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

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

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:

The next bi monthly meeting will be held Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at the Holiday Inn Tanglewood on Starkey Road. This meeting we will be having an hour of CEU by Dr. Laura Kornegay on the REVIVE Program. We will have social hour at 5pm, themed buffet dinner at 6pm, and immediately after dinner we will have a short business meeting and then start CEU.

Dinner buffet will consist of Fresh Garden Salad, Southern Fried Chicken, Pork BBQ, Baked Beans, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Coleslaw, Buns, and desserts. The cost of this yummy meal is $35.

In honor of the upcoming Memorial Day, I would like to see all of us show our patriotism by dressing in our best red, white, and blue. The person that is dressed the most patriotically will win a PRIZE. So….. ditch the suit jacket and show your USA Spirit.
Please RSVP by Tuesday, May 8th.

Thanks so much,
Karen Conner Hall, BRFDA President

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:

Central District Funeral Directors Association
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

John Tyler Community College- Nicholas Center
13101 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Chester, VA 23831

6:00 pm- Senator McClellan to give legislative updates
7:00 pm- Dinner Mamma J’s
$30 per person

RSVP by NOON Friday, May 4, 2018
Would you like to host a student? Let me know

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:

Our quarterly dinner for the Northern Virginia Funeral Directors Association will be held on Wednesday, June 6th 2018 at Madigan’s Waterfront, 201 Mill Street, Occoquan, VA. Cocktails will begin at 6:30 PM and dinner will be served at 7:30 PM. The cost is $50.00 per person. Please RSVP with dinner selection by Friday, May 25th, 2018.

This quarter we will have the formal inductions of the newly elected officers. Joshua Weatherby will be taking over as President, Jae Turner as Vice-President, and Benjamin Hinkle as Secretary Treasurer.

Entrée Selections:

All dinners include a fresh dinner salad with a signature balsamic vinaigrette dressing, warm dinner rolls, dessert, soda, coffee and tea. There will be a cash bar for alcoholic beverages.
Grilled Salmon – Fresh salmon grilled with white wine, lemon & butter with seasoned rice
Stuffed Shrimp – Five Jumbo Shrimp stuffed with lump crab meat and broiled to perfection
Chicken Breast – Boneless chicken breast grilled and topped with parmesan peppercorn cheese sauce, or goat cheese, roasted red peppers and a lemon butter sauce, served with seasoned rice
NY Strip Steak – 10 oz. NY Strip steak grilled to a medium temperature, served with garlic mashed potatoes.
Vegetarian, Vegan, and Gluten free options are available upon request.
Dessert: NY Style Cheesecake with chocolate mousse

Please send your RSVP to Joshua Weatherby, jweatherby@fmfh.com or otherwise calling Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home at 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 May 17, 2018
Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia Octagonal Barn
1290 Richmond Rd.
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12:00 p.m. – Shooting Event – Flying Rabbit in Mt. Crawford (5537 Valley Pike Rd.)
The cost will be $100 – covers lunch and ammo (bring your own shotgun or rent one for an extra fee)
4:00 p.m. – Tour the Frontier Culture Museum
6:00 p.m. – Meeting and dinner in the Octagonal Barn
VFDA update and discussion (one hour of CE – Law)
Traditional BBQ fare of pulled pork and beef brisket with sides and banana pudding for desert
The cost for the evening will be $40.00 per person
Please R.S.V.P. to Bradley Howdyshell by Monday, May 14, 2018 at 434-953-7890 or bradley@thackerbrothers.com
This is a unique opportunity and we encourage you and your staff to attend. I look forward to seeing you there!

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:

The next meeting will be held Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at Darby’s Tavern. Located inside Berry Hill Resort, 3105 River Road, South Boston, VA 24592

Southwest Virginia Funeral Directors Association


Tyler Bailey, President, Frost Funeral Home, tylersbaileyfh@gmail.com

John Britton, Vice-President, Mullins-Sturgill Funeral Home, monumentsservices@yahoo.com

Marty Hagy, Secretary, 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