NFDA Certified Crematory Operator Program Continues to Gain Momentum

February 22, 2015
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380 funeral professionals earn certification during second half of 2014

Brookfield, Wis. – The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) Certified Crematory Operator (CCO) Program continues to lead the way as the profession’s cremation certification of choice. During the second half of 2014, NFDA conducted 10 certification seminars and conferred the CCO designation on 380 funeral and cremation professionals. A total of 672 people have been certified since the launch of the NFDA CCO program in September 2013.

“Congratulations to the funeral professionals who have earned their CCO designation during the second half of 2014,” said NFDA President Robert C. Moore IV, CFSP, CCO. “More and more families are choosing cremation as a form of disposition and, as funeral directors, we must be fully prepared to serve them. After I earned my certification, I felt better equipped to serve those families because I gained an in-depth understanding of the cremation process. I also left knowing the steps that I needed to take to ensure that my families and my firm were protected.”

As the trusted leader in funeral service, NFDA set the bar high with a critical cremation certification program that not only emphasizes professional excellence, but also the important role ethics plays in serving families.

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Developed for funeral homes that offer cremation services, the NFDA CCO Program covers ethics, crematory operations, safety and compliance, liability issues, customer service, and more. The program meets or exceeds the criteria in most states requiring certification and has been approved for CE by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice.

“During my career, I’ve been called on numerous times to testify as an expert witness in cremation litigation cases,” said Mike Nicodemus, NFDA vice president of cremation services. “The mistakes I have seen have caused heartache for families and severely damaged the reputation of businesses. With cremation litigation on the rise, it is critical that you understand the steps you need to take to protect your firm from the moment a family walks in your front door until you deliver the cremated remains to the family – that’s true whether you own a crematory or use a third-party.”

“From my perspective as a funeral director, funeral service educator and lawyer, this program proved to be invaluable and well-worth the investment,” said Mark T. Evely, the director of the mortuary science program at Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich. “The principles covered are critical in meeting our ethical, legal and professional responsibilities to cremation-oriented families. As a result, I have made this course a part of our curriculum.”

NFDA has already held two CCO seminars in 2015 – in San Antonio, Texas (host: San Antonio College – Mortuary Science Department), and Columbia, S.C. (host: South Carolina Funeral Directors Association) – with many more opportunities on the horizon:

  • March 6, Catonsville, Md. (host: Maryland State Funeral Directors Association)
  • March 11, Detroit, Mich. (host: Wayne State University)
  • March 19, Lawrenceville, Ga., (host: International Order of the Golden Rule)
  • April 7, South Jordan, Utah (host: Utah Funeral Directors Association)
  • April 21, Bloomington, Minn. (host: Minnesota Funeral Directors Association)
  • April 24, Pittsburgh, Penn. (host: Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science)
  • April 29, Denver, Colo. (host: Selected Independent Funeral Homes)
  • May 11, Raleigh, N.C. (host: North Carolina Funeral Directors Association)
  • June 15, Green Bay, Wis. (host: Wisconsin Funeral Directors Association)
  • June 17, Roanoke, Va. (host: Virginia Funeral Directors Association)
  • June 22, Red Lodge, Mont. (hosts: Montana and Wyoming Funeral Directors Associations)
  • June 25, Peoria, Ill. (host: Illinois Funeral Directors Association)
  • July 8, Cincinnati, Ohio (host: Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science)
  • August 5, Birmingham, Ala. (host: Jefferson State Community College)
  • September 10, Brookfield, Wis. (host: NFDA)
  • October 17, Indianapolis, Ind. (2015 NFDA International Convention & Expo preconvention seminar)

Registration is open for most programs. Additional CCO seminars will be scheduled throughout 2015.

Information about upcoming CCO programs and registration details can be found on the NFDA website,www.nfda.org/cco.

NFDA thanks the following organizations that hosted CCO programs during the second half of 2014: Virginia Funeral Directors Association, Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, Radney’s Funeral Home, Maryland State Funeral Directors Association, Roller Funeral Homes, South Carolina Funeral Directors Association, Wappner Funeral Directors, and the Missouri Funeral Directors and Embalmers Association. Any organization that wishes to host a CCO Program in their state should contact NFDA at 800-228-6332 for more information.

NFDA congratulates the following funeral professionals who have earned the CCO designation between July 1 and December 31, 2014:

  • Jason Abner, CCO, Heritage Funeral & Cremation Service, Indian Trail, N.C.
  • Robert Adams Jr., CCO, Adams Family Funeral Home PA, Cumberland, Md.
  • David Adams, CFSP, CCO, Georgia Regents University, Augusta, Ga.
  • Emily Ahern, CCO, Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, Enfield, Conn.
  • Stacey Anderson, CCO, Joseph H. Brown Jr., Funeral Home PA, Baltimore, Md.
  • Spencer Arnold, CCO, Wallace & Wallace Inc., Ronceverte, W.Va.
  • Pedro Arredondo, CCO, Georgia Regents University, Augusta, Ga.
  • Will Averett, CCO, Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Nashville, Tenn.
  • Ashley Baker, CCO, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Scott Baker, CCO, Boles Funeral Home, Rowland, N.C.
  • Jim Baker, CCO, Torbert Funeral Chapel, Dover, Del.
  • Steve Ballard, CFSP, CCO, Roller-Chenal Funeral Home, Little Rock, Ark.
  • Brent Barnes, CCO, Greenlawn Funeral Home, Springfield, Mo.
  • William Barrett III, CCO, Resthaven Funeral Service, Frederick, Md.
  • Kenneth Barrett Jr., CCO, Layne Funeral Home Inc., Palmer, Tenn.
  • Matthew Baskerville, CFSP, CPC, CCO, Reeves & Baskerville Funeral Homes, Coal City, Ill.
  • Roger Bates Jr., CPC, CCO, C.Z. Boyer & Son Inc., Desloge, Mo.
  • Gerald Bennett, CCO, Greene Funeral Home Inc., Rock Hill, S.C.
  • Ryland Bennett, CCO, Wrenn-Yeatts Funeral Home, Danville, Va.
  • Jamie Bergeson, CCO, Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Nashville, Tenn.
  • Joseph Betkowski, CCO, Elmwood Chapel Ltd., Chicago, Ill.
  • Jim Betkowski Jr., CCO, Elmwood Chapel Ltd., Chicago, Ill.
  • Patrick Betts, CCO, Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory Ltd., Rockford, Ill.
  • Caren Bittiker, CCO, Bittiker Funeral Homes LLC, Carrollton, Mo.
  • Kenny Blythe, CCO, Limestone Chapel, Athens, Ala.
  • Linda Bockenkamp, CCO, Midlothian, Va.
  • David Bogner, CCO, Bogner Family Funeral Home Inc., North Ridgeville, Ohio
  • Anthony Bonner, CCO, Joseph H. Brown Jr., Funeral Home PA, Baltimore, Md.
  • Richard Booker, CCO, Morrissett Funeral & Cremation Service, North Chesterfield, Va.
  • David Bose, CCO, Torbert Funeral Chapel, Tipton, Del.
  • Jacob Bowers, CCO, Tiffon, Ohio
  • Roy Bozeman, CFSP, CCO, Tennessee State Board of Funeral Directors & Embalmers & Burial Service, Nashville, Tenn.
  • Alecia Braddock, CCO, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Bobby Bradford, CCO, Roller-McNutt Funeral Home, Clinton, Ark.
  • Rick Brock, CCO, Countryside Funeral Home, Fredonia, Kan.
  • Trent Brown, CCO, Clifford-Shoemaker Funeral Home, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
  • Joseph Brown III, CCO, Joseph H. Brown Jr., Funeral Home PA, Baltimore, Md.
  • John Budreski, CCO, Bayview Crematory, Baltimore, Md.
  • Kalyn Buffkin, CCO, Fayetteville Tech Community College – Funeral Service Education Department, Fayetteville, N.C.
  • William Burbage, CCO, The Burbage Funeral Home, Berlin, Md.
  • Cory Burke, CCO, Greenlawn Funeral Home, Springfield, Mo.
  • Brian Burke, CCO, Community College of Baltimore County (Catonsville Campus) – Mortuary Science, Baltimore, Md.
  • Wanda Burnette, CCO,   Port Tobacco, Md.
  • Randall Calcutt, CCO, Cain Funeral Home, Florence, S.C.
  • Evan Caldwell, CCO, Radney’s Funeral Home Inc., Alexander City, Ala.
  • Gregory Calzetta, CCO, Jacobs Funeral Home, Iron Mountain, Mich.
  • Joshua Campbell, CCO, Goldfinch Funeral Service Beach Chapel, Murrells Inlet, S.C.
  • Jebb Carrier, CCO, Short Funeral Services Inc., Milton, Del.
  • Chelsea Carter, CCO, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Mattew Carter, CCO, Hamilton, Ohio
  • James Carver, CCO, Greenlawn Funeral Home, Springfield, Mo.
  • Jessica Castells, CCO, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Thomas Chambers, CCO, Chambers Funeral Home & Crematorium PA, Riverdale, Md.
  • Richard Chapman, CCO, Baxter Memorial Gardens, Mountain Home, Ark.
  • Bridget Clark, CCO, Fairfield, Ohio
  • Skkot Cody, CCO, Resthaven Funeral Service, Frederick, Md.
  • William Coffman, CCO, Coffman Funeral Home & Crematory, Staunton, Va.
  • Erika Collaros, Wintersville, Ohio
  • Mike Collinge, CCO, Collinge & Co., Randburg, Gauteng, South Africa
  • Edward Conway, CFSP, CCO, Alderson Funeral Homes Inc., Waterbury, Conn.
  • Brian Cooper, CCO, George P. Kalas Funeral Home, Edgewater, Md.
  • Amanda Corey, Springfield, Ohio
  • Kayla Craig, CCO, Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Terry Crider, CCO, Baxter Memorial Gardens, Mountain Home, Ark.
  • Brooke Crowder, CCO, Faulkner Family Funeral Home & Crematory, Heathsville, Va.
  • William Cuffee, CCO, The Burbage Funeral Home, Berlin, Md.
  • Larry Cummings, CCO, Radney’s Funeral Home Inc., Alexander City, Ala.
  • Brian Cummings, CFSP, CCO, Radney’s Funeral Home Inc., Alexander City, Ala.
  • Donald Daniels, CFSP, CCO, Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home, Greenville, Ala.
  • Damon Daniels, CCO, Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home, Greenville, Ala.
  • Royal David, CFSP, CPC, CCO, Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Rocky Mount, N.C.
  • Brad Davis, CFSP, CCO, Davis Funeral Home Inc., Canton, Mo.
  • Brooklyn Dawson, CCO, Bellevue, Ky.
  • Rod Deal, CCO, Wappner Funeral Directors, Mansfield, Ohio
  • James Deal, CCO, Wappner Funeral Directors, Mansfield, Ohio
  • Carol Lynn DeFiore, CCO, DeFiore-Jorgenson Funeral Home, Huntley, Ill.
  • Russell DeLee, CCO, Radney’s Funeral Home Inc., Alexander City, Ala.
  • Michael Demarest Jr.,  CCO, Rausch Funeral Home PA, Owings, Md.
  • David Dembowski, CCO, Boise Funeral Home – Aclesa Chapel, Boise, Idaho
  • Elliott DeRocher, CCO, Max A. Sass & Sons Funeral Homes, Milwaukee, Wis.
  • Dillon Dickey, CCO, High Point Funeral Home & Crematorium, Memphis, Tenn.
  • Jason Diemer, CCO, Greenlawn Funeral Home, Springfield, Mo.
  • Peter Dilwith, CFSP, CCO, Mililani Memorial Park & Mort Makai Chapel, Waipahu, Hawaii
  • Krystina Diman, CCO, Morrissett Funeral & Cremation Service, North Chesterfield, Va.
  • Vincent Dipaola, CCO, Lee Funeral Home Inc., Clinton, Md.
  • Daniel Distl, CCO, Wappner Funeral Directors, Mansfield, Ohio
  • Brian Douglas, CCO, Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home & Crematory, Ardmore, Okla.
  • John Dover, CFSP, CCO, M.L. Ford & Sons Inc., Clover, S.C.
  • Michael Duncan, CCO, Resthaven Funeral Service, Frederick, Md.
  • Jack Dunlap, CFSP, CCO, Roller-McNutt Funeral Home. Conway, Ark.
  • Stephanie Dyer, CCO, Cahall Funeral Home, Mount Orab, Ohio
  • David Eames, CCO, The Labs Funeral Home Inc., Honey Brook, Penn.
  • Cori Ebaugh, CCO, Evans Funeral Chapel – Bel Air PA, Forest Hill, Md.
  • Denise Edmisten, CCO, Alabama Funeral Directors Association, Montgomery, Ala.
  • Betty Eggers, CFSP, CCO, Eggers Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., Chesnee, S.C.
  • Homer Elwood Jr., CCO, Gray Funeral Home Inc., Clinton, S.C.
  • Jzyk Ennis, CFSP, CCO , Carr Funeral Home, Guntersville, Ala.
  • Mark Evely, CCO, Wayne State University Dept. of Fundamental & Applied Sciences, Detroit, Mich.
  • Steven Farus, CCO, Farus Funeral Home, Duncan Falls, Ohio
  • Travis Farwell, CCO, Capital City Mortuary Services, Topeka, Kan.
  • Carli Fichter, CCO, Barkdull Funeral Home, Shelby, Ohio
  • Jessica Fields, CCO, Trenton, Ohio
  • Dennis Firman, CCO, Claytor Rollins Funeral Home Inc., Poquoson, Va.
  • Anthony Fleege, CCO, Southern Illinois University Mortuary Science & Funeral Service, Carbondale, Ill.
  • Thomas Fletcher Jr., CCO, Fletcher Funeral & Cremation Services PA, Westminster, Md.
  • Arielle Fouts, Weston, Ohio
  • W. Scott Fowler, CFSP, CCO, J.F. Floyd Mortuary, Spartanburg, S.C.
  • Ed Fox, CCO, Maryland State Board of Morticians, Baltimore, Md.
  • Melissa Francis, CCO, Community College of Baltimore County (Catonsville Campus) – Mortuary Science, Baltimore, Md.
  • Tim Francisco, CCO, Bissler & Sons Funeral Home & Crematory, Kent, Ohio
  • Michael Frazier, CCO, Roller-Daniel Funeral Home, Searcy, Ark.
  • J.C. Frazier, CCO, Northwest Funeral Chapel, Milwaukee, Wis.
  • Erika Freund, CCO, Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory Ltd., Rockford, Ill.
  • Erika Furey, Grove City, Ohio
  • Jolene Gaier, CCO, Schneider Funeral Home & Crematory, Pleasanton, Kan.
  • Whitney Gardner, CCO, Whitaker Funeral Home Inc., Newberry, S.C.
  • Seth Gasche, CFSP, CCO, Denbow-Primm-Kemery Funeral Home, Ashland, Ohio
  • Anabel Gilbert, CCO, Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Richelle Gill, CCO, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Robert Godack, CCO, Kaczorowski Funeral Home PA, Baltimore, Md.
  • Gene Gompf, CFSP, CCO, Gompf Funeral Service, Cardington, Ohio
  • Jacob Gorman, CCO, Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., Athens, Penn.
  • Christopher Graff, CCO, Cassaday-Turkle-Christian & Cremation Service, Alliance, Ohio
  • Qween Gray, CCO, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Christopher Griffith, CCO, Bolton Funeral Home, Columbiana, Ala.
  • Rebecca Gross, CCO, Rausch Funeral Home PA, Owings, Md.
  • Aaron Gutting, CCO, Roller-Christeson Funeral Home, Harrison, Ark.
  • Jamey Guy, CCO, Harley Funeral Home & Crematory, Greenwood, S.C.
  • Gregory Hackman, CCO, Hackman Family Funeral Homes (Hackman Chapel), Sturgis, Mich.
  • Stephen Hackmer, CCO, Lee Funeral Home Inc., Clinton, Md.
  • Judy Hadzinsky, CCO, Wood-Kortright Funeral Homes, Atwater, Ohio
  • Geoff Halbrooks, CCO, Peck Funeral Home, Hartselle, Ala.
  • Shannon Hall, CCO, Huber Heights, Ohio
  • Matthew Haller, CCO, Haller Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Ohio
  • Benney Haller, CCO, Haller Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Ohio
  • Molly Hallowell, CCO, Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Nashville, Tenn.
  • Tiffany Hanson, CCO, Malloy & Son Funeral Home, Galveston, Texas
  • Willis Harper, CCO, Nelsen Funeral Home, Williamsburg, Va.
  • William Harris, CPC, CCO, Harris Funeral Home, Johnstown, Penn.
  • Mark Harrison, CCO, Bolton Funeral Home, Columbiana, Ala.
  • Edith Hatendi, CCO, Nyaradzo Funeral Services, Harare, South Africa
  • R. Douglas Hawkins, CCO, Ideal Funeral Parlor Inc., Florence, S.C.
  • Bradley Hays, CFSP, CCO, Roller Funeral Home, Mountain Home, Ark.
  • Jeff Heitger, Sr., CCO, Heitger Funeral Home, Massillon, Ohio
  • Chad Helfenbein, CCO, Fellows-Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home PA, Chester, Md.
  • William Helms, CCO, Cozean Memorial Chapel & Crematory, Farmington, Mo.
  • Kevin Hill, CCO, Koepsell Funeral Home Inc., Mayville, Wis.
  • Richard Holloway Jr., CFSP, CCO, Holloway Funeral Home PA, Salisbury, Md.
  • Amber Holloway, CCO, Waller Funeral Home, Oxford, Miss.
  • Mark House, CCO, Roller-Crouch Funeral Home, Batesville, Ark.
  • Shelby Hughey, CCO, Greenlawn Funeral Home, Springfield, Mo.
  • Ruth Ann Humiston, CCO, Walnut Lawn Funeral Home Ltd./ DeGraffenreid-Wood-Crematory, Springfield, Mo.
  • Jackson Hunter, CCO, Hunter Funeral Home, Watertown, Tenn.
  • Shannon Hutchins, CCO, Speaks Family Legacy Chapels Inc., Independence, Mo.
  • Mark Hutto, CCO, Dukes-Harley Funeral Home, Orangeburg, S.C.
  • Jerold Inebnit, CCO, Wappner Funeral Directors, Mansfield, Ohio
  • Jeremy Ingram, CCO, Roller-McNutt Funeral Home, Conway, Ark.
  • Nicholas Ivey, CCO, Virginia Beach, Va.
  • James Ivy, CCO, Roller-Coffman Funeral Home, Mountain View, Ark.
  • Fronie Jackson, CCO, McDougald Funeral Home & Crematorium, Laurinburg, N.C.
  • Dale Jakeway, CCO, Bellevue, Ky.
  • Matthew James, CCO, Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Mansfield, Penn.
  • Brandon Janowiak, CCO, Bennett-Barz Funeral Home, Beulah, Mich.
  • Robert Johnson, CCO, Johnson Funeral Service, Bridgewater, Va.
  • Phillip Johnson, CCO, Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Dover, Del.
  • Deonysius Johnson, CCO, Northwest Funeral Chapel, Milwaukee, Wis.
  • David Johnson, CCO, Georgia Regents University, Augusta, Ga.
  • John Johnston, CCO, Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., Athens, Penn.
  • Stephen Johnson, CCO, Living Waters Funeral Home & Crematory, Lyman. S.C.
  • Larissa Jones, CCO, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Keith Justice, CCO, Morrison Funeral Home, Tuscumbia, Ala.
  • Robert Kalas, CCO, George P. Kalas Funeral Home, Edgewater, Md.
  • George Kalas, III, CCO, George P. Kalas Funeral Home, Oxon Hill, Md.
  • Robert Karish, CCO, Robert A. Pumphrey Funeral Home Inc., Bethesda, Md.
  • Kelsey Katsanis, CCO, Batavia, Ohio
  • Edwin Kemery, CCO, Denbow-Primm-Kemery Funeral Home, Ashland, Ohio
  • George Kephart, CCO, Robert A. Pumphrey Funeral Home Inc., Bethesda, Md.
  • Jimmy Kesey, CCO, Tennessee State Board of Funeral Directors & Embalmers & Burial Service, Nashville, Tenn.
  • George Kessler, CCO, Kessler Funeral Home, Neenah, Wis.
  • Codi Kindoll, CCO, Independence, Ky.
  • Candace Kitte, CCO, Milford, Ohio
  • Jeffrey Kleczka, CCO. Prasser-Kleczka Funeral Home, Milwaukee, Wis.
  • James Klemmer, CCO, Heritage Funeral Homes, Milwaukee, Wis.
  • Melissa Kloss, CCO, Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Jeffrey Knight, CCO, Knight Funeral Homes Inc., White River Junction, Vt.
  • Joshua Koepsell, CCO, Koepsell Funeral Home Inc., Mayville. Wis.
  • Jennifer Kruger, CCO, Pape Funeral Home, Danville, Ill.
  • Michael Lancaster, CCO, Barkdull Funeral Home, Shelby, Ohio
  • Jessica Lankford, CCO, Huntt Funeral Home, Waldorf, Md.
  • Norman Larsen, CFSP, CCO, Green-Larsen Mortuary Inc., International Falls, Minn.
  • Ronald Lassahn, CCO, Lassahn Funeral Home, Baltimore, Md.
  • Heather Lassahn, CCO, Lassahn Funeral Home, Baltimore, Md.
  • Jayme Lentz, CPC, CCO, Lentz Funeral Home, Algona, Iowa
  • Patrick Leonard, CCO, Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, Dubuque, Iowa
  • Stephen Lewis, CCO, Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc., Grandview, Mo.
  • Brad Linville, CFSP, CCO, Linville Memorial Funeral Home, Eclectic, Ala.
  • Lawrence Little, CCO, Pacific Crematorium, Aldergrove, BC, Canada
  • Paul Lochstampfor, CCO, Lochstampfor Funeral Home Inc., Waynesboro, Penn.
  • Cristy Long, CCO. Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Patti Loyall, CCO, Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc., Grandview, Mo.
  • Michael LuBrant, CPC, CCO, University of Minnesota Mortuary Science Program, Minneapolis, Minn.
  • Bill Luna, CCO, Tennessee State Board of Funeral Directors & Embalmers & Burial Service, Nashville, Tenn.
  • Tyler Lyden, CCO, McAlister-Smith Funerals Cremation, Charleston, S.C.
  • Graham MacDonald, CCO, Ottawa Mortuary Services Ltd., Ottawa, ON, Canada
  • George MacNabb, CCO, MacNabb Funeral Home, Baltimore, Md.
  • Walter Malloy Jr., CCO, March Funeral Homes Inc., Baltimore, Md.
  • David Marlow, CCO, Brashears Funeral Home Inc., Huntsville, Ark.
  • David Martin, CCO, Piedmont Technical College, Greenwood, S.C.
  • Billy Martin, CCO, Cullman Heritage Funeral Home, Cullman, Ala.
  • Ranee Martin, CCO, West Chester, Ohio
  • Joe Mask, CCO, Bolton Funeral Home, Columbiana, Ala.
  • Roger Mason, CCO, Lee Funeral Home Inc., Clinton, Md.
  • Bill McBride, CCO, Roller-Coffman Funeral Home, Marshall, Ark.
  • Marshall McClatchey, CFSP, CCO, Roller-Cox Funeral Home, Clarksville, Ark.
  • Todd McCoy, CFSP, CCO, Roller Funeral Home, Mountain Home, Ark.
  • Donald McCready, CCO, Johnson Funeral Service, Bridgewater, Va.
  • Robert McCrorey, CCO, Holloway Funeral Home PA, Salisbury, Md.
  • Steve McDonald, CCO, Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory Ltd., Rockford, Ill.
  • Bailey McGill, CCO, Urbana, Ohio
  • Marlys McGuire, CCO, Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Brad McIntire, CCO, Billings Funeral Home Inc., Elkhart, Ind.
  • Shawn McKellop, CCO, Mechanicsburg, Ohio
  • Tiffany McKinney, Lawrenceburg, Ky.
  • William McLamb, CCO, Cremation Society of Virginia, Richmond, Va.
  • Mike McNew, CCO, Roller-Citizens Funeral Home, West Helena, Ark.
  • Brian Mench, CCO, Fellows-Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home PA, Chester, Md.
  • Donell Merritt, CCO, Chesapeake, Va.
  • Tom Metier, CCO, Good Shepherd Pet Services, Piedmont, S.C.
  • Krystal Mignat, CCO, Norfolk, Va.
  • Thomas Miller, CCO, Rupp Funeral Home Inc., Monroe, Mich.
  • James Mitchell, CCO, Chambers Funeral Home & Crematorium PA, Riverdale, Md.
  • Darrell Mobley, CCO, Radney’s Funeral Home Inc., Alexander City. Ala.
  • William Montgomery, CCO, Roller-Chenal Funeral Home, Little Rock, Ark.
  • Donald Morgan, CCO, Chambers Funeral Home & Crematorium PA, Riverdale, Md.
  • Elizabeth Morgan, CCO, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Mark Morrison, CCO, Pritts Funeral Home & Chapel PA, Westminster, Md.
  • Scott Morton, CCO, Voss & Sons Funeral Service. Seymour, Ind.
  • Alena Moye, CCO, Cheviot, Ohio
  • Philip Murray, CCO, Cremation Choice of Virginia, Inc., North Chesterfield, Va.
  • Michael Musha, CCO, Prasser-Kleczka Funeral Home, Milwaukee, Wis.
  • Anthony Napoleon, CCO, Hartford, Conn.
  • Susan Nasinec, CCO, Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home, Wells, Minn.
  • Lesli Neal, CCO, Barkdull Funeral Home, Shelby. Ohio
  • William Neal, CCO, Lexington, Ky.
  • C. J. Neesmith, CCO, Families First Funeral Care, Savannah, Ga.
  • Joseph Nero, CCO, Vito-Nero Funeral Home, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Philip Nichols, CCO, Young-Nichols Funeral Home Inc., Tipton, Ind.
  • Douglas Nie II, CFSP, CCO, Nie Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services – Carpenter Chapel, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • Kyle Nikola, Bonaventure Funeral Home, Savannah, Ga.
  • Justin Nimsgern, CCO, Nimsgern Funeral & Cremation Services, Woodruff, Wis.
  • James Nimsgern, CCO, Nimsgern Funeral & Cremation Services, Woodruff, Wis.
  • Zachery Nobles, CCO, Goldfinch Funeral Service Beach Chapel, Murrells Inlet, S.C.
  • Pat Olenik, CCO, Torbert Funeral Chapel, Dover, Del.
  • Thomas O’Neil, CCO, Bayview Crematory, Baltimore, Md.
  • Donald Otto Jr., CPC, CCO, Missouri Funeral Directors and Embalmers Association, Jefferson City, Mo.
  • Aaricka Overstreet, CCO, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Richard Owen, CCO, Owen Family Funeral Home, Inc., Syracuse, Ind.
  • Kristy Owens, CCO, Altmeyer-Bucktrout Funeral Home, Williamsburg, Va.
  • Elzee Owens, CCO, Northwest Funeral Chapel, Milwaukee, Wis.
  • Mitzi Pape, CCO, Pape Funeral Home, Danville, Ill.
  • John Parker, CFSP, CPC, CCO, Robert A. Pumphrey Funeral Home, Rockville, Md.
  • Douglas Parr, CCO, Parr Funeral Home & Crematory, Suffolk, Va.
  • Mark Parrish, CCO, Caldwell-Raddatz Funeral Home, Urbandale, Iowa
  • John Parrish, CCO, Caldwell-Raddatz Funeral Home, Urbandale, Iowa
  • Herbert Pate, CCO, Morrison Funeral Home, Tuscumbia, Ala.
  • Jody Patram, CCO, Padgett Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Wallace, N.C.
  • Kevin Patterson, CCO, Des Moines Area Community College Mortuary Science Program, Ankeny, Iowa
  • David Patterson, CCO, Boise Funeral Home – Aclesa Chapel, Boise, Idaho
  • Daniel Pauley Jr., CFSP, CCO, The Burbage Funeral Home, Berlin, Md.
  • David Pearson, CFSP, CCO, Hinchliff-Pearson-West Inc., Galesburg, Ill.
  • Frank Perman, CFSP, CCO, Perman Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Pittsburgh, Penn.
  • David Perry, CFSP, CCO, Robert A. Pumphrey Funeral Home, Rockville, Md.
  • William Pinder, CCO, Short Funeral Services Inc., Milton, Del.
  • Anthony Pittman, CCO, Joseph H. Brown Jr., Funeral Home PA, Baltimore, Md.
  • Rhonda Pleasants, CCO, John Tyler Community College Funeral Service Program, Chester, Va.
  • Jennefer Polak, CCO, Williamsburg, Va.
  • Alexander Pope III, CCO, Alexander S. Pope Funeral Home, Forestville, Md.
  • Denice Portillo, CCO, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
  • William Powell, CCO, Arlington Chemicals, Hyattsville, Md.
  • Phillip Powell, CCO, Arlington Chemicals, Hyattsville, Md.
  • Douglas Pratt, CCO, American Crematory Repair, Farmington, Mo.
  • William Pumphrey, CCO, Robert A. Pumphrey Funeral Home Inc., Bethesda, Md.
  • Kevin Putman, CCO, Lee Funeral Home Inc., Clinton, Md.
  • Charles Rahm, CCO, Arrington Funeral Directors, Jackson, Tenn.
  • Donald Rakoskie, CCO, George P. Kalas Funeral Home, Edgewater, Md.
  • Randall Ramsey, CCO, Adams Family Funeral Home PA, Cumberland, Md.
  • Barbara Rausch, CCO, Rausch Funeral Home PA, Port Republic, Md.
  • Angelette Rawls-Bannister, CCO, Robert A. Pumphrey Funeral Home Inc., Bethesda, Md.
  • Arthur Reid Jr., CCO, Reid’s New Golden Gate Funeral Home, Milwaukee, Wis.
  • Robert Reiff, CCO, Reiff Funeral Home & Crematory, Independence, Iowa
  • Lance Renberg, CCO, Hoff Funeral Home, Winona, Minn.
  • Jeremy Richards, CCO, Anna, Ohio
  • David Roberts, CCO, Hackman Family Funeral Homes (Hackman Chapel), Sturgis, Mich.
  • Lindsey Roberts-Gasche, CCO, Denbow-Primm-Kemery Funeral Home, Ashland, Ohio
  • Randy Robinson, CCO, Countryside Funeral Home, Fredonia, Kan.
  • Michael Rorrer, CCO, McCoy Funeral Home Inc., Blacksburg, Va.
  • Justin Russ, CCO, Andrews Funeral Home, Gloucester, Va.
  • Todd Sabata, CCO, John A. Gentleman Mortuaries, Omaha, NE
  • Larry Sadler, CCO, The Burbage Funeral Home, Berlin, Md.
  • Kurt Sammons, CCO, Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • David Santi, CCO, Jacobs Funeral Home, Iron Mountain, Mich.
  • Eric Scerbo, CCO, Robert A. Pumphrey Funeral Home Inc., Bethesda, Md.
  • Thomas Schepp II, CCO, Eaton-Tubbs Fayetteville Chapel of Schepp Family Funeral Homes, Fayetteville, N.Y.
  • Thomas Schepp, CCO, Eaton-Tubbs Fayetteville Chapel of Schepp Family Funeral Homes, Fayetteville, N.Y.
  • Erich Schepp, CCO, R.H. Schepp & Son Minoa Chapel of Schepp Family Funeral Homes, Minoa, N.Y.
  • Noah Schlabach, CCO, Schlabach Funeral Home, Shreve, Ohio
  • Michell Schindeler, CCO, Dayton, Ohio
  • Blake Schluterman, CCO, Roller Funeral Homes, Paris, Ark.
  • Timothy Schramm, CFSP, CCO, Howe-Peterson Inc., Dearborn, Mich.
  • Andria Schrock, CCO, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Daric Schroen, CCO, Holloway Funeral Home PA, Salisbury, Md.
  • Carroll Seeds, CCO, Cremation Society of Virginia, Richmond, Va.
  • Michael Sexton, CPC, CCO, Rebold-Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Frank Shealy, CCO, Shives Funeral Home, Columbia, S.C.
  • Denise Shumate, CCO, Shumate Funeral Home, Middlesboro, Ky.
  • Daniel Simons, CCO, Hubbard Funeral Home Inc., Baltimore, Md.
  • Allison Slipsky, CCO, Dublin, Ohio
  • Venus Smith, CFSP, CCO, Smith & Gaston Funeral Services, Birmingham, Ala.
  • Tommie Smith, CCO, Radney’s Funeral Home Inc., Alexander City, Ala.
  • Philip Smith, CCO, Roller-Citizens Funeral Home, West Memphis, Ark.
  • Stephen Smolik, CCO, Greenlawn Funeral Home, Springfield, Mo.
  • Rick Snyder, CCO, Stauffer Funeral Home, Frederick, Md.
  • Gideon Snyder, CCO, Snyder Funeral Homes Inc., Mansfield, Ohio
  • David Speaks, CCO, Speaks Family Legacy Chapels Inc., Independence, Mo.
  • Jim Spicer, CCO, Minnich Funeral Home, Hagerstown, Md.
  • Mike Squires, CFSP, CCO, South Carolina Funeral Directors Association, Mount Pleasant, S.C.
  • George Stauffer II, CCO, Stauffer Funeral Home, Frederick, Md.
  • Mary Steele, CFSP, CPC, CCO, Arnett & Steele Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Pineville, Ky.
  • Jay Steele, CFSP, CCO, Arnett & Steele Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Pineville, Ky.
  • Todd Steiner, CCO, West Carrollton, Ohio
  • Robert Stephenson, CCO, Harley Funeral Home & Crematory, Greenwood, S.C.
  • James Stern, III, CCO, Doughty Funeral Home Inc., Exmore, Va.
  • Peter Stevens, CCO, Milwaukee Area Technical College (West Campus) Funeral Service Department, West Allis, Wis.
  • Tom Stickles, CCO, Baxter Memorial Gardens, Mountain Home, Ark.
  • J Arnold Strickland Jr., CCO, Joseph A. Strickland Funeral Home Inc., Hartwell, Ga.
  • Ryan Summers, CCO, Ironton, Ohio
  • Garvis Swafford, CCO, Langley Funeral Home, Camp Hill, Ala.
  • Magdalena Symonds, CCO, Southern Illinois University Mortuary Science & Funeral Service, Carbondale, Ill.
  • Keith Sypolt, CCO, Robert E. Evans Funeral Home, Bowie, Md.
  • Larry Taylor, CCO, Holloway Funeral Home PA, Salisbury, Md.
  • Harry Taylor, CCO, Adams Family Funeral Home PA, Cumberland, Md.
  • Glenn Taylor Jr., CCO, Glenn Funeral Home, Owensboro, Ky.
  • David Terrell, CCO, Rausch Funeral Home PA, Owings, Md.
  • Thomas Thacker, CCO, Crestlawn Memorial Park Cemetery         Conway, Ark.
  • Adam Thomas, CCO, Fairborn, Ohio
  • Maria Thomas, CCO, Altmeyer-Bucktrout Funeral Home, Williamsburg, Va.
  • Clif Thomas, CCO, Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Greenwood, S.C.
  • Lael Thompson, CCO, Northwest Funeral Chapel, Milwaukee, Wis.
  • Katherine Tiller, CCO, Eggers Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., Chesnee, S.C.
  • Lee Tooman, CCO, McComas Funeral Home PA, Abingdon. Md.
  • William Covell Torbert, CCO, Torbert Funeral Chapel, Dover, Del.
  • Kyle Trimble, CPC, CCO, Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home, Jefferson City, Mo.
  • Kent Trimble, CCO, Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home, Jefferson City, Mo.
  • Theodore Tucker, CCO, Sylvania, Ohio
  • Thomas Turnbull, CCO, Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Homes, Bryan, Ohio
  • Caleb Turnbull, CCO, Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, West Unity, Ohio
  • Kyle Van Horn, CCO, Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Bee Vang, CCO, Northwest Funeral Chapel, Milwaukee, Wis.
  • James Joseph Vaughn, CCO, Cahall Funeral Home, Ripley, Ohio
  • Charles Vaught, CCO, Cain Funeral Home, Florence, S.C.
  • Pamela Vevers, Huntt Funeral Home, Waldorf, Md.
  • John Vinnedge, CCO, Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Shirley Wagner, CCO, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Elizabeth Wallace, CCO, Mason, Ohio
  • William Wappner, CFSP, CCO, Wappner Funeral Directors, Mansfield, Ohio
  • Thomas Wappner, CCO, Wappner Funeral Directors, Ontario, Ohio
  • Angela Ward, CCO, Norwalk, Ohio
  • Al Ward, CCO, McComas Funeral Home PA, Abingdon, Md.
  • Mark West, CCO, Cullman Heritage Funeral Home, Cullman, Ala.
  • Candace White, CCO, Everly Funeral Home, Fairfax, Va.
  • Benjamin White, CCO, C.D. White & Son Funeral Home Inc., Columbus, Ohio
  • Beth Williams, CCO, Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Amy Willis, CPC, CCO, Radney’s Funeral Home Inc., Alexander City, Ala.
  • Cori Wilson, CCO, Goldfinch Funeral Service – Beach Chapel, Murrells Inlet, S.C.
  • Jerrold Wingfield, CCO, Joseph H. Brown Jr., Funeral Home PA, Baltimore, Md.
  • Brian Winslow, CCO, Ellenboro. N.C.
  • Neal Wong, CCO, Johnson Funeral Service, Bridgewater, Va.
  • Daniel Woodfin, CCO, Morrissett Funeral & Cremation Service, North Chesterfield, Va.
  • Mike Wooley, CCO, Crestlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Conway, Ark.
  • Gail Worsham, CCO, Woody Funeral Home Parham Chapel, Richmond, Va.

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