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

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

November 8, 2017 Virginia Funeral Directors Association District Officers Conference Call Meeting 4:00 p.m.

November 16, 2017 Traveling Caravan-Danville, Regional Center or Advanced Technology Training (Room 140/141), 121 Slayton Avenue, Danville, VA 24540

November 22-24, 2017 Office Closed
December 25-27, 2017 Office Closed
January 1-3, 2018 Office Closed

January 18, 2018 12:00 p.m. Board of Directors Meeting; 1:00 p.m. Board of Directors Meeting <(In-Person) Fairfax, VA

January 22, 2018 VFDA Day at the Virginia General Assembly

January 24, 2018 Virginia Funeral Directors Association District Officers Conference Call Meeting 4:00 p.m.

March 6, 2018 Traveling Caravan-Roanoke, Virginia Western Community College, Natural Science Center, Colonial Ave., SW, Roanoke, VA 24015 

March 21, 2018 Virginia Funeral Directors Association District Officers Conference Call Meeting 4:00 p.m.

March 22, 2018 Traveling Caravan-Hampton Inn by Hilton Ashland, 705 England Street Ashland VA

March 30-April 7, 2018 President’s Trip

April 19, 2018 4:00 p.m. Board of Directors Meeting (Conference Call)

April 30, 2018 “Rookie of the Year” nominations due

May 10, 2018 VFDA Foundation Leadership Conference, Richmond Flying Squirrels, 3001 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA 2323

May 11, 2018 Awards Application deadline

May 11, 2018 Scholarship Application deadline

May 23, 2018 Virginia Funeral Directors Association District Officers Conference Call Meeting 4:00 p.m.

June 10-13, 2018 130th Annual Convention, Boar’s Head, Charlottesville, Virginia

June 10, 2018 8:30 a.m. Board of Directors Meeting, Boar’s Head Inn, Charlottesville, VA

July 8-11, 2018 NFDA Leadership Conference at The Omni Grove Park Inn, 290 Macon Ave., Asheville, NC

October 11-18, 2018 NFDA 2o18 Annual Convention & Expo in Salt Lake City

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

Calling for Nominations Letter to All Districts

District Meeting Schedules

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District Schedules

Blue Ridge District Funeral Directors Association


Karen Conner Hall, President, Botetourt Funeral Home, karynfaith@hotmail.com or botetourtfuneralhome@gmail.com

Irvin Ray Sloan, CFSP, Vice-President, Botetourt Funeral Home, iraysloan@hotmail.com

Bobby Gardner, Jr., Secretary/Treasurer, Gardner Funeral Home, bgardner@swva.net

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:

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, delgado_amaris@yahoo.com

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.


Northern Virginia Funeral Directors Association, Inc.


Jordan Wince, President, Adams-Green Funeral Home, jordan@adamsgreen.com

Joshua Weatherby, Vice-President, Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home, jweatherby@fmfh.com

Jae Turner, Secretary/Treasurer, Cunningham-Turch, jeromialmorgan@gmail.com  


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

Installation – June

Roster Provided by District

Upcoming Meeting/Event Information:

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Shenandoah Valley Funeral Directors Association


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

Bradley Howdyshell, Vice-President, Thacker Brothers Funeral Homes, bradley@thackerbrothers.com 

S. Jonathan Hines, Secretary-Treasurer, Coffman Funeral Home, sjhines.coffmanfuneralhome@gmail.com


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

Installations – May

Roster Provided by District

Upcoming Meeting/Event Information:  

Friday November 17, 2017
Stable Craft Brewing/Hermitage Hill Farm
375 Madrid Road
Waynesboro, VA 22980

Meat and cheese platter
Beer Chip Dip Station
Shrimp Cocktail


Salad (Ranch and Balsamic)
Rosemary and Garlic Rubbed Top Round Roast Carving Station with creamy horse raddish and whole grain mustard
Pan Seared Chicken Breast with Garlic Cream Sauce and Country Ham Chiffonade(
ß Fancy word for cut herbs)

Smashed Red Bliss Potatoes with parsley and cheddar
Country Ham Green Beans
Cornbread and French Bread and Butter


Fruited Bread Pudding
Death by Chocolate Brownies (Made with their stout beer)

Additionally, during the social time of our meeting, beverages will be available both beer and non-alcoholic options will be available in the tasting room, and after the evenings events, I have asked that they have s’more kits available for us to roast over their outdoor fire pit!  We also need to continue to firm up sponsors for the event.  So far, I have commitments from Medical Removal Services(already paid), Batesville Casket Company (Todd Abshire and Mike Bianchini), Jones Professional Vehicles, Federated Insurance (Jacob Hutchinson); the ones still out there we can reach out to: Winchester Casket, Tony Harrison with Atlantic Coast Life, Jeff Neese with PMC Cosmetics; and I have spoken with R.D. at Homesteaders and Mark Gutierrez with Golden Considerations and haven’t yet received a commitment.

The cost for the evening will be $65.00 per person. Please bring a gift (est. value $25.00) for each lady in your party to exchange. Big screen T.V. give-away by Warfield-Rohr Casket Company Entertainment by the Lew Taylor Trio from Roanoke!

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


Thursday January 18, 2018
Mrs. Rowes
Dr. Laura Kornegay – Medical Director of the Central Shenandoah Health District – REVIVE Program – How to administer and safely use NARCAN if needed regarding the Opioid crisis
Regulatory Support Services – Preneed Law
$35 Meal Fee

Baked Chicken
Pork Tenderloin
Breaded Shrimp
Stewed Tomatoes
Baked Apples
Green Beans
Mashed Potatoes

Assorted Pies

As part of this meeting, Dr. Kornegay will train us on how to use NARCAN and give those who wish to take it with them a dose of the NARCAN. 


Thursday March 15, 2018
Pano’s Restaurant and Lounge
LifeNet Health to Sponsor and provide both hours of CEU at the meeting

$10 Meal Fee


Baked Chicken
Roast Beef
Fried Oysters
Green Beans
Baked Apples

Salad Bar
Assorted Deserts


Thursday May 17, 2018
Second Annual Meeting with Legislators

Octagonal Barn (Bradley to Schedule) at Frontier Culture Museum
1290 Richmond Road
Staunton, VA 24401

Dinner by Flavor Savor BBQ (Daniel Chapman) 



This is the meeting schedule and menu for each of our meetings this year.  I am very excited about the CEUs we are providing this year and look forward to each meeting!!!



Southside Virginia Funeral Directors Association


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

Butch Gatewood-Vice-President, Norris Funeral Services, butch.1947@hotmail.com

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:   

Southwest Virginia Funeral Directors Association


Jamie Broadwater,President, Gate City Funeral Home, Jamie@gatecityfunerals.com


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


President – Patricia Louis, Woodlawn Funeral Home, eplouishorizon@msn.com

1st Vice President – Steven Felton, Community Funeral Home, Stevenfelton30@yahoo.com

2nd Vice President – Donna Price, Nelsen Funeral Home, donna.price@sci-us.com

Treasurer – Bryan Graves, HD Oliver, digger9822@aol.com

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

1st Year Director – Robie Gardner, Sturdevant Funeral Home, sturtevant@sfhva.com

2nd Year Director – Lynda Harris, Smith & Kellum Funeral Homes, lynda.harris@sci-us.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:

Monday, October 16, 2017
Social Hour 6PM, Dinner 7PM
Mama Rosa’s Italian Restaurant
617 E. Mercury Blvd., Hampton
Choice of chicken parmesan, spaghetti with meat sauce, or spaghetti with meatballs.
Please let me know your choice when you rsvp.
Speaker is Deb DeWeerd from Regulatory Support Services
giving us our Preneed credits
1 ceu
Please RSVP to Jamie Karpa at 723-3191
No later than noon on October 9.