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About Us

    About M L Williams Funeral Directors

    M L Williams Funeral Directors was established in Ayr in February 1982 when Mr Michael Leslie Williams was made redundant from large department store Affleck’s of Ayr when it closed. Mike had worked as the in-house Funeral Director in Affleck’s for 11 years. Mike continues to work today as an ambassador and mentor and his care and assistance is invaluable.

    Our friendly team at M L Williams looks after the communities of Ayr, Prestwick, Mossblown, Annbank, Drongan, Mauchline, Auchinleck, Troon, Monkton, Dalrymple, Coylton, Hollybush, Denure, Doonfoot, Alloway, Maybole Minishant and New Cumnock.

    The team at our funeral home will provide advice at every stage of the funeral planning process, and will arrange an individual and unique funeral to help you celebrate the life of your loved one.

    Here at M L Williams Funeral Directors we also offer an affordable prepaid funeral plan, Choice, so that you can arrange and pay for a funeral in advance. This will protect your family from rising costs and remove uncertainty about your wishes.

    If you would like to talk to us about planning a funeral, or our Choice plan, please come and see us in any of our funeral homes, or if you’d rather we can arrange a home visit. We’re also available 24 hours a day on the phone so if you need anything please don’t hesitate to call your local funeral home.

    Meet the Team

    Fraser Mackay

    Operations Manager

    Fraser entered the funeral profession in 2004 and joined ML Williams in 2015 in order to help people through a trying time. In his spare time, he enjoys hill walking and quiz nights.

    Mark Duthie

    Funeral Director

    Mark has over 10 years of service with ML Williams. Prior to his role of Funeral Director, he was a Trade Counter Sales Manager – giving him vast experience of looking after customers. Being able to help the deceased on their final journey is important to Mark and he likes to help people at this sad and stressful time. In his spare time he plays the drums and enjoys going to soul weekends with his wife and spending time with his teenage son.

    Aileen Armitt

    Funeral Director

    Aileen joined ML Williams team in September 2019, but has been a part of Funeral Partners since 2011 in various roles.
    As a funeral director, Aileen’s aim is to help families through the difficult task of arranging a funeral and thereby ensuring they receive an
    Excellent service throughout the whole process.

    Leigh Crawley

    Administrator/Funeral Arranger

    Leigh joined the team in August 2018.
    She previously worked with vulnerable adults for 14 years.
    Leigh is a Mum of three young children who in her spare time enjoys family days out and making memories for her children.

    Lorraine Gordon


    Lorraine started working at ML Williams in March 2007 and strives to make a difficult time a little more manageable for grieving families.
    She is a mother of 3 and grandmother of 4.
    She enjoys spending quality time with her family as well as keeping fit by walking her dog.

    Archie Pagan

    Funeral Service Operative

    Archie joined ML Williams in April 2007 and enjoys helping people through one of the most difficult times in their lives.
    Treating people as he wishes to be treated himself is his motto.
    Archie is married and has one daughter and two grandsons.
    He enjoys bowling, both indoor and outdoor.

    Euan Leckie

    Funeral Service Operative

    Euan started working in the funeral industry in August 2014, joining the ML Williams team in July 2015, after 12 years in hospitality.
    He takes great pride in delivering an excellent service for people at a difficult time.
    He is a keen ice hockey fan, playing for a local team.
    He enjoys watching a wide range of sports and spending time with his children.

    David Hiddleston

    Funeral Service Operative

    David has been with ML Williams since January 2012.

    He is passionate about caring for families and their lost loved ones at difficult times.
    David takes great pride in his work which also includes looking after the company vehicles.
    In his spare time he enjoys spending weekends with his young daughter.


    Funeral Service Operative

    It has long been a dream for Morgan to be part of the funeral industry and that was realised for him when he joined ML Williams in
    June 2016.
    Morgan takes great pride in looking after families loved ones.
    In his spare time he likes to spend it with family and friends.

    Alan Hetherington

    Funeral Service Operative

    Alan joined the ML Williams team in April 2020 after retiring from Police Scotland having served for 30 years.
    He is a great believer in treating people the way he would expect to be treated, showing care and compassion.
    In his spare time he is a keen road cyclist.

    Our Values


    We take pride in everything we do. Our aim is that everyone who works for Funeral Partners shares our values.

    Helping People

    Our business exists to help the bereaved to make fitting arrangements for their loved one’s last journey and to provide lasting memories for family and friends.

    We do this with a positive, caring and understanding approach.

    Respect for everyone

    We value diversity and treat everyone with the same respect, courtesy and dignity.

    Professional Standards

    We are a professional organisation and we strive to achieve the highest possible standards in everything we do and to improve upon these standards continuously.

    Accept responsibility

    We accept responsibility for our actions both as a company and as individuals.


    We believe that we can only achieve our goals by working together in partnership with client families, suppliers and our employees.

    Our locations

    We're available 24 hours 365 days a year

    Call 01292 262 277 visit branch or arrange a home visit