Debra Williams

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Debra Williams, 53, of Old Forge, died Friday afternoon at home following a courageous three-year battle with cancer. She and her loving husband, James Williams, celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary on Oct. 28.

Born in Pittston and raised in Avoca, daughter of Donald Collins of Laflin and the late Mary Murdoch Collins, she was a graduate of Pittston Area High School. Debra also received a degree in computer programming and was employed as the office manager at LKQ in Old Forge for nearly 15 years. She was a member of Evangelical Free Bible Church, Clarks Summit. A piano teacher for 17 years, she was also the organist for several area churches in the past.

A woman of very strong and solid Christian faith, she turned to God and her caring family to sustain her throughout her illness. Debra was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend. She simply adored her three beagles.

Also surviving are two daughters, Candace Lohrmann and husband, Buddy, of Avoca; and Amanda Williams, of Columbia, S.C.; a granddaughter, Macie Lohrmann; a brother, Donald Collins Jr. and wife, Karen, of Avoca; a sister, Linda Collins, of Avoca; and nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Evangelical Free Bible Church, 431 Carbondale Road, Clarks Summit, with services by Rev. Michael Measley, pastor. The family kindly requests everyone to proceed directly to the church. Interment will follow in Marcy Cemetery, Duryea.

Friends may call Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Victor M. Ferri Funeral Home, Robert J. Gillette, funeral director, 522 Fallon St., Old Forge. Memorial contributions may be directed to Evangelical Free Bible Church Youth Program, 431 Carbondale Road, Clarks Summit, PA 18411. To leave an online condolence for Debra's family, visit
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Published in Scranton Times on Aug. 3, 2014
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