District Calendars & Contacts


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

2018 Board Meeting Dates:

January 16th, April 17th, July 12th, October 16th 

Calendar of Events

February 20, 2018 10:00 a.m. VFDA Executive Committee Meeting, Morrissett Funeral Home

March 6, 2018 Traveling Caravan-Roanoke, Holiday Inn Tanglewood, Roanoke, Virginia

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 27, 2018 11:30 a.m. Women in Funeral Service Networking Luncheon, Maggiano’s Little Italy Short Pump, 11799 W Broad Street, Henrico, VA 23233, Short Pump Mall

March 30-April 7, 2018 President’s Trip

April 17, 2018 Virginia Board of Funeral Directors & Embalmers Board Meeting

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 Squirrels3001 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23230

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

July 12, 2018 Virginia Board of Funeral Directors & Embalmers Board Meeting

July 18, 2018 Office Depot Webinar at 10:00 a.m.

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

October 16, 2018 Virginia Board of Funeral Directors & Embalmers Board Meeting

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

June 20-22, 2021 133rd Annual VFDA Convention, Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront, 5th Street & Atlantic Avenue

Calling for Nominations: Letter to All Districts

The Virginia Funeral Directors Association is calling for nominations for the following Board of Directors positions. To serve as a board member, your funeral home must be a member in good standing with the association. We ask that your district begin discussing this with your members at your next district meeting. All nominations are due to the VFDA office by March 1, 2018.

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


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

Janet Stephens, Vice President, John Tyler Community College, jstephens@jtcc.edu

Dana Sikon, Secretary/Treasurer, UVA Fresh Tissue Lab, mcmdana@aol.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:

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:

Quarterly dinner for the NVFDA will be held on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at Pistone’s Italian Inn, 6320 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church, VA 22042. Cocktails will begin at 6:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $45.00 per person. Please RSVP by Friday, March 2, 2018.

This quarter we will have the formal election of the new secretary treasurer.
We will also welcome Deb DeWeerd from Regulatory Support Services, who will present our required Preneed continuing education.

Please remember dues are required this quarter. Please bring your dues with you if you plan to attend, otherwise they can be mailed: Member Firm ($100), Associate Members ($75), Affiliate Members ($50).

The Menu: Please select one of the following entrees with your RSVP. Non-alcoholic beverages are included. Cash bar for alcoholic beverages. Each meal includes a salad and fresh bread:
Grilled Chicken Alfredo
Chicken Parmigiana
Grilled Filet of Salmon with sauteed garden vegetables
Flank Steak Alla Pizzaiola with a zesty tomato sauce and side of spaghetti
Rigatoni Pescatore with shrimp, scallops, mussels, baby clams sauteed in white wine garlic sauce
Eggplant Parmigiana with a side of spaghetti

Please send your RSVP along with dinner selection to Joshua Weatherby (or call 703-425-9702).

Shenandoah Valley Funeral Directors Association


Jay McIntyre, President, McMullen Funeral Home, jrmcintyre685@gmail.com

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:

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

$35 Meal Fee
Baked Chicken
Roast Beef
Fried Oysters
Green Beans
Baked Apples
Salad Bar
Assorted Desserts

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:

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

Tidewater Funeral Director’s Association Regular Meeting
Monday, February 19, 2018
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 Steven Hughes from Batesville
The Why of Funerals – Based on the Teaching of Dr. Alan Wolfelt, 1 CEU

Please RSVP to Jamie Karpa at 723-3191 or jamiekarpa@gmail.com, no later than noon on February 8.