DYERSBURG – Martin ‘Horseman’ Ware, 101, horse trainer, died Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church with burial in Monroe Citizens Community Organization Cemetery in Newbern. Cosmopolitan Funeral Services has charge. He leaves a daughter, Mary Helen Strayhorn of Dyersburg; a son, Martin Ware Jr. of Omaha, Neb.; a brother, Leamon Ware of Millington, 28 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
Source: Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN) – Sunday, April 27, 2003