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Francis "Bugs" M. Ware

Francis McNeill "Bugs" Ware, 81, resident of 308 Magazine St. passed away Saturday June 23, 2018 at his home.
Born in Abbeville, SC he was a son of the late Willie James Ware and Elizabeth McNeill Ware.
Bugs was a graduate of Abbeville High School class of 1955. He remained very close to his classmates as they had breakfast together every 3rdSaturday of the month. Bugs was a retired Supervisor with the Abbeville Milliken Plant with over 40 years of service. He had a very deep religious conviction as he was a member of Main St. United Methodist Church for over 70 years. Bugs was an avid sports fan and dearly loved watching and pulling for his beloved Clemson Tigers. He dearly loved spending time with his family and grandchildren. He will be truly missed by his loving family and his many friends.
The Ware family would like to extend a big THANK YOU to Abbeville Health Related Home Care, Self Regional Cancer Center and to Abbeville Family Medicine for the love and care their father received. Bugs' special friend Kyle Lortie did many hours of work around Bugs' home as a part of his Eagle Scout Badge project.
Survivors include: two daughters Marie South (Tom) of Abbeville, SC and Leighann Mattison (Brian) Of Belton, SC; a son Robert Ware (Lori) of Abbeville, SC; ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; special friend and his ex wife Joyce Ware; special friends Shelia Ware LaGreca, Lindsey Bowen, Drayton Findley, Lucy Bowen and the Brian and Sheri Foster family.
He was preceded in death by two brothers Bobby and Billy Ware.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday June 26, 2018 at 3:00 PM at Main St. United Methodist Church with Rev. Brian Arant and Dr. Wilma Reeves Phillips officiating. The burial will follow in Sharon United Methodist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Tuesday afternoon from 2:00 until 3:00 PM in the Greene Center at Main St. United Methodist Church.
Memorials in memory of "Bugs" may be made to Main St. United Methodist Church, Angel Tree Fund, P.O. Box 656 Abbeville, SC 29620.
Online condolences may be made to the Ware family by visiting www.chandlerjacksonfh.com
The Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the Ware family.


Main Street UMC Greene Center
300 North Main Street
Abbeville, SC  29620
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
2:00 until 3:00 PM


Main Street United Methodist Church
300 North Main Street
Abbeville, SC  29620
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
3:00 PM


Sharon United Methodist Cemetery
246 Sharon Church Rd.
Abbeville ,  SC  29620

Memorial Contributions

Main St. United Methodist Church, Angel Tree Fund
PO Box 656 N. Main St.
Abbeville, SC 29620

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My condolence on the passing of your loved one.May John 5:28,29 comfort the family during this time of grief.

S.A. Brown Jul 12 2018 12:00 AM

I'm very sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Ware and extend deep sympathy to the family.

Kim Hagen Jul 3 2018 12:00 AM

(second attempt with this site)So sorry about "Bugs". He was truly one of the nicest people I've known in Abbeville - just like his family, and I extend deepest sympathy.

Nell H. Clark Jun 29 2018 12:00 AM

What a wonderful turn out for Bug's funeral. What a fitting end to the service, playing "Tiger Rag" He loved his Clemson TigersI will miss our telephone calls dear friend.

Judy Frye Jun 28 2018 12:00 AM

To the entire Ware family: I'm so sorry for your loss. Bugs was a good and kind man and a wonderful neighbor to our mother for many years. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Julie Sayer Young Jun 27 2018 12:00 AM

My condolences to the family atb this very difficult time. May you find comfort in God's word the Bible at Revelation 21:3,4.

L Gray Jun 27 2018 12:00 AM

sorry for your loss. will miss seeing him out with his walker doing yard work. was always afraid he was going to fall, and trying to cut the ditch with the lawn mower and getting stuck. Had to get someone to get him out. He will always be missed by us !!!!!!! We know the lord has welcomed him home.

richard and ronnie mcginnis Jun 24 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry about "Bugs'. He was one of the nicest people I've known - just like his family. I extend deepest sympathy to all.

Nell H. Clark Jun 24 2018 12:00 AM

My heart and prayers to the Ware family!BUGS was a great friend!!

Johnny page Jun 24 2018 12:00 AM