Tom Williford was born in Harnett county and raised in the Fuquay-Varina community. Tom’s mother and father, as well as his grandparents, were all from the area. At a young age, Tom was active in sports and social activities in the community, and soon married and moved to Raleigh. There he began a career in Sales, covering territories in North and South Carolina as well as a short time working in the Detroit area. When his mother became ill, Tom returned to the Fuquay area, and began a second career in Funeral Directing. After only a short time, he began to see that he held a unique position to help people in their time of need. He received his funeral directing license from Fayetteville Technical Community College and began serving his community during their time of need. Tom has worked for many of the funeral homes in the Raleigh area. What Tom learned by working for corporations was that the almighty dollar took precedence over caring for families. He vowed that he would either get out of the business or have the control that he needed to provide an ethical business for those in need. When Sugg Funeral Home became available in Fuquay-Varina, Tom saw a chance to provide the type of care that he felt was greatly important to the industry. Currently, Tom, along with his wife, Linda, aim to provide a distinguished and honored memorial for those who have passed, as well as counsel families in their time of need. Tom has served on the Board of Directors for four years on the Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce, one year as the Chair. He is also a Rotarian and served as President of the club for 2015-2016. Tom is also a Master Mason, having been raised at Vandora 745 Lodge.