James Howard Ware, age 85, passed away Tuesday, November 6, 2012. Jim was born on August 22, 1927 to Mable and Gay Ware in St. Louis. MO. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Joanne Ware. They were married for 54 years. Jim served in the Navy and was awarded a World War II Victory Medal. He graduated from Northwestern University. Mr. Ware was an advertising executive and worked for McCann Erickson and Coca Cola Bottling Company of New York. He is survived by his daughter, Susan and son-in-law, Ben Emdin in Grand Rapids, Michigan, four grandchildren, David Emdin, Sarah (Tom) Cannon, James (Sylvia) Emdin, Jae Emdin, and three great grandchildren, Benjamin, Peter and Will Cannon. A graveside memorial service will be held in December in Brevard, NC. Contributions may be made to St.Philip’s Episcopal Church, 317 East Main, Brevard, NC 28712.