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

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 13, 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

July 18, 2017 10:00 a.m. Virginia Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers Meeting – Board Room #4

October 10, 2017 10:00 a.m. Virginia Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers 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

Scroll down or use the links right below

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:


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.





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

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

Installation – June

Roster Provided by District

Upcoming Meeting/Event Information:

Please click here to find information on the next Northern District meeting that will take place on June 14th.


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:  

Click here to find pictures from the last Shenandoah District Meeting Installation of Officers!


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, May 25, 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)

      The officer installation ceremony for the newly elected officers of the district will take place at this meeting. The district officers elected at the March meeting 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!

    If you know of anyone who needs to be added to the e-mail notification list please let me know, thanks and look forward to seeing you there!  

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:




Back to Top

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: