This section of our site is presented as public information by Georgia Funeral Directors Association.  We hope this information helps you gain an understanding of the funeral and grief process. We also hope to provide basic information that can help families deal with the closure of significant relationships in their lives - emotionally, psychologically and spiritually.

DISCLAIMER: This information is published as a good faith consumer education service. It may not be viewed or treated as specific legal advice due to the constantly changing nature of state and federal laws and regulations. Families should speak directly with their local funeral director or legal representative as to their current planning for end-of-life issues and funerals.


For many families, finding the right funeral home can be a difficult process. Let the Georgia Funeral Directors Association help you search for funeral homes in your area.  Visit HERE for our Funeral Home Locator.

Georgia law outlines who can implement final disposition. It ranks, in the exact order of kinship or relationship to the deceased, who has the right to make decisions regarding the final disposition of a deceased person.  Visit HERE for more information. 

Funeral Establishments and funeral directors in Georgia are licensed and regulated by the Georgia State Board of Funeral Service.  Visit HERE for more information.  Please note: Georgia Funeral Directors Association (GFDA) cannot accept complaints as we are not the licensing/regulatory agency.  

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought overwhelming grief to many families. At FEMA, our mission is to help people before, during and after disasters. We are dedicated to helping ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the virus.  Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020.  Visit HERE for more information. 

As you plan a funeral for your loved one, you may find yourself confused by all the funeral service options. These are the most important things you need to know about making funeral arrangements.

Funeral pre-planning allows consumers to protect their loved ones while simultaneously creating a funeral that meets their distinctive needs. This section covers the benefits and processes of funeral pre-planning.

Honoring a loved one's life through a thoughtfully planned tribute provides a meaningful way for family and friends to reflect on the life of their loved one, support one another and begin the process of grieving.

Meaningful memorialization of a loved one’s passing can transform, heal, and comfort us. It highlights our loved ones’ sacrifices, reminds us of the things that they value, and inspires us with their life stories.

The Funeral Service Foundation created this video in collaboration with funeral service professionals and grief and bereavement experts committed to helping families and caregivers understand the role funerals and memorialization play in the lives of the youth.

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