“Elvester Ware, 95,of Texarkana, Texas, died Monday, October 10,2005, in a local hospital. Mrs. Ware was born March 3,1910, in Columbus, Ark. She was a member of New Town Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Elige Ware of Texarkana; two sons, Luther Ware of Texarkana and James Ware of Dallas; eight daughters, Ruthie Campbell and Thelma Pulcini of Texarkana, Lucy Walker and Fannie Roberson of Los Angeles, Laura Wright of Santa Monica, Calif., Annie Richardson of Bakersfield, Calif., Frances Belhumeur of Albany, Ore., and Lillie Smith of Fort Worth, Texas; one brother, Robert Cheatham of Los Angeles; two sisters, Evata Beasley and Lettie Whitaker of Los Angeles; and 37 grandchildren. Closed casket services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at New Town Baptist Church with the Rev. Kenneth Keener officiating. Burial will be in Chapelwood Memorial Gardens, under direction of Haynes Mortuary. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. today at the funeral home.”
Source: Texarkana Daily Gazette, October 14,2005.
David Hastings Record added: Oct 16, 2005