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Curtis Ware

Mr. Curtis Ware, 90, of the Oak Grove Community, passed away on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at Mary Black Memorial Hospital in Spartanburg, SC.

Mr. Ware was born on December 13, 1923 in Cleveland County, NC a son of the late W. Hunter Ware and Ocie Bell Ware.  He was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church where he was a member of the Senior Men’s Sunday School Class and the Kings Mountain American Legion.  Mr. Ware served his country in the US Navy during WWII.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers Erskine and Houston Ware.

Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Novella Lovelace Ware of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Douglas and Pamela Ware and Timothy and Patricia Ware all of Kings Mountain; two daughters and sons-in-law, Janice and Bill Horn of Kings Mountain and Cathy and Donald Dover of Shelby; a brother Bill Ware of Kings Mountain.  Also surviving are numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Visitation will be on Saturday, February 1, 2014 from 12:45 to 1:45PM at Oak Grove Baptist Church.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 2:00PM at Oak Grove Baptist Church with the Revs. Ronell Owensby and Mike Ware officiating.

Burial will be in Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the Cherryville American Legion Post 100.

Memorials may be made to Oak Grove Baptist Church, c/o Bus Fund, 1022 Oak Grove Rd. Kings Mountain, NC 28086.

A guest register is available online at



Stamey-Cherryville Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Ware.


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