|Birth: ||Mar. 5, 1918|
St. Clair County
|Death: ||Jun. 1, 2007|
Herston Leon Ware Sr., 89, died June 1, 2007, in Serenity Gate in Perry Hospital. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Christ's Sanctified Holy Church in Perry, Ga., with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Floyd Hagan and the Rev. Phillip Murphy will officiate. The family will meet friends from 7 until 8:45 p.m. today at Christ's Sanctified Holy Church in Perry, Ga.
Mr. Ware, husband of Juanita Rodgers Ware, was born in Odenville, Ala., March 5, 1918, to the late James Monroe Ware and the late Jimmy Shanks Ware of Birmingham, Ala. He was the husband of Juanita Ware for 68 years. He lived in Birmingham, Ala., for 23 years, in Norfolk for 26 years and in Charleston, S.C., for 26 years. He had resided for the past 14 years in Perry, Ga. and was in charge of beautification for Christ's Sanctified Holy Church Camp Ground.Mr. Ware's first job was as a mechanic with McWane Pipe Co. in Birmingham, Ala., for four years. Later, he was hired as a first- class machinist at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Norfolk from 1941 to 1946. He then worked for Colonial Chevrolet for 12 years in Norfolk as used car reconditioning manager and then promoted to new car salesman. He became a painting contractor in Norfolk and also Charleston, S.C., for 32 years. He was a faithful member of Christ's Sanctified Holy Church for 72 years, serving as Sunday school superintendent and Sunday school teacher, chairman of the CSHC Conference in Charleston, S.C., and as treasurer of the General Conference of CSHC. In earlier years, their church in Charleston made him and his wife co-chaplains. They had a passion for visiting the sick, bereaved and lonely.Survivors included his wife, Juanita Rodgers Ware of Perry, Ga.; one son, Herston Leon Ware Jr. (Joan) of Virginia Beach; one daughter, Emily Ware Martin (Curtis) of Mount Pleasant, S.C.; grandchildren, Robert Ware (Jose), David Ware (Susie), Jeffery Ware (Kathy), all of Virginia Beach, Cheryl Chandler Mahaffey (Mike) of Mount Pleasant and Marty Chandler (Darleen) of North Charleston, S.C.; and great-grandchildren, David Andrew Ware, Ryan Ware, Michael Ware, Collin Ware, Christian Ware, Emma Ware, Chandler Mahaffey, Trace Chandler, Joshua Ware, Matthew Ware and Tyler Ware. He is also survived by three sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law.
He was predeceased by a daughter, Rosalind Jeanette Ware.
James Monroe Ware (1881 - 1943)
Jimmie Shanks Ware (1885 - 1985)
Juanita Rodgers Ware (1920 - 2010)
Christ's Sanctified Holy Church Cemetery
Maintained by: anonymous
Originally Created by: Linda Davis
Record added: Feb 27, 2011
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