20 Years of Independent Funeral Directors of Georgia

Welcome to our website! We hope you find it informative & helpful. We encourage you to contact us if you have any questions or if we can be of any assistance. 

IFDG feels we have assimilated a like minded organization that promotes, supports, strengthens & encourages independently owned funeral homes across Georgia. We work daily to strengthen the funeral service industry as a whole. Our goal is to improve service through continuing education training & promote legislation for the benefit of the funeral service industry & the public it serves. 

By joining IFDG, your membership allows us to provide you & your firm with strong & effective representation in our state. We diligently work to educate our representatives & our members about the needs of the funeral service industry & the independently owned funeral homes. IFDG Board of Directors & staff work closely with state & federal agencies to keep you updated on the latest news from each.  

IFDG believes your opinion matters. We strongly encourage & value the input & opinions of our members. IFDG Membership allows your firm the benefit of receiving substantial discounts from our Cooperative Buying Program Participating providers. We provide timely, pertinent & informative programs at each of our training meetings held throughout the year. 

Part of IFDG's strongest attributes are the enduring friendships formed over the years among our members through the extensive networks gained in the association & with others in the funeral service industry across Georgia & natiionally. These allow our members to have support & open communication about the opportunities in each of the markets. IFDG members not only benefit from each other, we enhance the families whom we serve daily. IFDG is thankful for our each of our members, our vendor friends & we always welcome new members! 

We hope you will take a moment to browse our site & join us at an upcoming event soon! 

Our Annual Conference was held at the Hyatt Regency Savannah, Sunday, September 20 - Tuesday, September 22! Visit our 2015 Events & Meetings for a conference wrap up from R. Nathan Stanley, IV, IFDG's Immediate Past President & our 2015 Annual Conference Photo Gallery for event photos.

IFDG Welcomes New Members!

Visit Why Join IFDG to learn more about IFDG & the benefits of being a member. Visit Membership to learn more about the types of IFDG membership. To join, complete in full page 2 of our membership application & return it to the IFDG.

Congratulations to IFDG Members to recently qualify for their CFSP designation from the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice

  • Rob Roberson, CFSP - Folkston, GA
  • Richard N. Stanley, III, CFSP - Dublin, GA
  • R. Nathan Stanley, IV, CFSP - Dublin, GA
  • Jerry Taylor, CFSP - Louisville, GA


IFDG's 2016 Calendar of Events is available with event details & registration forms/information. We encourage you to register early & mark the dates on your calendar to ensure you don't miss the important & timely programs scheduled throughout the coming year!

IFDG also offers Online Registration for fast & easy registration for events & our new IFDG Annual Partner program.

2015-2016 Renewals were due October 15

It's very important to complete your entire dues renewal (including each location) to ensure the accuracy of our records. This information will be used for our online directory listing. IFDG dues must be current to be included in this directory.

Are you a vendor interested in becoming an IFDG Cooperative Buying Program Provider?

Visit our Cooperative Buying Program page for program & proposal guidelines.

Continuing Education Submissions

Presentation submissions should include title, description, length, speaker name, speaker biography & any fees. Document should be sent to info@ifdg.org.

Save the Date for Our Next Meeting!

The Original Georgia Funeral Service EXPO 

5th Joint Meeting From Your Non-Profit Associations!

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January 25-26, 2015

Georgia International Convention Center

Visit www.georgiafuneralserviceexpo.org for event details, all registration forms, room block information & a current list of Sponsors & Exhibitors!

This will be the only exhibit show in 2016 for IFDG and GFDA.

Registrations are coming in daily so we encourage you to register today!

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