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Jatha Bolware (1946 - 2009)

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Jatha Bolware, 62, was born in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Aug. 8, 1946. God called him home Monday, March 23, 2009.

He attended Bay County schools, concluding his education at Rosenwald High School. He united and was baptized at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in 1952 at age six.

Preceding him in death was his father, Tommie Bolware; and two brothers, John Oliver Bolware and John Willie Bolware. Jatha Bolware leaves to cherish his beloved memory a loving and devoted mother, Willie Mae Bolware of Panama City, Fla.; four sisters, Gloria Beaman, Luteria Archambault, Chassie Vonceia Cordero and Mattie Bolware, all of Panama City, Fla.; five brothers, Jonathan (Fay) Bolware, Tomell Bolware, both of Detroit, Larado Elwood (Mary Ann) Bolware, Terry (Darlene) Bolware and Egene Bolware, all of Panama City, Fla.; five nieces, Rashan, Rejoice, Anamaria, Gloria and Sha; and seven nephews, Marcus, Tyrone, Harold, Jonathan, Demlo, Brian and Desmond. He also leaves to mourn and cherish his memory a host of cousins, friends and other relatives.

Home-going services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 28, 2009, at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Parnell Smith Sr., pastor. Interment will follow in Hillside Cemetery. Public visitation will begin at 1 p.m. today, March 27, 2009, at the Battle Memorial Funeral Home chapel. There will be a family hour from 6-7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. The body will lie in state one hour prior to funeral services at the church.

Battle Memorial Funeral Home
1123 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Panama City, Fla. 32401