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The Telegram
  • Doris I. Williams

  • Doris I. Williams, age 91, of Elizabethtown Road, Ilion, died on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare, New Hartford, with her family at her side.

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  • Doris I. Williams, age 91, of Elizabethtown Road, Ilion, died on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare, New Hartford, with her family at her side.
    She was born on Sept. 30, 1921, in Biloxi, Miss., the daughter of Ray and Bertha (Tibilier) Canaan. Doris was a graduate of Biloxi High School and received her bachelor of arts degree at South Eastern Bible College. On July 6, 1940, she was married to Fred A. Williams in Gulfport, Miss. He died several years ago. Mrs. Williams was a retired Assembly of God Minister. Throughout her lifetime, she assisted her husband, Rev. Fred Williams, in the Casa View Assembly of God Church, which they founded. Mrs. Williams was also a Children’s Evangelist and writer, and a current member of the National Education Association.
    Survivors include her two daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Michael Boyer, of Ilion, and Rhonda and John Bryant, of Worcester, Mass.; two grandsons, Michael, and Matthew Boyer and his wife, Brandi, of Utica; one granddaughter, Kimberly Bryant, of Worcester, Mass.; six great-grandchildren, Seth Boyer and Geno, Bella, Mia, Mya and Lena Dorsagno; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
    Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at the Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Rd., Ilion, with Pastor Bob Martin of the Carpenter Shop, West Winfield, officiating.
    Visitation will be held Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, from 1 to 2 p.m., prior to the funeral home service.
    Anyone wishing to share a memory of Doris, or add to her online memorial, may go to www.applegateandday.com on the Internet.
    In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to Life Outreach International, P.O. Box 982000, Ft. Worth, TX 76182-8000. Donation envelopes are available at the funeral home.
    The Williams family has entrusted all funeral and burial arrangements to funeral director Don Applegate.
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