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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 has received the Pursuit of Excellence Award for the past six years. Pictured here is W. Ashley Cozine, NFDA President, and Ivy Spicer at the NFDA International Convention & Expo in Boston, MA. 

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