Former Memphis City Council member, Barbara Swearengen Ware, dies of COVID-19

Published: Sep. 30, 2021 at 6:27 AM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Former Memphis city council member Barbara Swearengen Ware has died. She was 82 years old.

Family of Swearengen Ware says she passed away Thursday morning due to COVID-19.

Swearengen Ware represented District 7 for 16 years.

She resigned from her position in 2011 after being accused of official misconduct. The charges were later dropped.

Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later time.

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