2019 Annual Convention

2019 Annual Convention


JUNE 9 - 12, 2019

The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
201 Arnold Road, Saint Simons Island, GA  31522

Join Us in Welcoming Sweet, Sweet Summertime!  

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The King and Prince is the perfect location to spend time with your family and friends while earning your
Continuing Education hours. Over 3 days, our programs will offer attendees 8 Continuing Education hours
from world-class speakers. Each will offer new and exciting information for funeral service professionals.

View our agenda and important event reminders below. 

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FUNERAL SERVICE ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

We will be awarding 10, 25, 40, 50 or 60 year pins during our Business Meeting, immediately following our Memorial Service on Wednesday, June 12.
 If you are a funeral director celebrating one of these year marks in funeral service, please send an email to staff@gfda.org
so we may recognize you during our Business Meeting. 


10 YEARS
Kathryn Hutcheson Croft, CFSP

40 YEARS
Archie Andrew Cadwell (Andy)

50 YEARS
Robert A. Ryan
Sonny Wilson
A.J. Wright



ATTENTION - ON-SITE REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED

  • To save time, bring your completed registration form(s) with you. Golfers may register onsite too!  
  • Registration will be open Sunday June 9, 2019 from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM and Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday starting at 7:30 AM.
  • To register as a GFDA Member, your 2019 Dues must be current. 

Sponsor Registration


Attendee Registration


Golf Registration


Printable Convention Agenda



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WE WILL BE HOLDING AN AUCTION DURING OUR CONVENTION!

Auctions always add extra fun to any event and we are looking forward to this new activity Tuesday evening! Proceeds will benefit the GFDA Scholarship Fund.

 Contact staff@gfda.org with details about your donation today!   

Great auctions items include spa days, game tickets, sunset or harbor cruises, comedy shows, theme parks, concerts, tours,
outdoor activities, sports or entertainment memorabilia, and vacation stays. 


- Thank you to our Generous Donors - 

Peggi Shipman with Cincinnati Equitable Life Insurance Company 
Luke Bryan Autographed Guitar

Dan Peeples
Vacation in Toccoa Preserve in Beautiful Blue Ridge, Georgia 
3 days, two nights - Weekday or Weekend 

The Hightower Family
Fun in the Sun - Three Nights’ Accommodations in Panama City Beach

The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
Enjoy 3 days, two nights at this beautiful resort on the beach




Thank You to Our 2019 Annual Convention Sponsors

(to date)

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Federated Insurance 

Striffler-Hamby Mortuary & Dignity Memorial 

HOSPITALITY HOUSE

Wilbert 

WELCOME RECEPTION

Federated Insurance

PAST PRESIDENTS BREAKFAST

Hightower Family Funeral Homes

Homesteaders Life Company 

Stanley Funeral Home & Crematory

GOLF TOURNAMENT

Physicians Mutual 

Precoa 

MONDAY & TUESDAY BREAKS

Doric  / Classic Metal Vaults

TUESDAY BREAKFAST

Live Oak Bank

PlainView LED

WEDNESDAY BREAKFAST

Master Grave Service, Inc. 

Taylor Funeral Homes

MEMORIAL SERVICE GIFT

Funeral Home Gifts 

MEMORIAL SERVICE PROGRAM  
& EVENT FOLDERS

Messenger

MEMORIAL SERVICE VIDEO

Tukios


EVENT BAGS

McDaniels Financial Services, LLC

DIAMOND PLATINUM

Federated Insurance 

Matthews Aurora Funeral Solutions

PLATINUM

Batesville

Henderson & Sons Funeral Home

GOLD

Atlantic Coast Life Insurance Company 

Cincinnati Equitable Life Insurance Company

SILVER

Georgia Eye Bank 

National Funeral Directors Association 

Ogeechee Technical College Funeral Service Education

Vantage Products Corp.

BRONZE

Cherokee Specialty Caskets 

Columbian Financial Group

Consolidated Funeral Services 

First Call Answering Service 

LendingUSA

LifeLink of Georgia

Service Casket Company

Shields Professional Vehicles

Thacker Caskets, Inc. 


SUPPORTER

A.S. Turner & Sons Funeral Home & Crematory

Bearden Funeral Home

Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home

Julian Peeples Funeral Home 

Lord and Stephens Funeral Homes

West Cobb Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 


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