Bertha Lou Ware Obituary, 2018

RINGGOLD — Bertha Lou “Granny” Ware, passed away Friday, Sept. 7, 2018.

She was born June 26

1927, to the late B.B. and Mattie Ware. She was a faithful member of the Apison Baptist Church where she sang in the choir and family quartet. She was a member of the L.L.L. Sunday school class.

She retired from Catoosa Board of Education after working as a substitute teacher for 31 years. She enjoyed working with students and loved each one. She was an avid flower and vegetable gardener. She worked as a seamstress for many years and also enjoyed working as a poll worker.

Bertha was preceded in death by her husband, David L. Ware; sister, Rebecca Cusumano; and brothers, B.B., J.C., and W.W. Ware.

She is survived by her daughters, Betty Lou and Sarah Jane Ware; several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Ringgold, Ga. Funeral services will be Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, at 2 p.m. with Dr. Leroy Spinks officiating. Interment will follow at Salem Baptist Church Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Wilson Funeral Home Wallis-Stewart Chapel Ringgold, Georgia. An online register book may be signed at

Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press (TN) – Monday, September 10, 2018

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