Pauline Gregory Ware Obituary, 2017

Pauline "Polly" Gregory Ware

Pauline “Polly” Gregory Ware, 94, of Athens, died on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, at Morning Pointe of Athens.

She was a lifelong resident of McMinn County and was a daughter of the late Luster and Ruby McPhail Gregory. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Sneed; her second husband, Charles Amos Ware; a son-in-law, Curt Mitchell; a granddaughter, Mia McKeehan; a sister, Eula Guy; and two brothers, W.L. “Winnie” and Raymond Gregory.

She was a longtime member of Tranquility United Methodist Church.

She is survived by a daughter, Dianne Mitchell of Athens; one granddaughter and her husband, Lia and Billy Bayes; four great-grandchildren, Maranda Fox McCroskey and her spouse, SPC Donte, Elijah Fox and his fianc©e, Hanna Scott, LCPL Dakota Powell and Lucas Bayes; and a sister-in-law, Virginia Gregory of Athens.

A funeral service will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 23, in the chapel of Smith Funeral & Cremation Services with Pastor Mark Littleton and Tim Gunnells officiating. The committal service will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at McMinn Memory Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Carey Hicks, Richard Newman, Elijah Fox, Lucas Bayes, Billy Bayes and Tony Carpenter.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 6 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials in honor of Polly be made to the Tranquility United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 780 County Road 220, Athens, TN 37303.

If you are unable to attend this service or visitation, sign the guest register at

Smith Funeral & Cremation Services of Athens is honored to serve the family of Pauline “Polly” Gregory Ware.


Source:  Daily Post-Athenian, The (Athens, TN) – Monday, October 23, 2017

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