William B. Horton, Jr.
President and General Manager, is a S.C. licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer and is a 1971 graduate of Kentucky School of Mortuary Science in Louisville, Kentucky. He has been with the funeral home since 1968, has served as President of the South Carolina Funeral Directors Association and currently is in his second term as a member of the South Carolina State Board of Funeral Service. Billy is married to Beth (Sires) and they have a daughter and son-in-law, Elissa and Tim Swicord, a son and daughter-in-law, “B” and Cheray Horton, and six grandchildren. Billy is a member of Kingstree United Methodist Church and enjoys playing golf in his spare time.
Beth Sires Horton
Administrative assistant, is currently taking classes to meet the requirements for a funeral directors license and hopes to accomplish that soon. Before working full time at the funeral home, she was employed for over 31 years at a trucking company and grain dealer where she was the office manager. Beth enjoys gardening, traveling and spending time with their six grandchildren. She is a member of Kingstree United Methodist Church.
William B. Horton, III
William B. Horton, III
A 1994 graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in Atlanta, Georgia is also a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer and is Assistant Manager of the Funeral Home. “B” also attended College of Charleston. He is married to Cheray (Thompson) and they have a daughter and two sons. Although “B” has practically grown up in the funeral home, he has been formally employed here since 1993. In his spare time “B” enjoys Clemson football, baseball and football at Williamsburg Academy and boating with his family.
From Left to Right: Samuel D. Clarkson, Jr., JoAnne B. Sires, H. K. Heins
Samuel D. Clarkson, Jr.
A native of Greeleyville, Sam is retired from the South Carolina Employment Securities Commission and has been an associate of Williamsburg Funeral Home since 2001. He lives in Greeleyville with his wife Crama. They have one daughter and son-in-law and two granddaughters. Sam is a member of Greeleyville United Methodist Church where he is Sunday School Superintendent, Lay Leader, and Church Historian. Sam is also a member of Inglesby Lodge # 267 AFM, where he is a Past Master and has been secretary since 1973. He also served as District Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of SC. In his spare time Sam enjoys traveling and spending time with his grandchildren.
JoAnne B. Sires
A native of Lane, SC, retired from her position as Purchasing Manager at Colonial Rubber Works in Kingstree and now assists part time with secretarial support for obituaries and serves as a family care receptionist. JoAnne was married to the late Marion Sires and has three daughters and sons-in-law, five grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. “Granny Jo”, as she is affectionately known by many, has published her own cookbook and spends many hours creating delicious meals for her family and friends. She is a also a volunteer for Tidelands Community Hospice, a commitment that she believes in whole heartedly. JoAnne is a member of Union Presbyterian Church, where she is active in the Leila Salters Circle.
H. K. Heins
A native of Greeleyville, lives in Kingstree and is retired as County Executive Director of the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service, now the Farm Services Agency, Kingstree office and has been an associate of Williamsburg Funeral Home since 2005. He was married to the late Mary Katherine Edwards and has two daughters and sons-in-law, three grandsons and three granddaughters. H.K. is a member of McDowell Presbyterian Church where he is Clerk of the Session. He is also a member of Inglesby Lodge #267 AFM. In his spare time H.K. enjoys visiting his children and especially his grandchildren, whom he loves to spoil.