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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. 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.

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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.

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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.

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Selected Independent Job Fair

Date: July 14, 2017
Time: 10 am – 12:15 pm and 1:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Location: Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service

Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service is happy to partner with Selected Independent Funeral Homes to host a job fair. This job fair is designed to connect our students and alumni with member funeral homes. This event is open to all Selected Independent Funeral Homes. To register your funeral home, please contact Selected Independent Funeral Homes. If you are a graduate and would like to meet potential employers, just contact the school at 1-800-848-5352 or 770-593-2257 for further details. Please come in professional attire, bring copies of your resume and any professional documentation or certification, and make connections with some of the top funeral home firms in the country.

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 Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service named a Military Friendly College for 2017

“Better for Veterans” Organizations Identified Across the Country

PITTSBURGH (November 10, 2016)—Victory Media, originator of the family of Military Friendly® employment, entrepreneurship and education resources for veterans and their families, announced today its list of 2017 Military Friendly® Employers and 2017 Military Friendly® Schools. Significant technological investment into the evaluation process enhanced the breadth of data evaluated, resulting in 210 Military Friendly® Employers and 1,273 Military Friendly® Schools recognized for their support of the military community. For more than a decade, the Military Friendly® ratings have set the standard for companies and colleges that provide positive employment and education outcomes for veterans and their families.

To read the full press release, select here.

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OPEN HOUSE - August 26, 2017 - 10:00AM

Our college hosts special Open House events where our Admissions staff, Job Placement and Financial Aid advisors plus several instructors, some current students, and recent grads all gather to welcome you and tell you a bit about the college. Open House events are a wonderful opportunity to find out more about what our program has to offer. Come join us and take a campus tour and visit with our program faculty or students. Refreshments will be served.

You are welcome to stop by any time during an Open House event. Come alone or bring your parents and friends. All are welcome. It's a good way to see what Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service is all about.