Ann M. Ware
A memorial service honoring the memory of Ann M. Ware, 70, of Thomson, Ga, will be conducted on Saturday, March 12, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church in Thomson. Rev. David A. Lambert and Dr. Leonard L. Dupree will officiate.
Born in Washington, Ga., to the late Michael and Evelyn Hunt Mogish, Ann had lived in Binghamton, N.Y. as a child, but her home for the past 60 years was in Thomson. She and her husband were the owners of Michael’s Restaurant in Thomson from 1986 until its closing in 2011. A graduate of Thomson High School, she also attended Augusta College. She was employed by University Hospital in the late 1960’s, working in its administrative offices. During the early 1970’s, Ann taught in the middle school grades of the Lincoln County school system and also served as sponsor of the high school cheerleading team. Ann was a member of First Baptist Church since her baptism in 1956. She was a member of the Samaritans Sunday school class and actively involved with various ministries in the church throughout the years. A teacher in the FBC Cornerstone Preschool in 1979, Ann served as its director from 1980-1983. Her interest in the Thomson-McDuffie community was evident in her work as a member of the McDuffie County Board of Tourism. Ann was actively involved in the creation of the Blind Willie Blues Festival and also the organization of local activities during the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.
Survivors include her devoted husband of 49 years, Kelley Ware; a son, Jonathan Ware, Augusta, Ga; a daughter, Beth (Shannon) Carpenter, Alpharetta, Ga; granddaughters Camille, Charlotte, and Corrine Carpenter; her sister, Kathie Mogish, Thomson, Ga.; her sister-in-law Rebecca Ware (Michael) Tarver, Lincolnton, Ga; a niece and three nephews.
The family will receive friends in the First Baptist Church atrium at 10:00 a.m. on the day of the service. Memorial gifts may be made to the Go and Tell Mission Fund of First Baptist Church.
Source: Beggs Funeral Home, 799 Cobbham Rd., Thomson, GA, on-line