The compassionate people who make up the worldwide network of Selected Independent Funeral Homes know that each funeral service is as unique as the person or family planning it. Our funeral professionals can accommodate your needs with skill and flexibility, create unique and meaningful ways to help you honor the life of your loved one, and help you through one of life's most challenging times with dignity and respect.
Founded in 1917 as National Selected Morticians, Selected Independent Funeral Homes is a worldwide professional association of independent, locally owned funeral homes who share a common interest in continuous growth and improvement to best serve families and individuals in their times of need. All Selected members have been hand-selected for membership and have agreed to uphold the professional and ethical standards of our Code of Good Practice.
The members of Selected are here to help you before, during and after your time of need. They know that each funeral service is as unique as the person or family planning it. Our funeral professionals can accommodate your needs with skill and flexibility, create unique and meaningful ways to help you honor the life of your loved one, and help you through one of life's most challenging times with dignity and respect.
The International Order of the Golden Rule (OGR) is a not-for-profit membership organization of independent, family-owned funeral homes located throughout North America and overseas. Founded in 1928, OGR's mission is to make independent funeral homes exceptional. We do this by building and supporting member interaction, information exchange and professional business development through a wide range of programs, services and resources. Our Standards of Ethical Conduct guide our members' business practices and philosophy, allowing them to provide unsurpassed care to families "by the Golden Rule."
The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), with more than 13,500 members, has served top licensed funeral directors for more than 120 years. The NFDA acts as a national voice for the profession while also being dedicated to serving the public. NFDA members include licensed funeral directors, embalmers, mortuary science students, and retired funeral service professionals. NFDA members stand for credibility, ethics, excellence and trust. The organization's mission statement emphasizes providing advocacy, education, information, products, programs and services to help members enhance the quality of service they provide to families.
The Louisiana Funeral Directors Association (LFDA) provides the standards, ethics, protection and regulation of funeral service in Louisiana through the education of Funeral Directors, Consumers and various branches of Government by creating an environment for discussion, fraternalism, professional mutual improvements and social interaction.