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Dora M. (Hillegass) Williams

December 31, 1938 ~ July 1, 2018 (age 79)

Dora M Williams 79, of Bedford, died Sunday, July 1, 2018 at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.  She was born on December 31, 1938 in Manns Choice, a daughter of the late Russell and Lucinda (Duncan) Hillegass.  On January 20, 1960 in Winchester, VA she married Thomas L. Williams who survives along with the following family: son Thomas W. Williams and wife Becky, of Manns Choice, daughter, Carol S. Smith and husband Dan, of Bedford; son Richard L. Williams, of Manns Choice, son Scott L. Williams and wife Karen, of Manns Choice, and daughter Theresa Dierling and husband Bill, of Bedford; 12 grandchildren: Jason, Aaron, Angel, Joshua, Kerry, TJ, Alex, Luke, Mike, Theresa, Daniel, and Bradley; 14 great-grandchildren: Rachel, Alison, Tommy, Brittany, Gunner, Tuck, Jack, Ben, Olivia, Gabe, Isabella, Kane, Elizabeth, Emma; one great-great-grandchildren: Aleigha; a sister, Shirley McIntyre, of Bedford; four brothers: William Hillegass, of Schellsburg, Carl Hillegass, of Bedford, Richard Berkebile, of Central City, and Galen McDaniel, of Fishertown; a special niece, Sally Beegle and husband Kevin; great-nieces: Camilla, Nicole, and Rose; and great-great-nephew, Kree.  She was preceded in death by a brother, Harry Hillegass, a sister, Viola Labuda, a grandson, Matthew, and a daughter-in-law, Jennifer Williams.

Dora enjoyed cooking, crafts, family gatherings, bluegrass music, and baking Christmas Cookies.  She was a loving mother, grandmother, and wife.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at 10:00 a.m., in the Chapel at the Timothy A. Berkebile Funeral Home, in Bedford, with Joyce Hillegass officiating.  Burial at Bedford County Memorial Park.  Friends will be received on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 from 5-8 p.m., at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers those wishing may make memorial contributions in Dora’s name to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.  Our online guestbook is available at

Donations may be made to:

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

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