George Alexander Ware

George Alexander Ware, 89, of Brandon, Mississippi, passed away Saturday at River Oaks Hospital in Flowood, Mississippi. He was born Thursday, June 5, 1930.

Visitation was held on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Magee.

Funeral services were held Thursday, August 29, 2019, at 1 p.m. at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Magee. Burial  followed at Sharon Presbyterian Cemetery. Bro Gene Amason and Joey Nelms officiated. Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Magee handled arrangements (601) 849-5031.

George was a proud and willing service member of the U.S. Navy through service during the Korean War, and a recipient of the Korean Medal of Good Conduct. He retired from AT&T after 33 years of service as both a switchman and lineman. He gave generously to many charities and churches throughout his life. George loved to travel and spend time with his family. He would often take his family on trips to Ouray, Colorado, his favorite place to visit. George shared his late wife’s passion for gardening, a passion he has passed to his great-grand-daughters. Though he had Parkinson’s, his spirit was unbreakable.

He was preceded in death by wife of 59 years, Cleda Ware; parents, Howard and Ora Runnels Ware; brother, Judean Ware; and sister, Jewel Amason.

Survivors include a daughter, Jan Batson and husband Calvin; grandchildren, Carmen Humphrey and husband Ron, Joey Nelms and wife Casey; great-grandchildren, Emmalyn Humphrey and Kaitlyn Humphrey.

Pallbearers were Calvin Batson, Joey Nelms, Ron Humphrey, David Ware, Mark Whittington, and Don Huang. Honorary pallbearer was Paul Ware.            

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