner

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM 9:00 AM - 5:00 PMClosed Today Closed Today
Main Number
(843) 355-6673(843) 355-6673

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Store Hours:

Day of the WeekHours
Mon9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Learn about our insurance products

  • Auto Insurance

    Get an auto insurance policy you can count on from Nationwide.

  • Homeowners Insurance

    Protect your house and personal property by choosing the right insurance coverage from Nationwide.

  • Life Insurance

    Let us help you select life insurance coverage that meets your needs, your life and your budget.

  • Business Insurance

    Cover your business with commercial insurance from Nationwide.

Member support

24/7 Claims Service

About Melissa Ethridge

I graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in 1981. I am married to my wonderful husband, Butch. We have made South Carolina our home for the past 31 years.


  • BS Business Administration UNC Chapel Hill. MBA USC Columbia

Professional Designations

  • MBA

Languages Spoken

  • English

Licensed In

  • NC
  • SC


  • Auto
  • Life
  • Home
  • Business

Agent Qualifications

  • Professionally Licensed in Property, Casualty, Life and Health

Community Activities

  • Pee Dee Kiwanis and Business Networking International.

Community Involvement Events

  • I enjoy golf and attending all sports events. I enjoy playing with my active Boston Terrier. I enjoy spending time with my family watching North Carolina Football and Basketball.

Our Insurance Products

The Nationwide Insurance: Hodge Ethridge Insurance and Financial Service in Kingstree, SC provides the following products. To learn more about each insurance product, click on the links below.

  • Auto Insurance

    Hodge Ethridge Insurance and Financial Service has been helping Kingstree drivers find better auto insurance coverage since they first opened their doors. Let our agents make sure your policy includes covered damages and claim limits that make sense for the financial protection of your household. Local motorists who come to Hodge Ethridge Insurance and Financial Service will also know that we've searched for and applied each qualifying policy discount. Some of the possibilities include good student, anti-theft and multi-policy discounts.

    No amount of defensive driving can prevent every accident, but it is possible to get coverage for a huge range of potential damages. From a list of qualified car repair shops in the Kingstree area to Nationwide's AutoWatch® program, the On Your Side® Claims Service is ready should you ever need it. In the meantime, consider rewarding yourself for each year of claims-free driving with the Vanishing Deductible program.

    Hodge Ethridge Insurance and Financial Service can answer questions about coverage limits, policy options or billing schedules. Our expertise and Kingstree auto insurance options also include customized solutions for individual households and specialty vehicles. Call us at (843) 355-6673. Choose coverage and buy a policy over the phone, or schedule an appointment with our local office. Hodge Ethridge Insurance and Financial Service is located at 505 N Longstreet St.

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  • Homeowners Insurance

    Navigating the variety of options for your home insurance needs is simple with Hodge Ethridge Insurance and Financial Service of Hodge Ethridge Insurance and Financial Service. Hodge Ethridge Insurance and Financial Service has teamed up with Nationwide to bring you expert insurance advice. Together, you'll go over coverage options for both your home and belongings that are valuable to you. Specifically, with our Brand New Belongings® coverage, we can help to replace or repair your covered valuables. Because Hodge Ethridge Insurance and Financial Service is local to Kingstree, you can create an insurance policy with the unique qualities of your location in mind.

    When it comes to your home, a good roof over your head can relieve a lot of worry. Other unique aspects of your home, such as a pool, gazebo, or other detached structures, are also important to finding you the right insurance coverage. In Kingstree, we know there are also specific social and weather conditions that should influence your coverage, so we'll be sure to discuss them with you when you drop by.

    To get in touch and learn more about home insurance policies, you can come to our office at 505 N Longstreet St 75080 or call us at (843) 355-6673. We'll not only go over what kind of coverage is available to you, but how to qualify for special discounts and bundle packages. We look forward to meeting you and walking you through your options.

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  • Life Insurance

    No matter if you have a family, a spouse or are single, you need a life insurance plan built with the help of Hodge Ethridge Insurance and Financial Service in Kingstree. Your plan is intended to provide you and the people most important to you with complete peace of mind, but you might be uncertain as to what kind of protection is best for your particular needs. Know that you have quick and easy access to professional help to ease your mental burden.

    From knowing the amount of coverage you need to understanding how your medical history factors into your term or whole life insurance plan, there’s a lot of ground to cover. We sit down with you to get a full understanding of your present situation as well as anything you foresee coming down the road, such as the birth of a child or a shift in your finances. Our agents specialize in pairing you with the perfect protection and mental as well as financial security, and they make sure your plan always reflects your most current needs; just make sure you keep us in the loop on the latest developments in your life that might call for a change to your plan.

    If you’re unsatisfied with your current life insurance protection, or if you’re getting insurance for the first time, do yourself a favor and work with a life insurance agent who cares. When you’re ready, we’ll be waiting for you at Hodge Ethridge Insurance and Financial Service located at 505 N Longstreet St,Kingstree,SC,29556. You’re also more than welcome to speak with Hodge Ethridge Insurance and Financial Service directly by calling (843) 355-6673.

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  • Business Insurance

    When you are a business owner, stability is likely one of your top priorities. We at Hodge Ethridge Insurance and Financial Service understand this, which is why we teamed up with Nationwide, a company with an excellent history of insuring businesses. We want to make sure that your business has the basic coverage it needs as well as any additional coverage to fit the nuances of your situation. No business is exactly alike, and you'll want to consider factors such as your business location, how the business is run, and your target customers or clients when you assess insurance options.

    If you are unsure how or where to start, Hodge Ethridge Insurance and Financial Service and our other agents may recommend that you select a businessowners policy (BOP). It combines property insurance, liability insurance, and other types of insurance coverage. After that, you can look at other insurance coverage options such as business interruption insurance, which can help keep your business going financially in situations such as vandalism or extreme weather. Other coverage types that may interest you include utility interruption, employment practices, and accounts receivable. We also have insurance solutions customized toward specific business types in Kingstree such as dry cleaners, real estate, and plumbing.

    Take advantage of an On Your Side® Review to determine the insurance coverage needs of your business. We will assess your business and give you information on what you may want to cover. Give us a call today at (843) 355-6673 or stop by our Hodge Ethridge Insurance and Financial Service office on 505 N Longstreet St.

    Nationwide offers small business resources to help you strengthen your business, such as financial calculators and information and articles on marketing and cash flow management. Learn more at the Business Solutions Center.

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The Hodge Ethridge Insurance and Financial Service also offers products in NC, SC. Please call for information on products in those states.

About Hodge Ethridge Insurance and Financial Service

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The Hodge Ethridge Agency in Florence has been in business for over thirty years. Founded by Nationwide Agent Iris Hodge our Agency has a long history of helping clients make wise insurance choices. Melissa Ethridge acquired the Agency in 2009 and continues to help clients with Auto, Home, Life, and Business Insurance. Our staff has a combined sixty plus years of experience with insurance of all kinds. In 2012 Melissa Ethridge acquired the Burgess Agency in Kingstree. This Agency has been in business for over seventy years. Our staff in this office also has over sixty combined years of experience. In both offices we are all involved in Civic, Religious and Community activities. Our memberships range from Rotary, Kiwanis, and the Chamber to several churches in both towns. We strive to help all of our clients make the best choices possible when protecting their most valuable assets.
Thank you for choosing our Agency. We strive to provide excellent customer service in all of our interactions. Referrals are the greatest compliment that we receive. Our staff enjoys working with every client on an individual basis. Call us today for all of your insurance needs.

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505 N Longstreet St
Kingstree, SC 29556