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The staff members of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home 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 

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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

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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

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Lord & Stephens Funeral Home was honored to receive the NFDA's Pursuit of Excellence Award for the 7th consecutive year. This award is presented by the National Funeral Directors Association annually to firms that have demonstrated a commitment to raising the bar on funeral service excellence by adhering to strict ethical and professional standards and providing outstanding service to families and communities. Pictured is NFDA  Immediate Past President, Kenneth Cahall and Ivy Spicer at the 2018 NFDA International Convention & Expo's in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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