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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!


  • 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. 


    • One Day Training: February 2015 in Macon. This meeting will cover information about infectious diseases relating to the funeral home.  More details will be announced soon.   

    • Annual Conference: September 13-15, 2015, at the Inn at Ellis Square in Savannah, GA

  • Walter Crox, Jr. CFSP, is the new president of Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in Decatur, Georgia.  More information can be found under our Important Links.

  • IFDG's new section Classifieds is now live!


  • 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.  

  • IFDG's Member Directory can be found under the Membership tab.

  • 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.

  • Do you have funeral service industry items in your funeral home for sale or that you would like to share with or donate to other funeral homes? Let us know and we can get the information to your fellow funeral directors. Send your information to info@ifdg.org today. 

  • Our email address is info@ifdg.org and we encourage you to update your contact list today! Please note, IFDG no longer uses the AOL email. 
    • 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.
  • Don't forget to visit our Briefings/Newsletter section often.

  • 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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