Cookeville resident and Warren County native Pauline Ware Provau, 86, was born June 5, 1929 and died Jan. 1 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center following a sudden illness.
Retired from Whirlpool in Orlando, Fla., a member of Lake Hill Baptist Church in Orlando and attended Double Springs Baptist Church in Cookeville, she was the daughter of the late Barton and Beatrice Greene Ware. She was married to first husband, James Neal and second husband, Woodrow Wilson Provau. In addition to her husbands and parents, she was preceded in death by son, Jimmie Wayne Neal; and stepdaughter, Jacque Provau.
She is survived by four children, Mark Neal and Donna Easton, both of Orlando, Fla., and Daryl Provau and David Provau, both of Cookeville; stepson, Danny Provau of Deltona, Fla.; stepdaughter, Peggy Bryant of Campbellsville, Ky.; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; two brothers, J.C. Ware and Billy Norrod, both of McMinnville; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, at High’s Chapel. Burial will follow at Faulkner’s Cemetery at Pike Hill. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of service Tuesday at High’s.