Death came to Fulton W. Ware Sunday night about 9 o’clock at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Paris, where he had been taken Saturday morning for treatment, after suffering a heart attack at his home about 9:30 o’clock Friday night. He reached home about 7:30 p.m. from Dallas, where he had spent the week at his work, and two hours later the fatal stroke came to him.
Fulton Watt Ware was born in Honey Grove, the son of the late Capt. A. M. and Ann Ware. His birthdate was October 30, 1882, being 64 years of age. He was married to Miss Willie Reed of Bonham on October 4, 1904, and a son and daughter were born to the union. After his wife’s demise, several years later he married Miss Bess Cobb of this city.
Surviving are his wife; a son, F. D. Ware of Houston; a daughter, Mrs. Homer Bell of Vernon; a granddaughter, Sue Beth Ware, Houston; three sisters, Mrs. Henry Brenneman, Paris, Mrs. R. H. McCurdy, Hamlin, and Mrs. C. H. McCleary, Honey Grove.
Fulton Ware was a man who made friends and who loved his friends. He was one who liked to do for others, being ever ready to extend a courtesy. He had long been a member of the Episcopal church and was also a member of the Lions Club. For many years he was a buyer of cotton in Honey Grove. In 1940 he took work in Dallas as a government cotton classer.
Everyone called him “Fully” and it is “Fully” that is going to be missed by loved ones and a host of friends. The writer of these lines is sore at heart because of his sudden passing and we are certain that many others are affected in the same manner.
Last rites were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the McKenzie Methodist Church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Duke R. Barron, assisted by Rev. Jesse A. Iwig, Presbyterian pastor, and Rev. T. J. Watts, pastor of the Baptist church. The body was given burial at Oakwood Cemetery and the mound was covered with beautiful flowers, giving evidence of the esteem in which “Fully” was held.
Pallbearers were Oma Bagley, Tom Shope, Lee Hawley, R. M. McCleary, Foster Bomar and Roy Shelton.
Source: The Honey Grove Signal-Citizen, Friday, 24 Jan 1947