Dorothy Irene Howard Ware Obituary, 2004

RINGGOLD – Dorothy Irene Howard Ware, 81, passed away Sunday, Dec. 26, 2004, at a local hospital.

A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area, she was a member of Mount Vernon Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Odell Ware; and parents, Ed and Rose Quinn Howard.

She is survived by two daughters and son-in-law, Jo Ware of Ringgold, and Linda and Gary Osborn of Chatsworth, Ga.; four sisters, Margaret Cooper of Ringgold, Georgia Mae Clark of Ringgold, Ethel Rule of Harrison and Martha Nell Boyer of Cleveland, Tenn.; four brothers, Buster Howard, John Howard, Roy Howard and Jim Howard, all of Ringgold; several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Vernon Cemetery with the Rev. Junior Bryson officiating.

The family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. today, all day Tuesday and 8 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Arrangements are by Wilson Funeral Home Wallis-Stewart Chapel Ringgold. 24-hour obituary line, 861-1060.

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Source:  Chattanooga Times Free Press (TN) – Monday, December 27, 2004

Wentzel Marcus Ware Obituary, 2006

WENTZEL MARCUS WARE, 74, of Memphis, died at 11 p.m., Friday, May 19, 2006, at St. Francis Hospital after an extended illness. A Korean War veteran with two Purple Heart awards, Ware devoted several years to caring for his wife Kathi, who died in 2003. Various out-of-town relatives remain. Mr. Ware was a strong member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 480 South Highland, where a memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. in the chapel on Tuesday, May 23. Interment will be in West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are encouraged for St. Luke’s United Methodist Church or for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Memphis Funeral Home Poplar Chapel, 901- 725-0100

Source:  Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN) – Monday, May 22, 2006  

Nona Aleen Ware Patton Obituary, 2007

Courtland – NONA ALEEN WARE PATTON, 83, retired salesperson, passed away February 14, 2007. Visitation was from 5-8 p.m., Thursday, February 15; and funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Friday, February 16 at Dickins Funeral Home Chapel. She was a member of First United Pentecostal Church of Batesville, MS. Mrs. Patton was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas E. Patton, her parents; grandsons, Larry Raye Patton and Travis Edwin Patton; and granddaughters, Jerri Lynn Tutor and Patricia Faye Patton. She is survived by three sons, Edwin Bonner of Water Valley, MS, Joe Patton of Collinsville, VA and Larry Patton of Courtland, MS; three daughters, Edwin Bonner of Pope, MS, Shirley Clark of Courtland, MS and Nona Weeks of Slaughter, LA; 20 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

Dickins Funeral Home


Source: Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN) — Friday, February 16, 2007  

Lowelia Agnes Ware Bowen Obituary, 2011

age 88, of Knoxville, went home to be with Jesus on February 12, 2011. She is preceded in death by her husband, Harold Bowden; son, Tim McMurray; brother, Bob Ware; sister, Betty McMurray. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Sonny McMurray of Claxton, Gene and Sandy McMurray of Knoxville, Bobby and Charlotte McMurray of Claxton; grandchildren, Regina and husband Zach, Holly, Timmy, Kimberly, Travis, Michael and wife Amanda, Matthew; great-grandchildren, Steven, Bailee, Breanna, Emma Grace and Riley Ann. Family will receive friends from 6-8 pm. Tuesday, February 15, 2011, at Woodhaven Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside service will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, February 16, 2011, at Lynnhurst Cemetery, Knoxville. To share your thoughts and memories, go to Woodhaven Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 160 Edgemoor Road, Claxton, is honored to server the Family of Mrs. Bowden.

Source:  Knoxville News Sentinel (TN) – Monday, February 14, 2011

Patricia Yolanda Ware Obituary, 2011

Patricia Yolanda Ware, 59, of Old Fort, died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, in a local hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents, Secundino and Bessie Bailey Silas. She was survived by two children: Regina Ware of Jefferson of Iowa, and Kayla Webb of Murfreesboro; two grandchildren; three sisters: Frances Carroll of Old Fort, Katherine Konperda of Chicago and Linda Harpool of Decatur, Ill.; brother, Jack Dale Marsh of Smyrna; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held in Roselawn, Ind. Ralph Buckner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Source:  Cleveland Daily Banner (TN) – Thursday, November 3, 2011  

Shawn Ware Obituary, 2013

born June 17, 1988, passed away suddenly on Sunday, September 8, 2013. He was a 2007 graduate of Central High School. Shawn is survived by his mother, Cathy Ferry Ware; uncles, Richard (Linda) Ferry, Edward (Deanna) Ferry, Jay Ferry and Garry Ferry; several cousins; special friends, Patrick McKee, Cody Avans and Stephanie Kimsey. Due to Shawn’s love of dogs, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Young-Williams Animal Center, 3201 Division Street, Knoxville, TN 37919. Interment services will be private. Family will receive friends 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Thursday, at Mynatt Funeral Home Fountain City Chapel.

Source:  Knoxville News Sentinel (TN) – Thursday, September 12, 2013  

Shonna Lynne Ware Obituary, 2014


Shonna Lynne Ware, 36, of Cleveland, TN, died on Friday, November 14, 2014.

She was born in Cleveland on June 19, 1978. Shonna was of the Christian faith and a member for Victory Faith Church. She loved camping and fishing, but most important to her was her family and spending time with them.

Shonna is preceded in death by her loving husband of four and half years, Kevin Ware in April of this year.

She is survived by her mother, Teresa Ellison; father, J.R. Ellison; one sister, Khristie Hilliard; four brothers, Mikel Ellison (Kristie), Jeremy Bishop, Travis Hannah and Stacy Hannah; nieces and nephews, Ashley Ellison, Destiny, Abigal & Mikel Jr. Ellison and Franklin Love; numerous other extended family members; and a host of special friends.

A celebration of her life is planned for Tuesday, November 18 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Companion Funeral Home located at 2419 Georgetown Road N W in Cleveland, TN with the Reverend Gary Farris officiating. Interment will follow in the Pine Hill Cemetery with Mikel Ellison, Jeremy Bishop, John Evans, Jerry Harrison Jr., Stacy Hannah and Danny Ramey serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends on Monday, November 17 from 6-8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel and also one hour prior to the service on Tuesday, November 18.

Companion Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

Source:  The, on-line

Genell Ware Obituary, 2014

Genell Ware, age 79, of Summertown, TN passed away Monday, December 29, 2014 at NHC Healthcare of Scott in Lawrenceburg, TN. She was a native of Ethridge, TN, homemaker, member of the Red Hat Society, and Ethridge Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William Robert and Rosa B. LeMay Luttrell; one son Kenneth Eugene Addington; two brothers, Hughie “Buster” Luttrell and Bobby Gene “Pete” Luttrell; and one sister, Ola E. “Missy” Workman.

She is survived by

Husband –
Ray Ware, Summertown, TN

One Son –
Delton “Tim” Addington (Lori), Elyria, OH

One Granddaughter –
Crystal Addington, Summertown, TN

Three Grandsons –
Cody Addington, Elyria, OH
Matthew Addington, Elyria, OH
Brett Addington, Elyria, OH

Two  Great-Granddaughters –
Kaylee Acevedo, Summertown, TN
Madalin Hardin, Summertown, TN

Arrangements are being handled by Neal Funeral Home, 231 N. Military Avenue, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at Neal Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at Neal Funeral Home at 3:00 PM Thursday, January 01, 2015, with David Stofel officiating. Interment will follow at Old Ethridge Cemetery in Ethridge, TN. Family suggests memorials be made to the Lawrence County Humane Society.

Source:, on-line

Karen Lee Ware Obituary, 2016

BLOUNTVILLE – Karen Lee Ware, 62, of Blountville, passed away Tuesday, October 25, 2016, at her home. There will be no formal funeral services held. Please visit to leave an on-line condolence for the family. Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport is serving the family of Karen Lee Ware.

Source:  Kingsport Times-News (TN) – Wednesday, October 26, 2016  

Sandra Ware Obituary, 1993

DYERSBURG – Sandra Ware, 38, died Tuesday at Methodist Hospital of Dyersburg. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at St. John No. 2 Baptist Church in Tiptonville with burial in Citizens Cemetery there. H. H. Hudson Funeral Home has charge. She was a member of International Gospel Temple in Dyersburg. Mrs. Ware leaves her mother, Lorene Fly of Dyersburg; and 10 sisters, Betty Sharp, Mable Jones, Patricia Strayhorn, Ella Cheers, JoVene Patten, Loretta K. Kenny, Vanessa D. Fly and Monette Wills, all of Dyersburg, Laura Simpson of El Paso and Lisa Taylor of Manheim, Germany.

Source:  Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN) — Friday, July 23, 1993