From the desk of Rob Kimes
Hello Members of the WVFDCOA, I hope this message finds you healthy and safe. These last few months have been challenging and I hope to bring everyone up to speed on information the Association must [...]
Brave Act SIGNED!
January 05, 2021For Immediate Release: January 5, 2021 Brookfield, Wis. – After years of support from funeral service, thousands of phone calls and emails from funeral directors, and hundreds of Congressional meetings during the National Funeral [...]
Arlington National Cemetery Update
Arlington National Cemetery announces a limited reopening to visitors on Wednesday, September 9 to allow gravesite visitations to our veterans and families laid to rest in these hallowed grounds. ANC will open to the public [...]
Stimulus Checks to the Deceased
The U.S. government has run into a number of glitches in sending stimulus payments to Americans intended to ease the financial pain from the coronavirus, including money going to the wrong bank accounts. The latest hiccup: [...]
2020 Convention Update
Due to the recent COVID-19 crisis, we have cancelled our 2020 convention. The 2021 convention will be held Stonewall Resort next June and will be an exhibit year. Look for more details to follow.
CDC Issues Postmortem Coronavirus Guidance
NFDA has just received a document from the CDC outlining guidance for handling individuals who have died or are suspected to have died from COVID-19 (coronavirus). While the guidance focuses on collecting specimens and conducting [...]
Robert C. Kimes, CFSP, CCO, is a fourth generation funeral director licensed in West Virginia and North Carolina. He has worked in funeral service for nearly thirty-five years including his families business, corporate funeral service, and has owned and operated his own funeral home. Rob is a United States Air Force Veteran with a Bachelor’s Degree from West Virginia University, and an Associates Degree from Mid-America College of Mortuary Science. Rob has been the Executive Director of the WV Funeral Directors and Crematory Operators Association since 2011.