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 Mountain. She was a member of the Kings Mountain Hospital Auxiliary and was awarded Volunteer of the Year in 2011.
Stella's most prized possession was her family.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, James Buford Ware of Kings Mountain; son, Jim Ware and wife Debbie of Gastonia; daughter, Karen Ware Hayes and husband Gus of Kings Mountain; brother, Harold Davis of Perryville, Mo.; grandchildren, Loren Ware Radford and husband David of Gastonia, and Whitney Ware of Gastonia; two great-grandchildren, Stella Grace Radford and Annabelle Catherine Radford; special niece, Vicki Bolick Parnell and husband Sam of Kings Mtn; and several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, prior to the service in the sanctuary of the church.
Funeral Service: 3 p.m. Sunday at Oak Grove Baptist Church
Officiated By: The Rev. Ron Caulder and the Rev. Travis Northcutt
Burial: Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Kings Mountain
Funeral Home: Harris Funeral Home of Kings Mountain is serving the family
Memorials: May be made to the Kings Mountain Auxiliary "Angel Tree Fund" 706 W. King Street, Kings Mountain, N.C. 28086 or to Oak Grove Baptist Church "Bell Tower Fund" 1022 Oak Grove Road, Kings Mountain, N.C. 28086
A guest register is available at www.harrisfunerals.com
Published in Shelby Star on Nov. 17, 2012