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Welcome to the Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service (GJCFS) in Decatur, Georgia!

About

Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service is a non-profit corporation offering post-high school education to men and women interested in funeral service as a career. While attending Gupton-Jones College, one may enjoy exciting Atlanta which offers a variety of recreational, artistic, and historic attractions! Of the recreational choices, one may visit Six Flags Over Georgia, with more than 200 acres of entertainment and just a few minutes from downtown Atlanta.

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Mission

Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service is a non-profit corporation offering post-high school education to men and women interested in funeral service as a career. The central purpose of the college is to give students a thorough acquaintance with those areas of knowledge essential to their specialization. The college is dedicated to the advancement of funeral service education and the funeral service profession.

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History

On June 8, 1920, the Gupton-Jones School of Embalming was founded by L. A. Gupton in Nashville, Tennessee, to teach the art and science of funeral directing and embalming. In the beginning, the school had two faculty members to teach the young men and women in the South the courses in mortuary science. Over these many years, the faculty and facilities increased. The old "castle style" home of the Gupton-Jones College on West End Avenue in Nashville was a landmark well known to many.

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Announcement

April 29th & 30th, 2014
ICCFA Cremation Arranger Certification
and the Crematory Operations Certification

In addition to standard courses required for licensure as a funeral director and embalmer, our funeral service degree is better preparing our students by providing our Junior and Seniors at Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service two certifications: Cremation Arranger Certification and the Crematory Operations Certification.

Students please be sure that you sign up today! This will be a two-day program and will be offered at our Decatur, Georgia Campus, Gupton-Jones College. After completion of the two-day program, students will have earned the Cremation Arranger Certification and the Crematory Operator Certification.  A resume workshop will also be offered to the students at Gupton-Jones College. Read more...

Pierce College Students of Gupton-Jones College, download your registration form here

Are you a student from another college and would like to attend?? Other Mortuary Science students may attend for only $150.00 for both certifications!!!

Gupton-Jones College is inviting Funeral Directors (13.5 CEU) and other mortuary college students to attend the ICCFA Training Sessions for the two certifications at Gupton-Jones College in Decatur, Georgia.  Register Online

April 29th & 30th, 2014, at Gupton-Jones College  Receive a total of 13.5 CEUs!  Continental breakfast and lunch is included. *** CLASS SIZE LIMITED • JUST 45 SEATS AVAILABLE *** Register to attend here." If you are a member of ICCFA or GA members –register and see the savings!

IN THE NEWS – PIERCE MORTUARY COLLEGES PARTNERSHIP WITH ICCFA

Through a new partnership, ICCFA will be the exclusive provider of external cremation education to the Pierce Mortuary Colleges at the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in Dallas, Texas; Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in Decatur, Georgia; and Mid-America College of Funeral Service in Jeffersonville, Indiana. All seniors will attend the two-day Cremation Arranger and Crematory Operator certification programs before graduating. The first of these Pierce Colleges programs will be offered in Jeffersonville, Indiana, February, 2014 at Mid-America College. All students from other colleges and Funeral Directors are welcome to attend!

ICCFA Certification Programs for Pierce Colleges

Dallas, TX: March 5th & 6th, 2014 - Dallas Institute of Funeral Service
Jeffersonville, IN: February 19th & 20th, 2014 – Mid-America College of Funeral Service
Dallas, TX: September 10th & 11th, 2014 - Dallas Institute of Funeral Service