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Deborah Sims Willingham

Deborah Sims Willingham, 68, peacefully passed away after a brief, but brave battle with pancreatic cancer.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Willingham Leon and Nancy Sims. She is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Thomas Willingham, having met at the candy counter at Rich’s Department store; daughter, Tina Lord (Jay) adored grandchildren, Jackson and Taylor; two sisters, Linda Dunlap and Lavonne Moore (Steve); two sisters in law, Janet Loden and Patricia George (Joe); and countless nephews, nieces and cousins.

Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, WEST, Watkinsville, GA is in charge of arrangements. See the complete obituary in the December 7, 2023 edition of The Oconee Enterprise or visit

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