First Baptist Church, Huntsville, AL
Friday, February 12, 2016
Beulah Ware Music Education Scholarship Application
Application due June 1st of each year.
More About Beulah Ware:
Beulah Ware (1881 - 1977)
Our Longest Serving Member
Mrs. Beulah Neece Ware was born March 4, 1881 to Moses Bonner Neece and Willie Cornelia Miller Neece, active members of Huntsville First Baptist. Beulah’s early education through high school was in Huntsville. Her first piano lessons were under Miss Nanna Salter at the Female
College of Huntsville. After high school, she enrolled at Judson College where she studied piano under the renowned teacher composer Glenn Willard Gunn. She also studied organ.
Miss Beulah made a public profession of faith in 1896 and she was always active in church. Following graduation from college, she became the organist for First Baptist and served as organist for sixty years, a record. During part of that time she also directed the choir. In addition to her work at FBC, she shared her musical ability with the Temple B’nai Shalom and served as pianist for several civic clubs. On November 20, 1906, Miss Beulah married Frank Ware. There were no children. Mr. Ware died March 11, 1948. On "Beulah Ware Day" in 1961, Miss Beulah was made organist emeritus and the new Casavant organ for the Governors Drive location was named in her honor. In 1972 she was named Alumna of the Year by Judson College.
In 1973, the Huntsville Madison County Chamber of Commerce presented Mrs. Ware Huntsville’s “Distinguished Service Award." Miss Beulah died at the age of 96 on August 3l, 1977.
~ By Jo Pryor