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Randall L. Earl Installed as President of the National Funeral Directors Association

For Immediate Release: October 31, 2011

Brookfield, Wis. – Randall "Randy" L. Earl, CFSP, of Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes of Decatur, Ill., was installed as president of the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) during its 2011 International Convention & Expo, which took place October 23-26 in Chicago, Ill.

Three individuals were elected by the NFDA House of Delegates and installed as association officers during the association's Convention: President-elect Robert "Bob" T. Rosson Jr., CFSP, CPC, of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford, Miss.; Treasurer Robert "Robby" L. Bates, CFSP, of Bates Family Funeral Home in De Kalb, Texas; and Secretary Robert "Rob" C. Moore IV, CFSP, of Moore's Home for Funerals in Wayne, N.J.

Additional members of the 2011-12 NFDA Executive Board installed during the association's Convention include: Immediate Past Patrick "Pat" E. Lynch of Lynch and Sons Funeral Directors in Clawson, Mich.; At-large Representative (2010-12) Bob Arrington of Arrington Funeral Directors in Jackson, Tenn.; At-large Representative (2011-12) Charles Childs Jr., CFSP, CPC, of A. A. Rayner & Sons in Chicago, Ill.; At-large Representative (2011-13) W. Ashley Cozine, CFSP, CPC, of Broadway Mortuary in Wichita, Kan.; and At-large Representative (2011-13) Patrick "Pat" Patton, CFSP, of Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services in Sauk Centre, Minn.

NFDA is the world's leading and largest funeral service association, serving 18,500 individual members who represent nearly 10,000 funeral homes in the United States and 43 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 professionals 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

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