Joyce Elizabeth Rutledge Ware Obituary, 2010

Joyce Ware Obituary
Mrs. Joyce Ware, age 88 of Jackson, passed from this life on Monday, September 27th, 2010 at her home.
Funeral services for Mrs Ware will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 30, 2010 at the George A. Smith and Sons North Chapel, with burial to follow in Highland Memorial Gardens.
She was born December 16, 1921 daughter of the late Marvin Rutledge and Alma Cox Rutledge of Brookhaven, MS. Mrs. Ware received her education in Mississippi, graduating from the school of Nursing in Natchez. She was Employed as an R.N. at Jackson Madison County General Hospital for 33 years, where she served as Head Nurse of the Recovery Room for most of that time. Mrs. Ware touched countless lives, during her service at the Hospital. She was an active member of 1st Baptist Church for 65 years.
She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Herschel L. Ware; four children, Herschel (Buddy) Ware, Jr. (Sylvia) of Franklin, TN, Michael Ware (Dianne) of Cordova, TN, Harold Ware (Denise) of Memphis, TN and Virginia(Ginger) Burks (T.J.) of Knoxville, TN; seven grandsons, Allen Ware of Blytheville, AR, Rusty Ware of Baton Rouge, LA, Brad Ware of Knoxville, TN, Matthew Ware of Memphis, TN, William Ware of Memphis, TN, Tommy Burks of Cabot, AR, Nathan Burks of Shalimar, FL; one granddaughter, Abbie Ware Williams of Memphis; three step-grandsons, Todd Brady of Paduka, KY, Trey Brady of Memphis, Bill Tubbs of Horn Lake; a step-granddaughter, Tonya Gapp of Pontotoc, MS; twenty-two great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends 10 – 11 a.m. on Thursday, September 30, 2010 at the North Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Jackson, TN or charity of your choice.
George A. Smith and Sons North Chapel, (731) 427-5555.
Source:  The Jackson Sun on Sept. 29, 2010

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