2014 Events and Meetings


February 2014 Roundtable Discussions

IFDG's Roundtable Discussions were held February 18 at Georgia Racing Hall of Fame Museum in Dawsonville and February 20 at Flat Creek Lodge in Swainsboro.  Thank you to everyone who participated in these events.  Also, thank you to Bonnie Fox, Program Consultant, State Office of Vital Records, Georgia Department of Public Health, for presenting an informative and important training on "Online Entry of Death Records Using the Georgia Vital Events Registration System (GAVERS)” at each meeting.

Thank You to our Roundtable Discussions Sponsors

Atlantic Coast Life Insurance Company

Federated Insurance Companies

Matthews International


March 18, 2014 IFDG Day at the Capitol

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(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


August 3-6, 2014 IFDG Annual Conference - Jekyll Island Club Hotel 

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

Thank You to our Conference Speakers

Georgia Secretary of State,Brian Kemp

Garrett Pepper, Federated Insurance

Phil Skeen, Matthews International

Adam Cooper, Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home

Rustin J. Kilburg, Georgia Army National Guard

Patty S. Hutcheson, Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service

 Thank You to our Annual Conference Sponsors

IFDG Past Presidents Reception Sponsor 

Master Grave Service / Signet Supply

Conference Sponsor

Federated Insurance

Conference Speaker Sponsors

Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home

Federated Insurance

Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service

Matthews International

Conference Folder & Tote Sponsor

Messenger Stationery

Meal Sponsors

Ambulance & Funeral Coach

Astral Industries

Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home

Cherokee Casket Company

Cincinnati Equitable Life Insurance Company

Shields Southeast Sales, Inc.

Taylor Funeral Homes

Trembling Earth Vault Company

 Thank You to our Annual Golf Tournament Sponsors 

Tournament Sponsor

McDaniels Financial Services, LLC

Lunch Sponsor

Georgia Eye Bank, Inc.

Beverage Cart Sponsor

Matthews International

Team Sponsors

Stanley Funeral Home and Crematory

Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Inc.

Townsend Brothers Funeral Home

Hole Sponsors

Aurora Casket Company, LLC

Bearden Funeral Home

Castellaw Funeral Home

Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Inc.

Henderson and Sons Funeral Home, Inc.

Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home

Matthews International

Michael Propeck - Messenger Stationery

Paulk Funeral Home

Service Casket Company

Shepard Funeral Home

Southern Funeral Supply

Stanley Funeral Home and Crematory

Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Inc.

Tommy Johnson

Townsend Brothers Funeral Home, Inc.

Vantage Products Corporation

 Thank You to our Annual Conference Exhibitors

Ambulance & Funeral Coach

Atlantic Coast Life Insurance Company

Aurora Casket Company, LLC

Batesville

Cincinnati Equitable Life Insurance Company

Doric of N. Georgia / Doric Products

Federated Insurance

Foothills Planning Services

Georgia Eye Bank, Inc.

Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service

Homesteaders Life Company

LifeLink of Georgia

McDaniels Financial Services, LLC

Master Grave Service

Matthews International

Messenger Stationery

Ogeechee Technical College – Funeral Service Education

Pierce Companies

Shields Southeast Sales, Inc.

Thacker Caskets, Inc.

The Dodge Company

The Heritage Company

The Outlook Group, Inc. / Physicians Mutual

Vantage Products Corporation

Thank you Georgia Secretary of State, Brian Kemp, 
for taking time out of your busy schedule to join us & for your presentation to our 2014 conference attendees!

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(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 

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