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Anthony “Tony” Ware

February 17, 1946 - August 23, 2023

Anthony “Tony” Ware, 77 of Big Island went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, August 23, 2023.

He was born on February 17, 1946 in Lynchburg to the late Earl A. Ware Sr. and Christabell Routon Ware. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a brother, George T. Ware.

Tony was a lifelong resident of Big Island where he graduated from Big Island High School. He then went on to attend Ferrum College and East Tennessee State University. He returned home and served on the Bedford County Board of Supervisors for over 25 years. In his spare time he enjoyed, cooking, magic, and trips he would take with his family and friends with his most recent trip to Ireland with his family and close friends.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Betty M. Ware; his only daughter, Fleming Leigh Ware and her husband and loving son in law, Dan A. Cozzi; beloved dog, Dublin Hemmingway Ware; and sister in law, Janet C. Ware; dedicated family members, Michelle Cozzi and Craig Cozzi and a host of other friends and family.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 26, 2023 at Sedalia Baptist Church at 11:30 a.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lynchburg Humane Society or Sedalia Baptist Church.

Tharp Funeral Lynchburg is assisting the family.


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Betty, I am saddened hearing the news of Tony's death. I have such fond memories of him stirring Brunswick stew at the firehouse and making Miller Home girls happy at Christmas parties. He was such a giving and caring person. Sharing love and sympathy with you during your time of grief. Blessings, Sandra

Posted by Sandra Weigand on August 26, 2023

I’m so sorry to read about Tony’s passing. My dad Ed Ware was a cousin of his. I have fond memories of Tony at the Ware reunions as a little girl doing his magic! My condolences to you all.

Posted by Teresa Ware Tydlacka on August 25, 2023

Betty and Fleming, Sending lots of prayers and condolences on your loss. The memories of Tony are overflowing and are so sweet. Hoping for peace for you and family. Much love and sympathy to you.

Posted by Victoria Dawson on August 25, 2023

Dear Fleming and Dan, I am so sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. i know from Dianne that he was a loving and charming man and proud of you. You mother is blessed to have you. Carol

Posted by Carol Marshall on August 25, 2023

My deepest sympathy. Tony was just a wonderful great guy and always a pleasure to talk to. He will be missed

Posted by Elinore Kolodner on August 25, 2023

Sorry to hear about Tony praying for his family he was a good friend.

Posted by Carl Watkins on August 25, 2023


Posted by C.M. Davis on August 25, 2023

Betty I\'m so sorry to read about Tony's passing! You and Fleming will both be in my prayers! 🙏

Posted by Debbie Overstreet on August 25, 2023

Betty,So sorry to hear of Tony’s death. My sincere sympathy to you and Fleming. Thoughts and prayers for you.

Posted by Linda Snead Toms on August 24, 2023

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