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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

CREMATION ARRANGER CERTIFICATION - Download FULL Brochure

Cremation Arranger training is NECESSARY for anyone who works with families to create meaningful tributes for their loved ones. Learn how to stress the value of services, offer attractive options to families, increase customer satisfaction and boost revenue This is the only training of its kind in the industry.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2016 - 8:30 A.M. TO 5:00 P.M.
Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service • 5141 Snapfinger Woods Dr. • Decatur, GA 30035
Sign-in/continental breakfast begins at 8:00 a.m.; lunch included
APPROVED FOR A MAX OF 7.5 CE CREDIT HOURS

This six-hour intensive training is designed to give you new tools to create better cremation arrangements. Learn the history of cremation, pertinent laws and regulations, how to identify your customer base, how demographics should impact your marketing and arrangement process, and how people’s perception of price affects their behavior. All of this information is presented with one singular focus—to help you create a better arrangement for each family you serve.

CREMATORY OPERATOR CERTIFICATION - Download FULL Brochure

Learn about the science, technical and legal aspects needed to run a crematory.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 2016 - 8:30 A.M. TO 5:00 P.M.
Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service • 5141 Snapfinger Woods Dr. • Decatur, GA 30035
Sign-in/continental breakfast begins at 8:00 a.m.; lunch included
APPROVED FOR A MAX OF 7.5 CE CREDIT HOURS

The ICCFA Crematory Operator Certification program is presented by ICCFA cremation advisors Principal, Lemasters Consulting, and ICCFA Cremation Counsel, Larry Stuart Jr., President, Crematory Manufacturing & Service.

OPEN HOUSE - August 27, 2016 - 10:00AM

Our college hosts special Open House events where our Admissions staff, Job Placement and Financial Aid advisors plus several instructors, some current students, and recent grads all gather to welcome you and tell you a bit about the college. Open House events are a wonderful opportunity to find out more about what our program has to offer. Come join us and take a campus tour and visit with our program faculty or students. Refreshments will be served.

You are welcome to stop by any time during an Open House event. Come alone or bring your parents and friends. All are welcome. It's a good way to see what Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service is all about.