Dr. Henry Melton Ware Obituary, 2008

Henry Melton Ware
Added by: Lisa

“Dr. H. Melton Ware, age 92, of Lakeland, Fla., died on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008, at Carpenters Home Estates in Lakeland. Dr. Ware was born June 20, 1915, in Georgia and grew up in Sanford, Fla. He was a graduate of the University of Florida and Candler School of Theology in Atlanta, Ga. During World War II, Dr. Ware served as a Chaplain in the Army Air Force in England. He was a minister for 41 years, serving as a District Superintendent, an associate and later as full director of the Conference Program Council. Dr. Ware also served as minister in several United Methodist Churches in Florida in Hastings, Boynton, Vero Beach, First Jacksonville, Trinity in Tallahassee and First Church in Coral Gables prior to his retirement in 1979, after serving at First Church in Winter Park, Fla. Dr. Ware is survived by his wife of 69 years, Adelaide Stevens Ware, of Lakeland and a native of Forrest City, and a niece, Edwene Stevens McCollum of Forrest City. Funeral services for Dr. Ware were held on Friday, Feb. 15, 2008, at Carpenters Home Chapel. A separate memorial service will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008, at First United Methodist Church in Lakeland at 3 p.m. under the direction of Heath Funeral Chapel in Lakeland, Fla. A graveside service for Dr. Ware will be held on Monday, Feb. 18, 2008, at 1:30 p.m. at Forrest Park Cemetery in Forrest City with Rev. Keith Goza officiating. The local service is under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home. The family requests that memorials be made to Florida United Methodist Children’s Home, P.O. Box 6299, Deltona, Fla., 32728-6299. Friends and family may sign the online guestbook at www.heathfuneralchapel.com”

Source:  Forrest City Times Herald, 2008-02-15


Paul V. Isbell  Record added: Feb 16, 2008

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