Retired 15th JDC Judge George Bradford “Bumpy” Ware Sr., 81, died Sunday, June 10, 2012. After admission to the bar in 1965, Judge Ware practiced law in Rayne where he was city prosecutor for 11 years. In 1976 he took his first oath of office as judge for Division A, 15th JDC, serving there until his retirement in 1996. Judge Ware served in Korea during that conflict as a sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. Following his honorable discharge in 1954, he graduated from SLI (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette) and earned his JD degree from LSU Law School. He was a member of a number of professional and civic organizations including the Executive Committee of the Louisiana District Judges Association, for whom he also served as president; the Louisiana State and Acadia Parish Bar Associations; the American Judicature Society and in retirement was a member of the Louisiana Retired Judges Association.