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IFDG's email address is info@ifdg.org.
We encourage you to update your contact list today as IFDG no longer uses the AOL email. 

Welcome to the Independent Funeral Directors of Georgia website. Please take a few minutes to look over our many different activities we have planned throughout the year. We feel we have assimilated a like minded organization that supports, promotes, and encourages independent funeral homes across Georgia.

Your membership allows us to provide you and your firm with a strong and effective representation in our state. We work on a daily basis to educate our representatives and our members. Every issue will be presented to our members for their input, your opinion matters to IFDG. Your membership also allows you to benefit from training, meetings, and educational resources, as well as you receive substantial discounts from our partner organizations. We keep our members informed of current events via emails, our website, newsletters, during our roundtables and our summer conference.

Our strongest attribute is the enduring friendships created throughout our organization. These friendships allow us to discuss areas of opportunities in each of our markets. We not only benefit each other, we enhance the families whom we serve daily.

Thank you for taking the time to review our website, we are thankful for our members, our vendor friends, and we welcome new members!


  • SAVE THE DATES (CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION) IFDG will offer Continuing Education Hours at our February and September meetings. We will also have activities throughout the year for funeral directors and salesmen to gather for networking, fellowship and fun to celebrate 20 years of IFDG! Look for more details about these activities to be announced soon! Today, we encourage you to save the following dates and make your plans to join us for these meetings:

February 17, 2015 - One Day Training - Central Georgia Convention Center in Forsyth, GA
Continuing Education Hours
Lunch catered by Sam Gay with Gay's Food
Sponsorship Opportunities
Agenda, attendee registration, sponsorship & program advertising forms can be found on our Meetings Page.
  • Sponsorship opportunities are available for all of our events including networking, fellowship and fun activities. Please contact the IFDG office, 770-445-3180 or info@ifdg.org. 
  • Our newsletter has a new look and is full of information for you!  The January 2015 issue was sent by email.  If you didn't get the email, please contact us to verify your email address.  
  • Stretch your Advertising $$$$ by placing an ad with IFDG.  More information can be found here.


  • 2014-2015 IFDG Membership Dues: Renewals were due October 1, 2014. 

    • Please complete your entire dues renewal invoice and return it with your payment, if you have not already.  It is important to ensure we have current information each year. 

    • If you have any questions or need a duplicate dues invoice, please contact the IFDG office, 770-445-3180 or info@ifdg.org.  

  • Do you have funeral service items for sale/donation? Are you looking for items for your funeral home? Do you have a job opening? Are you looking for a job in the industry? Our new section Classifieds is now live! Items for this page can be emailed to info@ifdg.org.

  • Death notices can be emailed to info@ifdg.org.  We will send an announcement to our members and mailing list, and post them to our new Obituary page.

  • Don't forget to visit our Briefings/Newsletter section often.  This is an excellent section to keep you informed and is updated frequently.  Information regarding Ebola (EVD) and Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) can be found in our Important Links and Briefings/Newsletter sections.  These sections are updated as information becomes available so we encourage your to visit them often. 

  • Do you have a Facebook page? Like IFDG's Facebook page and invite your funeral service industry friends to like us as well. It is another great tool to stay informed about upcoming IFDG events and other important funeral service industry matters.

  • Remember IFDG uses email to keep our members updated quickly. If you prefer fax or USPS mailing for briefings and other important announcements, contact the IFDG office, 770-445-3180, to update your contact preference.

  • Would you like to be added to the IFDG Mailing List?  Send your complete contact information to info@ifdg.org or call the IFDG office, 770-445-3180. 


IFDG's Annual Conference was held August 3-6, 2014, at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel 

This was a great event!  Thank you to our conference speakers, exhibitors, sponsors and attendees! 
Conference pictures have been posted under the Photo Gallery, 2014 Annual Conference tab.

(Left to Right)

Robert Dean, IFDG Director, District III; Mike Vestal, IFDG Treasurer; Jason Holt, IFDG Director, District VI; Mark Anderson, IFDG Past President; Ray Howard, IFDG Director, District IV; Richard Nathan Stanley, IV, IFDG President; Rob Roberson, IFDG 1st Vice President; Georgia Secretary of State, Brian Kemp; Sid Ginn, IFDG Director, District I; Amanda Lucas, IFDG Director, District V; Jerry Taylor, IFDG Secretary 


IFDG Day at the Capitol was held Tuesday, March 18, 2014

(Left to Right)

Charlie Watts, IFDG Lobbyist; Dan Reece, Matthews Sales Representative; Brad McKinney, Roper Funeral Home; Richard Nathan Stanley, IV, IFDG President; Governor Nathan Deal; Rob Roberson, IFDG 1st Vice President; Ted Bearden, IFDG Past President; Amanda Lucas, IFDG Director, District V; Thomas Lucas; and Kevin Roper, IFDG Director, District VII



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