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and ours since 1989.

Our Affiliations

The staff members of Lord & Stephens Funeral Homes are very active in both community and professional organizations. Here is just a short list of the local, regional and national groups where we put our time and energy.

Academy of Graduate Embalmers of Georgia  



James Johnson, a licensed funeral director and embalmer, recently became a member of the Academy of Graduate Embalmers of Georgia, an association that promotes the profession through education advancement and mutual improvement.

Georgia Board of Funeral Service  



In 2014, Tom Lord was appointed by Governor Nathan Deal to the Georgia Board of Funeral Service. The Board governs licensed businesses and individuals, adopts rules and regulations, and oversees the standards of funeral service within the state.

Georgia Funeral Directors Association  


Since 1899, the Georgia Funeral Directors Association has provided a network of resources to funeral service professionals. Lord & Stephens Funeral Home is proud to be an active member of the Georgia Funeral Directors Association, with staff having served in various capacities from treasurer to president.

National Funeral Directors Association  



Lord & Stephens Funeral Home has received the Pursuit of Excellence Award for the past three years. Pictured here is Ivy Spicer receiving the 2014 Pursuit of Excellence Award at the NFDA International Convention & Expo in Nashville, TN.



Our Services

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Book of Memories™

Memorialization at its best, any family member or friend can take advantage of this free service by creating an account and a book to memorialize their loved one.

Daily Grief Support by Email

Grieving doesn't always end with the funeral: subscribe to our daily grief support email, designed to help you a little bit every day, by filling out the form below.

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