Upcoming Events


- Be sure to mark your calendar for our future events -
You will not want to miss any of them!
Specific event details will be posted as registration opens!

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Annual Convention
June 3-6, 2018
King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
St. Simons Island, GA

Executive Committee Meetings
Should you have items you wish to bring before the Executive Committee, please contact a GFDA Executive Committee Member or the Executive Director 2 weeks prior to the meeting date. 

January 17, 2018 
May 3, 2018

Recent GFDA Events

Thank you to everyone who attended our North and South Georgia District Meetings!  Each meeting was filled with fellowship and gave attendees the opportunity to learn important information about funeral service matters in Georgia and nationally.  Attendees participated in open dialog about potential legislation, GFDA committee work and events, and shared information about matters in their area.  

Thank you to our District Chairs and Sponsors

North Georgia

District 2 - Country Club of Columbus

Sponsor - Batesville

District Chair, Chris Conkle

District 1E - Oconee Civic Center

Sponsor - Master Grave Service, Inc.

District Chair, Wendy Eidson

District 1W - Stonewall Manor

Sponsor - Cincinnati Equitable Life Insurance Company

District Chair, Scott McBrayer


South Georgia

District 3 - Beaver Creek Plantation

Sponsor - Atlantic Coast Life Insurance Company

District Chair, Ken Tomlinson

District 5 - Sybil's Restaurant

Sponsor - Cincinnati Equitable Life Insurance Company

District Chair, Reginald Pierce


District 4 - Tifton Elks Club Lodge

Sponsors - Homesteaders Life Company & Matthews Aurora Funeral Solutions

District Chair, Rob Lovein

Thank you to everyone who participated in our PAC & Scholarship Fund Raffles

PAC Fund Raffle

District 2, District 3, District 4 & District 5 - Rocker Donated by Barnwood Casket Company
District 1E & District 1W - 
Rocker Donated by  Countryside Casket Company  

Scholarship Fund Raffle
Suit & Pair of UGA vs Kentucky Football Game Tickets
Donated by Atlantic Coast Life Insurance Company

Our  2017 Continuing Education programs have ended but we are looking
forward to all 2018 has in store for funeral service professionals! 
 Visit our Save the Dates section below and mark your calendars! 
Event registration information will be available soon.

Should you have information you would like to share with other GFDA Members
or have a need in your area, remember, GFDA District Chairs, Executive Committee, 
 and Executive Director are here to help you.  
If you are unsure of your District,
vist our GFDA District Chairs, here

Our Autumn Classic was a BIG success!
Thank you to everyone who attended and supported this event!

Our Autumn Classic had a great response with 55 attendees and everyone had a GREAT time! As often happens, emergencies and business intervened which unfortunately kept many who registered from attending - we missed you and hope to see you at our District Meetings in October! 

As we loaded the shuttle, you could feel the excitement in the air and with our escort, courtesy of the Cobb County Police, attendees arrived right at the steps of the stadium.  Upon walking up the steps, the excitement grew and attendees quickly enjoyed all the sights and everything The Battery and SunTrust Park had to offer!  Once we gathered in the Hank Aaron Terrace, we enjoyed delicious food, beverages, peanuts and popcorn while watching our home town Atlanta Braves! The score didn't matter, everyone was busy enjoying time with their friends and making new ones! After the game, we were escorted back for a restful night sleep at the elegant Hilton Atlanta/Marietta Hotel.  Overnight guests enjoyed a delicious breakfast before walking a few steps to the beautiful City Club Marietta course.  Each player enjoyed a round of golf on the challenging, mountain course that offered the finest playing experience among rolling hills, towering pines and spectacular Southern vistas!  Our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams, as well as our Longest Drive and 2 Closest to the Pins winners, received crystal tournament trophies and unique Braves autographed memorabilia.  

GFDA’s Executive Committee and Executive Director would like to thank David Roach for his tireless work and our Sponsors for their support on this 1st Autumn Classic.  Next year, we look forward to inviting our sister associations in surrounding states to participate and seeing everyone in 2018!

If you attended, we encourage you to share your photos on our app and Facebook page, or email them to staff@gfda.org, so we can share the memories with everyone!  

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