----- • -----FORT SMITH - Dr. Prentiss E. Ware
, 88, of Fort Smith, Ark., passed away Sunday, April 18, 2004, in Fort Smith.He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church, having served as chairman of the administrative board and in many other areas.He was an oral surgeon and had practiced in Fort Smith 46 years prior to retirement in 1987. He was a member of the Fort Smith Dental Association, Arkansas Dental Association, American Dental Association, Southwest Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and other professional organizations. He had served as president of the Southwest Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and president of the University of Missouri School of Dentistry Alumni Association and was selected, "Alumnus of the Year" in 1981.He served five years on the Arkansas State Board of Dental Examiners. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European theatre and was awarded four combat service stars.He
was discharged from active duty in 1946 with the rank of major. He was a member of the noon Exchange Club, the Fort Smith Chamber of Commerce and the Men's Bible Study at First United Methodist Church.