August 2019

Page A30 AUGUST 2019 FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY NEWS S ec t i on A 1-800-604-9576 Single Casket Flag Band $9 .95 5 pack casket flag bands $39 .95 Church Trucks $425 .00 1st locking position: 27 x 29 2nd locking position: 51 x 26 3rd locking position: 62.5 x 22.5 Folding size: 6.3 x 31.5 Load Bearing 1000 lbs 14 Grip handle design Smooth, non friction surface for easy transfer and handling Safer and more efficient Easy to stack and store due to it’s thin profile Also available in oversized Large castor church trucks $495 .00 1st locking position: 27 x 29 2nd locking position: 51 x 26 3rd locking position: 62.5 x 22.5 Folding Size: 6.3 x 31.5 Load Bearing 1000 lbs One person can manage Automatic loading Multiple height levels at both ends Wheel locks & durable tie straps One year warranty Oversized Stretcher $1495 .00 Locks when folded for storage and maneuverability Two handles for easy mobility and sanitation purposes Card holder for body identification tags Swivel wheels with foot locks Folding Dressing Table $895 .00 Slider Board $99 .00 FEATURED PRODUCTS FOR august 2019 3” HEARSE NAMEPLATES 1-8 spaces $80.50 per nameplate 9-13 spaces $92.50 per nameplate 14-15 spaces $109.00 per nameplate 16-18 spaces $119.00 per nameplate Many Letter Styles and Sizes Available DEDUCT $10.00 each for Satin Aluminum Finish News Association ContinueD ICCFA General Counsel Robert M. Fells Retires Robert M. “Bob” Fells Poul Lemasters STERLING,VA— With deep gratitude for his leadership and vision, the board and staff of the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association (IC- CFA) announce the retire- ment of General Counsel, Robert M. “Bob” Fells, Esq effective July 1, 2019. Fells’ retirement and the ap- pointment of Poul Lemas- ters, Esq. to general coun- sel was approved by the ICCFA incoming and out- going executive committees on April 3, during the asso- ciation’s 2019 Annual Con- vention and Exposition in Charlotte, NC. Fells has worked on be- half of the cemetery and funeral service profession on legal and legislative is- sues since 1975 and joined the ICCFA staff as gen- eral counsel in 1983, and in 2011 was named exec- utive director. As the as- sociation’s point person for government, media and public relations for more than 35 years, Fells made his accomplished ca- reer with ICCFA his life’s work. With a keen interest and understanding of the funeral profession, gov- ernment regulations and legislation, Fells was the association’s voice on Cap- itol Hill. He was a driving force behind the ICCFA Government and Legal Af- fairs Committee, wrote a “Washington Report” col- umn for ICCFA Magazine and was contributing edi- tor to ICCFA Wireless, a bi-weekly electronic news- letter that alerts members to legal, regulatory and in- dustry news affecting their businesses. In addition, Fells served as president and general counsel of the ICCFA Ser- vice Bureau, a for-profit subsidiary of the associa- tion which administered the Credit Exchange Plan and served as secretary of the ICCFA Educational Foundation, a tax-exempt charitable organization. Following his retirement, Fells has volunteered to continue serving as Foun- dation secretary. In 2011, Fells was inducted into the ICCFA Hall of Fame for his contributions to the cemetery, cremation and funeral service profession. Poul Lemasters, Esq., at- torney, funeral director and embalmer, has been affiliated with ICCFA since 2010. Lemasters uses his unique background in deathcare and law to pro- vide resources and counsel to other deathcare profes- sionals regarding daily op- erational conflicts, form and contract reviews, valu- ations, regulatory matters, and assistance in risk man- agement. Lemasters serves as cremation coordinator, trainer and advisor for IC- CFA’s cremation education program, special cremation legal counsel, co-chair of the Government and Legal Affairs Committee, writes a legal column for ICCFA Magazine and speaks at numerous ICCFA educa- tional conferences. “We cannot thank Bob enough for all his years of service dedicated to the ICCFA,” said ICCFA pres- ident Jay Dodds. “Beyond the work for our associa- tion, his contribution to the funeral and cemetery profession is immeasur- able and we truly thank him and wish him the best of luck. We are also excited for Poul to take the reins of our government and legis- lative work as well as the general counsel duties for the association.” Founded in 1887, the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association is the only in- ternational trade associa- tion representing all seg- ments of the cemetery, cremation, funeral and memorialization profes- sion. Its membership is composed of more than 9,100 rooftop locations and 20,000 profession- als in the cemetery, funer- al home and crematory industries, as well as sup- plier and related businesses worldwide. Send Us Your News! PO Box 5159, Youngstown, OH 44514 Fax 1-800-321-9040 Email FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY NEWS We welcome news of the industry! At t e n t i o n A ssociation O fficers :