Harriet Luversia Ware, Obituary, 1999

Harriett Luversia Ware, 91, formerly of Lochgelly, died of 
natural causes Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1999.

Born Aug. 2, 1908, in New Haven, Miss., she was the daughter
of the late Estus Newsome and Sarah Williams Newsome.

Mrs. Ware was a homemaker and a member of Hillcrest Baptist
Church, Lochgelly, where she was a member of the choir and 
secretary.

She graduated from Dunbar High School in Bessemar, Ala., and 
attended 
Pinewood Vocational Education Center, Pinewood, Ala.

Mrs. Ware was a member of No. 2 District Baptist Music 
Organization, Woman's Missionary Baptist Church and Education 
Convention, was treasurer of the Membership Committee of
West Virginia State Quartet Convention, member of West
Virginia State Usher Federation, member of No. 2 District 
Chous and an officer and member of the Royal Trumpet Quartet.

She was a member of the Parent-Teachers Association (PTA).

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Marrietta Davis,
 in 1991.

Survivors include her husband of 71 years, Henry Hobart Ware;
three sons, Henry Ware Jr. and his wife, June, Jerome Ware 
and his wife, Regina, and Melvin Ware and his wife, Shirley, 
all of Cleveland; five daughters, Henrietta Champion and her
husband, Walter, of California, Juanita Crider and her husband, 
Louie, of Cleveland, Gwendolyn Pack and her husband, Henry, 
of Cleveland, Yvonne Harris and her husband, Clarence, of New 
York and Brenda Abrams and her husband, Arthur, of Cleveland; 
an adopted daughter, Sononi A. Robinson and her husband, Walter, 
of Columbus, Ohio; three nephews and five nieces, all of Chicago; 
48 grandchildren; 97 grealt-grandchildren; and 34 great-great-
grandchildren.

Services will be 1:30 p.m. Monday at No. 2 District Convention 
Center, Harlem Heights, with the Rev. David McDowell officiating. 
Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley.

Friends may call 1 p.m. until time of services Monday at 
the center.

Arrangements by Ritchie and Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Source:  Register Herald Obituaries for September 25, 1999

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