“Charley L Ware, son of Riley and Eliza E Ware, was born at Long Lane, in Dallas county, Missouri, May 13, 1870, and departed this life, after a long illness, at his home in Bolivar, MO., Monday, Feb. 13, 1950, at the age of 79 years and 9 months.
He moved from Dallas County to Polk County with his parents at the age of 17 years, where he spent the remainder of his life, except for seven years spent in Neosho, MO. He retired from his farm northwest of Bolivar last July, moving to the present home in Bolivar.
On Oct. 7, 1894, he was united in marriage to Sarah Annie Carter and to this union eleven children were born. One daughter, Lena, passed away in 1915 at the age of 12. He leaves to cherish his memory his aged widow, Annie; five sons, Hiram of Goleta, Calif.; Otis and Henry of the home, Archie of Atchison, Kan.; and Orie of Santa Barbara, Calif.; five daughters, Mrs. Ethel Allen, Mrs. Oma Hatchell, Mrs. Frances DaVoplt, and Mrs. Gladys Hancock., all of Bolivar, and Orpha Wigglesworth of Lindsay, Calif.; 22 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Henry Russell of Bolivar; three brothers, Artie of Neosho, MO.; Lee of Long Lane, MO.; and Elbert of Long Beach, Calif.; besides many other relatives and his wide circle of warm friends. He was a good father ad a faithful husband, and a loyal friend.
Early in life he professed a hope in Christ, and 50 years and 7 months ago, in September 1899, he was received into the fellowship of the Primitive Baptists at Harmony Church near Bolivar. In June, 1906, he was made clerk of that body, and though not serving continuously, he was in that capacity many years, even at the time of his death. He was ever generous and loyal to his church, to his brethren, and to his friends, and his staunchness and cheerfulness have endeared him not only to his local church but to South Missouri Baptists in general. Brother Charley will be sadly missed and mourned but long remembered by those with whom he has so long been associated, for such noble men are never forgotten. God give us grace to bow in submission to Thy Holy Will!
Funeral services were held at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 15, in the Barren Creek Church, with Elder Tom Scoggins officiating. Interment was in Barren Creek cemetery under the direction of Erwin & Blue of Bolivar.”
Larry Boyd Record added: Nov 27, 2009