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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!

  • 2014 Annual Conference pictures have been posted under the Photo Gallery, 2014 Annual Conference tab.

  • Upcoming IFDG Board Meeting: Thursday, September 18, 2014. If you have items for this meeting, please contact IFDG President, Nathan Stanley or the IFDG office.

  • 2014 - 2015 Planning: IFDG Board Members will be finalizing plans for the 2014-2015 year in the coming weeks.  
    • Suggestions for meetings including venues, programs and activities can be sent to IFDG Board Members or the IFDG office.  
    • Continuing Education submissions should include the following: program description including the title and length of program; a speaker bio; and all fees.  Please send CE submissions to the IFDG office by email info@ifdg.org or fax 770-445-3893.

    • September 13-15, 2015, at the Inn at Ellis Square, Savannah, GA

  • IFDG's email address is info@ifdg.org.  

    • As of 8-10-14 the AOL email address is no longer used and we encourage you to update your contacts today to ensure you continue to received all updates, briefings and information from IFDG. 

  • 2014-2015 IFDG Membership Dues: Renewal invoices will be sent the first week of September 2014 and renewal dues will be due October 1, 2014. 

  • IFDG has a Jobs section for job opportunities and resumes in the funeral service industry.  Do you have a job opportunity or resume that you would like us to post?  Contact the IFDG office today or visit our Jobs section for more information.

  • 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 


(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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