Ruth Ware, age 94, of Mineral Bluff, GA, passed away September 1, 2021, at her home. She was born September 1, 1927, in Mineral Bluff, GA. Ruth was a strong, Christian lady who loved God and his teaching and also loved gardening, growing veggies, and beautiful flowers. Ruth loved cooking for her family. Her children and grandchildren were her most precious joy. Ruth was one of twelve children born to Claude and Lou Arp Hawkins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Ware, parents Claude and Lou Hawkins, sons Jerry, Edward, and E.L. Ware, grandchildren, Tammy Arp, Sandy Frantz, and Christopher Cole.
Survivors include: daughter, Sue (Lonnie) Cole, son, Jimmy Ware, grandchildren, Tony (Jane) Ware, Russell (Amanda) Ware, Stacy Cole, Shaun Cole, Jessica (Nick) Passoro, Nathaniel (Brittany) Ware, Julia (Bob) Ballinger, brother, Lee Hawkins, sister, Alice Champion, 15 great-grandchildren, and 3 great great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the Henry-Cochran Funeral Home of Blue Ridge, Sunday, September 5, 2021, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm.
Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday, September 5, 2021, at 3:00 pm at the Henry-Cochran Funeral Home, with Minister Paul Ray Morgan officiating. Music will be provided by Paul and Linda Morgan, Linda Ware, Ivy Bice, and Dianna. Interment will follow in New Liberty Church Cemetery in Mineral Bluff, GA.
The following have been asked to serve as pallbearers: Russell Ware, Stacy Cole, Shaun Cole, Travis Arp, Scott Rogers, and Charlie Helton. Honorary pallbearers: Hunter Barnes, Anthony Krupinski, Jeff McCay, Ronnie Ware, Ethridge Ware, Leroy, Bob, Ben, Jerry, James, and Raymond Hawkins, Jeff and Eddie Helton, and Steve Myres.
Arrangements entrusted to the Henry-Cochran Funeral Home of Blue Ridge, GA. You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.