James “Ronnie” Ware, 74, of Hamburg, died Sunday, June 2, 2019, in Monticello. Mr. Ware was a native and lifelong resident of Hamburg, a 1965 graduate of Hamburg High School and a veteran of the United States Army, having served during the Vietnam Era. Mr. Ware worked for the Georgia-Pacific Corporation for 42 years, before retiring in 2007. He loved watching his grandchildren play baseball and was a permanent fixture at every game. He was a member of the Harmony Baptist Church, an avid Razorback fan, and he also enjoyed going to Walmart to visit with his friends and to make new ones. Mr. Ware loved to hunt and fish, and enjoyed pulling his boat around southeast Arkansas, and would occasionally catch a “mess” of fish.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Brenda Stahley Ware in 2010; his parents, Clark & Mable Downey Ware; a sister, Janiece Ware; two brothers, Charlie Ware and Mac Ware.
He is survived by his children, Rhonda Ware Martin of Lake Village and Ralph Ware of Hamburg; two sisters, Glenda Ware Smith of Crossett and Diane Black and husband, Eddie, of Hamburg; three grandchildren, Whitney Jordan and husband, Rusty, Tana Mooney and husband, Kintus, and Chad Martin; a great-grandson, Brennon Brown; a special friend, Frances Lampkin of McGehee and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services are 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 5, 2019, in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Richard West officiating. Burial will be in the Crossroads Cemetery. Pallbearers are Mike Croswell, Timmy Streeter, Heath White, Greg Price, Donald Matthews, and Klent Wallace.
Visitation is 6-8 p.m., Tuesday at the funeral home.