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Georgia Board of Funeral Service

The Georgia State Board of Funeral Service administers the Funeral Service Law for the purpose of better protection of life and health, preventing the spread of contagious, communicable, and infectious diseases, and regulating the practice of embalming and funeral directing and the care and disposition of dead human bodies.

The Board consists of 7 members appointed by the Governor, six of whom are licensed and practicing funeral directors and embalmers, with one member serving as a consumer representative who has no connection with the funeral service industry. The Board is authorized to prescribe a standard of proficiency as to the qualifications and fitness of embalmers and funeral directors, to revoke or suspend licenses for any violation of this law, to adopt rules and regulations and to set standards of sanitation to be observed in the embalming or cremation of dead human bodies. 

Board meetings are monthly (view Meeting Schedule for dates) and are open to the public. Persons wishing to bring matters for Board consideration must submit a written request to the Professional Licensing Board office in Macon.

David Roach's Board Term Ends

David Roach was recently recognized for his many years of service on the Funeral Board. David's term ended this year. A reception was held in David's honor, and he was presented a plaque by fellow board members as recognition of his many contributions to the board. 

Pictured below: William Bowen, Michael Fowler, Reagan Dean, Tom Lord, David Roach, W. T. Edmondson, Bryant Hightower, Joe Westbury, and Nancy Kennedy.



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Atlanta, Georgia 30334
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