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LOCAL BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL EARNS CERTIFICATION

            Hopewell, VA- The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) has awarded the nationally recognized Certified Preplanning Consultant (CPC) designation to Roger Elder, Jr. a funeral director of Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Hopewell, Virginia. The CPC certification program is considered the standard of excellence in funeral service for individuals who help families plan funerals in advance. In order to become a Certified Preplanning Consultant, candidates must meet specific program requirements and pass an examination based on a standards manual. CPCs must demonstrate their ongoing professional commitment by fulfilling specific requirements as they renew their certification every four years.

            Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory - Gould Chapel is a full service, locally owned funeral home that has been serving the historic city of Hopewell and surrounding counties for over 80 years. Committed to providing superior professional services at a fair price, the staff is passionate about serving families with the highest degree of compassion, professionalism and integrity.

            NFDA's Certified Preplanning Consultant program, established in 1997, recognizes qualified, knowledgeable individuals who are committed to provide ethical and caring advance planning services for all families. "Those who have earned the CPC designation have achieved a unique career distinction that is highly valued by families that want to plan meaningful funerals in advance," according to Colleen Murphy Klein, who manages the program.

            NFDA is the world's leading and largest funeral service association, serving 19,700 individual members who represent nearly 10,000 funeral homes in the United States and 39 countries around the world. NFDA is the trusted leader, beacon for ethics, and the strongest advocate for the profession. NFDA is the association of choice because it offers funeral professional comprehensive educational resources, tools to manage successful businesses, guidance to become pillars in their communities and the expertise to foster future generations of funeral professionals. NFDA is headquartered in Brookfield, Wis., and has an office in Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.nfda.org

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 Many of life's important events require some degree of planning and consideration: a wedding, children, retirement. These events usually impact not just the individual but his or her family members as well, and we find comfort in including those we love in major life decisions. End-of-life and funeral planning should be no different. You want to be sure that all of the details are taken care of, so that your family can take comfort in knowing that your wishes were expressed and realized.

We can help make planning for end-of-life and funeral services easy.

Download our Personal Pre-Planning Guide
Includes frequently asked questions and a worksheet to document your personal wishes. Viewing this document requires Adobe Reader. Download a free copy here.

Begin the Planning Process Online
Whether you are planning for yourself or a loved one, our staff will help you with all the details.

Or, you can certainly call us today to schedule a no-obligation consultation on how to ensure that your wishes are met.