Ora Lavater Williams was born on 30 September 1914 to William Lavater Williams and Sarah Frances Caughron.
He was killed in action on 24 March 1945 in Germany. He is buried at Stafford Cemetery, Sevier County, Tennessee.

The Knoxville Journal, October 31, 1948
Sgt. Ora Lavater Williams, 30, of Route 3, Sevierville, was killed in action in Germany, March 24, 1945. He was in Co. L, 11th Infantry, Fifth Division. He entered service Oct. 17, 1941, and entered combat July 10, 1944. He was awarded the Bronze Star and other medals. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Williams; sister, Mrs. Hobert Lane; brothers, Charlie, Clarence, Paul and Avery Williams, all of Sevierville. His four brothers all were in service at the time of his death. Funeral at Bethel Baptist Church with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery.

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  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 30 September 1914
  • Date of death: 24 March 1945
  • County: Sevier
  • Hometown: Sevierville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 11th Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Bronze Star, Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Stafford Cemetery, Sevier County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XVII, Bottom Panel
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