Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for Gladys Garrett Ware

03/05/1937 - 01/27/2020

Gladys Garrett Ware, age 82 of Murphy passed away Monday, January 27, 2020.

Gladys was a lifelong resident of Cherokee County, NC and the daughter of Dave and Nellie Garrett. She enjoyed playing with her grandbabies, camping, fishing, and NASCAR races (Dale Jr. was her favorite).

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bill B. Ware; brother, David H. Garrett; and sisters, Christine Dockery, Edith Wilkerson, Icie Garrison and Dean Rogers.

Gladys is survived by her son, Eugene Ware; grandchildren, Christopher, Crystal and Chad Ware; and great-grandchildren, Jaidyn Palmer and Jesse Ware.

Funeral services will be held at 2 pm, Friday, January 31, 2020 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy. Pastor Harold Stiles and Rev. Tony Ware will officiate. Pallbearers will be Christopher Ware, Chad Ware, Harold Garrett, Ted Rankin, Brian Rodgers and Michael Morrow. Burial will be in Moss Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm, Thursday, January 30, 2020 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home in Murphy.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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