KINGS MOUNTAIN - Stella Davis Ware, dearly loved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother died peacefully on Nov. 15, 2012, surrounded by her devoted family at Cleveland Regional Medical Center, Shelby.
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She was preceded in death by her parents, Ben and Ollie Davis, her special mother Annie, brothers Roland and James Davis and her sister Helen Lyerly. She was a graduate of Gastonia High School in 1950, retired after 30 years of service from Kings Mountain District Schools as Food Service Director, and an active member of Oak Grove Baptist Church, Kings Mtn. She was a member of the Kings Mountain Hospital Auxillary and was awarded Volunteer of the Year in 2011.
Stella's most prized possession was her family.
Survivors include her husband of 62 years, James Buford Ware, Kings Mountain; son, Jim Ware and wife Debbie, Gastonia; daughter, Karen Ware Hayes, and husband Gus, Kings Mountain; brother, Harold Davis, Perryville, MO; grandchildren, Loren Ware Radford, and husband David, Gastonia, Whitney Ware, Gastonia; two great-grandchildren, Stella Grace Radford and An-nabelle Catherine Radford; special niece, Vicki Bolick Parnell and husband Sam, Kings Mountain; several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Sunday at Oak Grove Baptist Church with the Revs. Ron Caulder and Travis Northcutt of-ficiating.
Visitation will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday prior to the service in sanctuary of the church.
Interment will be at Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Kings Mountain.
Memorials may be made to Kings Mountain Auxillary "Angel Tree Fund" 706 W. King Street, Kings Mountain, NC or Oak Grove Baptist Church "Bell Tower Fund" 1022 Oak Grove Road, Kings Mountain, NC 28086.
A guest register is available at www.harrisfunerals.com.
Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain.
Published in Gaston Gazette on Nov. 17, 2012