License suspensions issued for funeral home and former director

In a release issued Thursday, August 26, the OBEFD voted to approve the recommendation and voted to suspend the funeral home license of Porter-Qualls, 823 S. Yellow Springs St., for a period of 30 days beginning September 3 and ending October 2.

The vote was taken at the OBEFD meeting held Monday, Aug. 16.

Woody A. Wilson, who served as funeral home manager and director at Porter-Qualls from July 2009 to January 2010, has had his embalmer and funeral director license suspended for a period of 45 days beginning September 3 and ending October 17.

Wilson was cited “specifically for failing to serve in a full-time capacity as funeral home manager and a funeral director master as required and attested to with signatures,” the release stated.

Both actions came from evidence presented to the board at a Dec. 22 board meeting showing Wilson allowed James E. Qualls, unlicensed staff member, to act as a funeral director without a license. It was determined Qualls performed duties including, but not limited to, arranging funeral services.

Both parties have 15 days to appeal the board’s rulings.

Contact this reporter at (937) 328-0371 or elroberts@coxohio.com.

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