Convention


Convention

June 5-8, 2022

King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
St. Simons Island, GA



GFDA's 2022-2023 Executive Committee Members

The GFDA 2022-2023 Executive Committee was elected and installed during our 2022 Convention.  
We thank each of them for their dedication and service to the association and funeral service.  To learn more about each, visit HERE

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Jason Wommack

GFDA President & NFDA State Association Representative

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Scott Ellis

GFDA President-elect

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Darren Day

GFDA Treasurer

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Rob Roberson

GFDA Past President 

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David Mowell

GFDA Secretary


Learn More About Our New GFDA Secretary 

David J. Mowell is the President of Mowell Funeral Home & Cremation Service. He is married to April and has 3 children, Harrison, Grayson and Macie Rose. Along with being a licensed funeral director and embalmer, David served as a Fayette County Deputy Coroner for 20 years. David was born and raised in Fayetteville and is a graduate of Fayette County High School (1989), the University of Georgia (1993), and Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science (1996). David is a member of Fayetteville First Baptist Church and active in local area sports as a volunteer, and enjoys movies, college football, and 80’s pop culture.

2022 Service of Remembrance

Our Service of Remembrance was held Wednesday, June 8.  
We remembered those who passed from June 30, 2021 through April 30, 2022. 

You can order prints of our Convention photos by contacting
Doug Currie, 912-401-7229.

GFDA Presidents Award

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Rob Roberson, GFDA 21-22 President and Chuck Bethea

Warren Chandler Legacy Award

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Rob Roberson, GFDA 21-22 President, Johnny McClurd,
and Jason Wommack, GFDA 22-23 President. 

GFDA Scholarship

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Rob Roberson, GFDA 21-22 President and Taylor Bales

Charles W. Wynn Memorial Scholarship 

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Kyle Aler, Precoa (pictured)
Jessica Coleman,  Recipient (not pictured)

2022 Funeral Service Achievement Awards

During our 2022 Convention, we recognized Funeral Directors who have been licensed for 10, 25, 40, 50 & 60 years. 

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10 Years
Adrien Sowell Page and David Mowell,  GFDA 22-23 Secretary

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40 Years
Kathryn Hutcheson Croft accepting on behalf of her Father, James Daniel Hutcheson, and David Mowell,
 GFDA 22-23 Secretary

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25 Years
Mitchell W. Powell and David Mowell, GFDA 22-23 Secretary

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50 Years
Jimmy Tindol and David Mowell,
 GFDA 22-23 Secretary

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40 Years
James Kenneth Duncan and David Mowell, GFDA 22-23 Secretary

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60 Years
Nancy Collins Clark and David Mowell, GFDA 22-23 Secretary

Not pictured: 40 Years Earl Walter Darby; 50 Years  J. Gary Curry and Clifford Allen Free; 60 Years Harry Moody

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

We hope you will thank them for their support when they visit your funeral home.

CONTINUING EDUCATION
A.S. Turner and Sons Funeral Home and Crematory
Federated Insurance
Funeral Service Foundation

HOSPITALITY HOUSE
Wilbert Burial Vaults of Georgia

WELCOME RECEPTION
Henderson & Sons Funeral Homes

MONDAY BREAK SPONSOR
Georgia Eye Bank

GOLF HOLES
Ward's Funeral Supplies
Holes 1, 12, & 18 - $100
Cash Prize for a Hole in One on # 12

TUESDAY BREAK SPONSOR
Vantage Products Inc.

SOUTHERN CITY LIGHTS
Striffler-Hamby Mortuary & Dignity Memorial

SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE PROGRAM
The Messenger Co. 

SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE VIDEO
Tukios

SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE GIFTS
Funeral Home Gifts

CONVENTION BAGS
McDaniels & Thomas Wealth Management LLC

DIAMOND PLATINUM
A.S. Turner and Sons Funeral Home and Crematory
Batesville
Cherokee Specialty Caskets
Federated Insurance
Henderson & Sons Funeral Homes
Matthews Aurora Funeral Solutions

PLATINUM
Cincinnati Equitable Life Insurance Co.
Physicians Mutual

GOLD
Atlantic Coast Life Insurance Company
Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home
Lord & Stephens Funeral Homes
McDaniels & Thomas Wealth Management LLC
Master Grave Service, Inc.

SILVER
Homesteaders Life Company
National Funeral Directors Association
Shields Southeast Sales, Inc.

BRONZE
Chosen Payments
Consolidated Funeral Services
Dodge
LendingUSA
LifeLink of Georgia
Stanley Funeral Home and Crematory

SUPPORTER
Lovein Funeral Home, Inc.


Marketing Alliance Partners
Federated Insurance, Matthews Aurora Funeral Solutions

Choice Colleagues
Atlantic Coast Life Insurance Company, McDaniels & Thomas Wealth Management LLC, 
Chosen Payments, Consolidated Funeral Services, LendingUSA


SAVE THE DATES!

2023 Convention

June 4-7, 2023

King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
St. Simons Island, GA

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