Betty Ware Brown Moore

October 11, 1928November 15, 2012

Betty Ware Brown Moore, 84, died Thursday, November 15, in her home at Carlyle Place. Mrs. Moore was born in Macon, Georgia, on October 11, 1928 and was a graduate of Miller Senior High School and the University of Georgia. She began her teaching career in Thomaston, Georgia, at R.E. Lee Institute and retired in 1993.

Because of her great love of animals, she was a member of the Humane Society and spent many hours driving around Thomaston feeding homeless dogs. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Thomaston, where she was an active member of the Fellowship Sunday School Class.

Mrs. Moore was preceded in death by her parents, William Merrell Brown and Delores Reeves Brown, her husband Kenneth J. Moore, and her niece Betty-Ware Watson Wray.

She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Walter C. and Doe Brown Watson, her nieces and nephews, Millie Watson Jones, her husband, Stephen E. Jones, and Charles T. Wray, as well as her great nephews, Walter Charles Wray, Carter Lee Wray, and great nieces, Merritt Reeves Jones and Holland Louisa Jones.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday at Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street. Burial will be private for family only in Riverside Cemetery at a later date. Rev. John Horton will officiate. The family will greet friends beginning at 10AM Saturday before the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Central Georgia CARES, 520 Professional Drive, Suite 2, Macon 31201.

Visit to express tributes. Snow’s Memorial Chapel Funeral & Cremation Services, Cherry Street, has charge of arrangements.



  • Visitation Saturday, November 17, 2012
  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 17, 2012


  • Burial

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November 19, 2012

I am still hear broken over the death of my dearest college friend. Have enjoy reminisnicing about the many wonderful times we shared together trough out our entire life time. Would have loved to have been able to pay my last respects and still finding it hard to believe I was not there. We always had a pack that we would be there for each other as we thought most of our friends would be passed away. She always said " Jean you know you have longevity.

November 17, 2012

We are so sorry to hear about your sister. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this time.
With Love,
Alethea and Dennis Cook
Ann and M.L. Clark

Jodie Thrasher

November 17, 2012

Doe, I can see Charlotte welcoming her friend home. I know we will miss her for now.

June Crawford Spear

November 17, 2012

Hi Doe,
I do remember you talking about your "big"
sister, years ago when we were at Winship School. I know you have lots of memories that you will cherish forever.May God comfort you and your family during this time.
Hope to see you when I come to Ga. again.

November 16, 2012

We were at Miller High School together. She was a lovely person. My condolences. Madge Clifton DeMay, St. Simons Isl, Ga

Gay Gwinner

November 16, 2012

Betty Ware was a fun member of our Red Hat Group at Carlyle Place, "The Southern Belles." We have memories of good times together celebrating with lunches, teas and trips and dressed to the nines! All of us are sad to lose this special lady. We send her family sympathy and prayers.

Elizabeth Hinesley

November 16, 2012

So sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Shirley Mason

November 16, 2012

Perhaps the sweetest person I have ever known..My good friend for over 60 years,as has my precious Doe..How fortunate to have such special people in my life..
I will miss and love her all my days, and only wish i could have given her one last hug..
To Doe and all the family...You are in my heart and prayers and I love you..

Gloria Martin

November 16, 2012

Enjoyed her visits when she came to GSU to visit her niece, Betty-Ware Wray. It was always a delight to see Betty-Ware's family. They were very close and loved one another very much. They were always an example of what a loving family should be. I know Aunt will be missed and was truly loved by her sister, Doe and her niece's family, Betty-Ware Wray.

November 15, 2012

From Carole Sloan. Doe, the last time I was with Betty Ware, I came by her lovely retirement home, and she/I went to my 50th high school reunion. She invited me to spend some nights w/her, and I did. We toured Mercer Campus, then went by your house for cookies/tea. What a grand few days we had!!! We were sure to chat w/each other around Thanksgiving--I had made a note to call her this weekend. I was just in Thomaston, and Allen and I spent some time thinking about Betty Ware. She/Allen had fun planning projects for her home in Thomaston. She/Allen had a big project--he built a large doghouse, a local artist painted it-recycling for the humane society--I have a picture of the three of them by the dog house. She was my Home Ec. teacher, but I met Kenneth J. and Betty Ware when we had traveled to Texas to receive accreditation awards for schools. I had gotten my degree and was teaching in Tuscaloosa. Discovered that Kenneth J. had completed graduate work at The University of Alabama. Since my husband/I had gotten our graduate degrees at The University of Alabama, a common interest led to many happy times together. They came to see us in Tuscaloosa several times. My eyes are teary as I remember the times Betty Ware/I spent together. But how happy I am to have those memories. I shall miss our phone visits. Thinking of you and your family with warm thoughts. Carole