Harriett Newsome Ware Obituary, 1999

Harriett Newsome Ware, who spent most of the 71 years she was married in a West Virginia community where her husband, Henry H., was a religious broadcaster, died Tuesday at Euclid Hospital. She was 91.

Mrs. Ware and her husband moved from Lochgelly, W.Va., to Euclid two years ago.

She was born in New Haven, Miss., and attended high school in Bessemer, Ala. She was also a student at Pineywood Vocational Education Center in Pineywood, Ala.

The Wares were married in 1928 and moved to West Virginia two years later.

Mrs. Ware was a talented alto gospel singer. She worked with her husband in the promotion of gospel concerts that brought nationally recognized talent to their community. She was also active in many religious organizations at Hillcrest Baptist Church there.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Ware is survived by daughters, Henrietta Champion of Atwater, Calif., Juanita Crider, Gwendolyn Pack and Brenda Abrams, all of Cleveland, and Yvonne Harris of Niagara Falls, N.Y.; sons, Henry H. Jr., Jerome and Melvin, all of Cleveland; 48 grandchildren; 97 great-grandchildren; and 34 great-great-grandchildren.

One daughter, Marrietta Davis, is deceased.

Mrs. Ware’s services will be at 11 a.m. tomorrow at First Missionary Baptist Church, 4312 Lee Rd., Cleveland.

Arrangements are being handled by the William A. Gaines Funeral Home of Cleveland.

Source:  Plain Dealer, The (Cleveland, OH) – Friday, September 24, 1999  

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