Mr. Charlie Frank Ware was born Dec. 31, 1914, to the late Mr. Cleveland Ware and Rosie Lee Ford. He was united in holy matrimony to Mrs. Beatrice Pecola Warren on Jan. 18, 1940. He confessed a hope in Christ at an early age at Long Branch Baptist Church, Durant. He was later a lifelong member and deacon of New Morning Star MB Church, Leland. Through the years, Mr. Ware worked as a farmer, carpenter, chauffeur, plumber and welder. Mr. Ware belonged to the Most Worshipful Hiram Grand Lodge, Williams Lodge No. 48 of the Ancient and Free Accepted Masons. He was preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice Pecola Ware; two sons, General McArthur Ware and Lemurl Ware; two brothers, Eugene Safford and J.B. Ware; and one sister, Ada Mae McClellan.
He leaves to cherish his memories: eight sons, Eugene Ware, Freddy Ware and Charles Ware, all of Leland, John Henry Ware of Greenville, Command Sgt. Maj. Earl Ware of San Antonio, Texas, Charlie E. Ware of Lexington, Stanley Coleman of Atlanta, Ga., and Otha Bass of Marion, Ind.; four daughters, Ann Ware Payne of St. Louis, Mo.; Inez Ware Brackett of Atlanta, Ga., Claudia Wright of Lexington and Eunice Mae Kirkwood of West; 52 grandchildren; a host of great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m., with a family hour from 5 to 6 p.m., at Redmon Funeral Home chapel, Greenville.
Pastor Simon Price will officiate.