Williams Funeral Home & Crematory - About Us

Our professional staff have years of training and experience supporting families in their time of need. Through their sensitivity and creativity, they’re proud to guide you through the creation of services that reflect the individuality of your loved one’s life journey, and will assist you in taking your first steps toward healing and recovery.

Emory H. Samford

President & General Manager

Emory H . Samford has been a licensed funeral director since 1972 and serves as President and General Manager of Williams Funeral Home and Crematory. Emory is a graduate of the Brunswick Senior High School and the Gupton - Jones College of Funeral Service, Atlanta GA. He is licensed in the states of Virginia and North Carolina.

Emory is a US Army veteran and a member of many civic organizations, including the Lions Club and the American Legion. Mr. Samford is also a lifelong member of Bethel United Methodist Church.

Katharine H. Samford

Katharine is Emory Samford's daughter, and a graduate of Brunswick Senior High School in Lawrenceville, VA. Katharine also attended the Gupton - Jones College of Funeral Service, Atlanta GA. She has been a licensed funeral director since 2004 when she joined the firm.

Katharine is a member of the Bethel United Methodist Church and the Lawrenceville Rotary Club.