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.
Welcome to the Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service (GJCFS) in Decatur, Georgia!
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.
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.
2015 ICCFA Cremation Arranger Certification
and the Crematory Operations Certification
ICCFA in partnership with Pierce Colleges
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 our three Pierce Colleges two certifications: ICCFA Cremation Arranger Certification and the Crematory Operations Certification.
This will be a two-day program and will be offered at our Pierce College campuses listed below. After completion of the two-day program, students will have earned the Cremation Arranger Certification and the Crematory Operator Certification. Read more...
April 22: Cremation Arranger Certification
April 23: ICCFA Crematory Operator Certification
Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service
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!