Mr. Richard Alton Ware, age 65, of Summerville, GA died Saturday, May 3, 2008 at Redmond Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Ware was born December 10, 1942 in Walker County, GA, the son of the late John Alton and Dorothy Little Ware. He was an active member of Perennial Springs Baptist Church for the past 30 years. He served as a deacon for 20 years and taught Sunday School for several years. He worked in Management at several carpet mills and was successful in starting a plant. He was preceded in death by his first wife to whom he was married for 41 years, Doris Booker Ware.

Mr. Ware is survived by his wife, Pat Elsberry Ware; son, Kevin L. Ware, Summerville, GA; daughters and son-in-law, Kristi D. and Roy Bennett, step-daughter, Cindy Allen, Summerville, GA; stepson and wife, Glen and Sherry Elsberry, Tuscaloosa, AL; brother and sister-in-law, Raymond and Pam Ware, Summerville, GA; grandchildren, Angel Meadows and John K. Ware; step grandchildren, Will Allen, Wes Allen, Mason Elsberry, and Jackson Elsberry, nephew and wife, Jason and Donna Ware, niece, Ashley Ware, great niece, Jaden Ware.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p. m. Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at Perennial Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Alton Stamey and Rev. Waydell Howell officiating. Burial will follow in Perennial Springs Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Wayne Hurley, Fuzz Anderson, Bobby Chisolm, Jim Tingle, Ladon Palmer, Terry Hurley, Greg Hurley, and Wesley Thomas. Honorary pallbearers will be all members of the Perennial Springs Baptist Church Adult Sunday School Class.

Mr. Ware will be in state at Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p. m. Tuesday, May 6, 2008. He will also lie in state at the church from 2:30 p. m. until the service hour on Wednesday.