Ware, Bertha Lou "Granny" (Ringgold)

Monday, September 10, 2018
Bertha Lou “Granny” Ware, of Ringgold, passed away on Friday, September 7, 2018. She was born June 26, 1927, to the late B.B. and Mattie Ware. She was a faithful member of the Apison Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir and family quartet. She was a member of the L.L.L. Sunday School Class.

She retired from Catoosa Board of Education after working as a substitute teacher for 31 years. She enjoyed working with students and loved each one. She was an avid flower and vegetable gardener. She worked as a seamstress for many years and also enjoyed working as a poll worker.

Bertha was preceded in death by her husband, David L. Ware; sister, Rebecca Cusumano; and brothers, B.B., J.C., and W.W. Ware.

She is survived by her daughters, Betty Lou and Sarah Jane Ware; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, Sept. 9 from 3-8 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Ringgold. Funeral services will be held on Monday, Sept. 10 at 2 p.m., with Dr. Leroy Spinks officiating. Interment will follow at Salem Baptist Church Cemetery.


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