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About Us

Established in 1990 with premises in Ilfracombe, Northam and Bideford, North Devon, A D Williams is your local Independent Family Funeral Directors, experienced professionals in every aspect of funeral planning.

As a core part of your community, we are dedicated to serve you at your time of need.

Whatever religion, belief or desire, trust in us to give your loved one the service they deserve.

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Our Yellow Butterfly

Our logo contains a yellow butterfly – beautifully drawn by local artist Emma Haines – which is at the centre of our ethos.

As a metaphor for the soul’s spiritual journey, butterflies teach us to enjoy the present moment and make the most of our time here on Earth. They also remind us that death is just another transformation—we will just spread our wings and fly in another dimension.

Celebrating the milestone of 30 years of servicing the community

We are lucky to have such a wonderful
team helping our company to grow.


Our valued customers speak for us

Just wanted to say thank you to Terri & Lynsey for their professionalism with the funeral of my mum. Nothing was too much for them and any requests were undertaken. I would especially like to thank Lynsey and her fellow undertakers for everything they did on the day of the funeral the service and dedication to my mum was faultless. Would highly recommend them.

We would like to thank everyone at AD Williams, but especially Lynsey, for all the help they gave us organising our recent funeral. A very professional and sympathetic service that we would recommend to anyone.

I honestly don’t know how I would have coped without the kindness, courtesy, professionalism and patience of the wonderful team at A.D Williams. Their tender understanding, their outstanding “above and beyond” service, and the support they have given has been astonishing, I have felt like another family have been comforting me, all the while assisting with every detail of our mum’s service, and all from the other side of the planet in Sydney, Australia. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to each and everyone of you for helping me on an extremely difficult journey.

I cannot thank you enough for the care, kindness, professionalism and thoughtfulness you showed at my father’s funeral. At a most difficult time for my family, you were amazing. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. A special thank you to Lynsey, Terri and Michael.

Thank you so very much for all of your very kind help, advice and assistance after my beloved Dad died. It has been an incredibly difficult time and your help has made it easier. Your professionalism and kindness has been apparent throughout.

Thank you for everything you did to ensure that my father’s funeral was as stress free as possible. We greatly appreciate all you did and the advice you gave.

Many thanks for your excellent care of Mum’s arrangements. We found you all to be considerate and straightforward; caring and practical. You did very well to accommodate our odd ways, and work with us on the challenges that appeared en route.

On behalf of my family I’d like to take this opportunity in thanking your impeccable service, care and attention in helping me arrange my brother’s funeral. You made it all seem so simple and stress free which we all need in our time of sorrow. I would recommend your service and care for anybody in the future.

I have had the pleasure of dealing with the Williams Family firm for some years. Their service is second to none. Dedicated, professional and compassionate – I would recommend them wholeheartedly.

We would like to thank you for the sensitive and comforting care you gave in organising our Mum’s funeral. You were recommended to us and we would do the same. Such a personal service at a very difficult time.

Thank you for taking care of Dad, and previously Mum as well. You have made these final partings so much easier with your kind and loving approach to all aspects of what is an emotional minefield.

Thank you so much for all you did for us, you are very special people.

Thank you so much for your help and advice, for your sympathy and comfort. Thank you for helping to give our loving Husband and Father the final send-off he deserved. Although poignant and sad, the day was, in a way, a happy day – full of lovely memories and many happy times.

Thank you for your kindness and understanding over the last few weeks. The arrangements and service were as perfect as they could be and your advice and guidance in this were invaluable.

Funeral Prepayment Plans

A Funeral Plan doesn’t have to be elaborate or expensive – we can help you decide what best suits you, and offer various payment options.

Here To Guide You Through

You can contact us 24 hours, 7 days a week on 01271 866332 (Ilfracombe), 01237 472108 (Northam) or 01237 472440 (Bideford).

Alternatively for general enquiries, simply fill in and submit the form and we’ll get straight back to you during office hours.

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