Earline Ware

Funeral services for Earline Turner Ware will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30 at First Baptist Church in Newton, with the Rev. Nathan Stamper, her great nephew, officiating. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service. A graveside service will follow at Newton County Memorial Gardens presided by Bro. Brian Rushing.

Mrs. Ware, 89, of Newton, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 at her daughter, Barbara Ware Harley’s residence.

Earline was born in Conehatta on Jan. 24, 1928. She graduated from Union High School. She married Medric Ware on Oct. 2, 1948. She retired from La-Z-Boy and was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Newton.

She joins her husband, Medric; her son Jimmy; three sisters, Helen Richards, Lois Smith and Bobbie Matthews; and her parents, Lewis and Sarah Turner in Heaven.

She is survived by her loving daughter, Barbara Ware Harley and her son-in-law, Phil Harley, of Hattiesburg; her granddaughter, Jessica Everett Byrd and her husband, James Byrd, of Hattiesburg; and her grandson, J. Paul Everett of Meridian.

She leaves behind four great-grandchildren that were her pride and joy – Aubrey Claire Everett, 13, Aidan Brett Everett 9, Olive Grey Everett, 5 and Eliza James Byrd, 3.

Pallbearers were Alan Ware, J.B. Ware, Stuart Smith, Richard Stamper, Ben Harper and Ricky Wilkerson.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, The Boy Scouts of America, or St. Jude Children’s Hospital. All were close to Earline’s heart.

She was loved by many and will be missed immensely.