District Calendars & Contacts


Continuing Education Update

Virginia Board of Funeral Directors & Embalmers

9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300

Richmond, VA 23233-1463


VA Board of Funeral Directors & Embalmers

Calendar and Examination Schedule


2017 Board Meeting Dates:

January 10th, April 18th, July 18th, October 10th 

Calendar of General Events

March 16, 2017 Midlothian – John Tyler Community College, Midlothian Campus, 800 Charter Colony Parkway, Midlothian, Virginia 23114-4383 HAMEL HALL Room H109 (it’s at the entrance, easy access)

March 17, 2017 Fredericksburg – Germanna Community College, Fredericksburg Campus, 10000 Germanna Point Drive, Room 105A Center for Workforce and Community Education, Fredericksburg, VA 22408

March 23, 2017 VFDA District Officers Conference Call

April 11, 2017 Webinar on “How to Use Preneed and Aftercare to Differentiate and Win More Undecided Families” at 4:00 p.m by Ellery Bowker with Preneed Builders Directors Advantage Inc

April 12-13, 2017 Virginia Funeral Directors Association is hosting the National Funeral Directors Association Certified Preplanning Consultant Program

April 13, 2017 VFDA District Officers Conference Call

April 14 and 17th, 2017 office closed for Easter holiday

April 18, 2017 10:00 a.m. Board Meeting – Board Room #2

April 20, 2017 VFDA Board of Directors Meeting

May 18, 2017 VFDA District Officers Conference Call

May 26 and 29, 2017 office closed for Memorial Day holiday

May 31, 2017 2017 VFDA Funeral Director of the Year Nominations Due

May 31, 2017 VFDA Golden Licensee Nominations Due

June 2, 2017 VFDA Past Presidents Council Scholarship Applications Due June 2, 2017

June 25-28, 2017 129th Annual Convention, Williamsburg Lodge, Williamsburg, Virginia

June 25, 2017 VFDA Board of Directors Meeting

July 3, 4 and 5, 2017 office closed for July 4th

July 18, 2017 10:00 a.m. Board Meeting – Board Room #4

October 10, 2017 10:00 a.m. Board Meeting – Board Room #2

Oct. 29-Nov. 1, 2017 NFDA International Convention & Expo Boston Convention and Exhibition Center | Boston, MA

October 30, 2017 Virginia Night Spirit of Boston Dinner Cruise

June 9-12, 2018 130th Annual Convention, Boar’s Head, Charlottesville, Virginia

June 16-18, 2019 131st Annual VFDA Convention, Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront 5th Street & Atlantic Avenue

June 21-23, 2020 132nd Annual VFDA Convention, Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront 5th Street & Atlantic Avenue

District Meeting Schedules

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District Schedules

Blue Ridge District Funeral Directors Association


Megan Gish,President, Lotz Funeral Home (Salem, VA) Megan.Conner@lotzfuneralhomesalem.com

Karen Conner Hall, Vice-President, Botetourt Funeral Home karynfaith@hotmail.com or


Irvin Ray Sloan, CFSP, Secretary/Treasurer, Botetourt Funeral Home iraysloan@hotmail.com

Meetings – Held on the third Tuesday in January, March, May, July, and September

Installation – July

Roster Provided by District

Please click here to find the Blue Ridge District Membership Application

Upcoming Meeting/Event Information:

Just a quick note!!!!!  The next meeting will be March 21st at Holiday Inn Tanglewood…….Social hour will begin at 5pm in the Elephant Walk Lounge, Buffet style dinner at 6pm, then our meeting/ceu around 7pm.  Start thinking about how many you’ll have coming.  CEU will be announced in the formal letter AND we will be giving away a gift certificate from the VFDA for one member firm convention registration for this years convention.  It is valued at $350. 

Mark your calendars and please attend for a time of fellowship and yummy food.


Central District Funeral Directors Association


Krystina Diman, President, Morrissett Funeral & Cremation Service, krys@morrissett.com

Jim Dunn, Vice President, Woody Funeral Home, William.dunn@dignitymemorial.com

Amaris Thomas,  Secretary/Treasurer, Welch Funeral Home, Warsaw,


Meetings – Held on the second Tuesday in January, March, May, July, September and November

Installation – November 

Roster Provided by District

Upcoming Meeting/Event Information:

Following meetings will be held on second Tuesday’s of odd months as usual unless noted otherwise.


Central District Funeral Directors Association

March 2017 CEU Meeting

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 

RTD Hanover Plant Community Room, 8460 Times-Dispatch Blvd. Mechanicsville, VA 23116

5:30 pm – Social Time

6:00 pm- Deb Deweerd, Law and Preneed – 2 CEU

7:00 pm- Dinner – $30 per person “Mamma J’s” 

RSVP by NOON Friday, March 3, 2017

PS: Don’t forget 2017 membership paper and fee.

(Please let me know if you have not received one)



Northern Virginia Funeral Directors Association, Inc.


Valarie Armstrong, President, George P. Kalas Funeral Home armstrong0976@yahoo.com 

Jordan Wince, Vice-President, Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home jwince@fmfh.com

Chad McGinn, Secretary/Treasurer, Murphy’s Funeral Home, Arlington chad.mcginn@sci-us.com 

Meetings – Held on the first Wednesday in March, June, September and December

Installation – June

Roster Provided by District

Upcoming Meeting/Event Information:

Our next NVFDA meeting will be held at P. J. Skidoos, 9908 Fairfax Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22030 on Wednesday, March 1st with cocktails at 6:30pm and dinner at 7:30pm.

Click here for more information!


Shenandoah Valley Funeral Directors Association


Mark Fridley, President, Arritt Funeral Home, Inc. arrittfuneralhome@arrittfuneralhome.com

Jay McIntyre, Vice-President, McMullen Funeral Home, mcmullenfh@comcast.net

Bradley Howdyshell, Secretary-Treasurer, Thacker Brothers Funeral Homes, bradley@thackerbrothers.com 

Meetings – Held on the third Thursday in January, March, May, September and November

Installations – May

Roster Provided by District

Upcoming Meeting/Event Information:  

 The next meeting of the Shenandoah Valley Funeral Directors Association  will be held

Thursday ~ March 16, 2017

Pano’s Restaurant 3190 South Main St. Harrisonburg

5:00 p.m……..Two-Hour C.E. on Virginia Law (required for license renewal)  by Regulatory Support Services, Inc.
7:00 p.m…….Dinner and Business Meeting 7:30 p.m….One-Hour C.E. on Pre-Need Law  (required for license renewal)  by Regulatory Support Service, Inc.

The cost for the evening will be $35.00 per person

Please R.S.V.P. to Bradley Howdyshell by Monday, March 13, 2017 at 434-953-7890 or bradley@thackerbrothers.com

I look forward to seeing you there! Bradley

Please thank Todd Dean of Richards-Wilbert for their generous sponsorship!


Southside Virginia Funeral Directors Association


Kevin Brown, Co-President, kbrown51885@gmail.com

Paul Spiggle, Co-President, Robinson Funeral Home, spigglefam@aol.com

Chris Neal-Vice-President, Wrenn-Yeatts Funeral Home, chrisapril617@verizon.net

Les Powell, III, CFSP, Secretary-Treasurer, Powell Funeral Home, Inc. lespowell111@gcronline.com

Meetings are held quarterly and determined by districts

Installations – Determined by districts

Roster Provided by District

Upcoming Meetings: 

The regularly Scheduled meeting of the Southside District of the Virginia Funeral Directors Association will take place 6:00 pm, Thursday, March 23, 2017, at The Crown Sterling Restaurant, 6120 Fort Avenue Lynchburg, Va. menu is as follows: 

 All inclusive  – choose one of the six entrée selections:

Crown Sterling Ribeye Steak
An eight ounce cut of aged and marbled Western Ribeye, lightly seasoned, and grilled over live charcoal
Grilled Chicken Teriyaki
Two 5 oz. boneless chicken breasts, marinated in the crown’s very own teriyaki sauce, and grilled over charcoal
Pecan Crusted Salmon with Maple Bourbon Sauce
Fresh salmon coated in a pecan crust, baked to perfection and topped with a bourbon maple sauce
Grilled Swordfish with Pineapple-Mango Salsa
Two swordfish filets grilled over live charcoal and served with a pineapple-mango salsa
The Niblick Filet
A five ounce cut of tender filet, wrapped in bacon and grilled over live charcoal
Grilled Yellowfin Tuna
Sushi grade tuna seared with a special blend of seasonings, served with teriyaki sauce on the side—prepared medium unless requested otherwise 

Served with Crown Sterling Salad Bar, choice of baked potato, broccoli or rice,  a Crown Sterling Wine Sauce Parfait and a glass of our house wine.  (Menus without wine are available.  May substitute iced tea, coffee or soft drink) 

    I am working on a CEU speaker and will update you as I get that secured. We will vote on the officers for the district as presented by the nominating committee at the February meeting. These nominated officers are as follows: President, Paul Spiggle, Robinson Funeral Home; Vice President, Butch Gatewood, Norris Funeral Services; and Secretary/Treasurer, Les Powell, Powell Funeral Home. 

     These meetings are full of Legislative information and updates as well as great opportunities for networking.

    PLEASE make every effort to make this meeting so we can continue moving forward with the progress of Southside District. Thank you for your continued support of Southside and VFDA!  

Paul Spiggle, Co-President of Southside District  

Robinson Funeral Home

PO Box 6

Appomattox, VA 24522


Southwest Virginia Funeral Directors Association


Jamie Broadwater,President, Gate City Funeral Home 


P. Martin Hagy, Secretary-Treasurer, Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home info@hagyfawbush.com

Meetings – Held on the third Thursday in March, June, September and December

Installation – June

Roster Provided By District

Upcoming Meeting/Event Information:




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Tidewater Funeral Directors Association


Danielle Fitchett-Mann, President, Fitchett-Mann Funeral Home dani23320@aol.com

Patricia Louis Sterling, First Vice-President, Sterling Brook Funeral Home eplouishorizon@msn.com

Steven Felton, Second Vice President, Community Funeral Homes, stevenfelton30@yahoo.com

Jamie Karpa, Secretary, R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home jamiekarpa@gmail.com

Bryan Graves, Treasurer, H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments, Norfolk digger9822@aol.com or hdofh@aol.com

Ron Vance, First Year Director, Hollomon-Brown, ronvance13@gmail.com

Robie Gardner, Second Year Director, Sturtevant Funeral Home sturtevant@sfhva.com

Meetings – Held on the third Monday in January, February, March, May, September and October

Installation – April

Roster Provided By District

Application for Associate Tidewater District Membership

Application for Tidewater District Affiliate Membership

Application for Tidewater District Firm Membership

Upcoming Meeting/Event Information:

  Please click here to find information on the next Tidewater District meeting that is coming up on February 20, 2017