Nettie Ware

PONTOTOC – Nettie Ware, 75, died Friday, May 31, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center after a lengthy illness. She was born Jan. 14, 1938, in Pontotoc to J.T. and Dovie Catherine Burrage.

She graduated from Houston High School and Draughon’s Business College. She was a faithful member of Harrisburg Baptist Church, where she taught the five-year-old Sunday school class for many years. She retired from Hancock’s Fabrics after 34 years of service. She enjoyed reading and flowers. She loved her family, especially her grandchildren.

Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. David Smith officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park. Lee Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Kathi Carter (George) of Tupelo and Liz Rayburn (Al) of Pontotoc; two sisters, Bettye Wright (Joe) of Murfreesboro, Tenn. and Cindy Cofield (Ken) of Tupelo; two grandchildren, Josh Rayburn (Mandi) and Hannah Rayburn; three great-grandchildren, Kaden Rayburn, Marlee Rayburn and Braxton Henson; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, T.K. Ware.

Pallbearers will be Joshua Rayburn, Michael Rogers, Judson Jernigan, Joseph Jernigan, John Ware and Benjamin Tucker.

Honorary pallbearers will be James Rogers, Richard Ware Jr., Timothy Tucker and Matthew Tucker.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the North Mississippi Medical Center In-Patient Hospice Program.

Visitation will be 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday.

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