William "Bill" Shaw

Monday, April 7, 2003

William "Bill" Shaw, 62, of Green Forest, died Saturday, March 29, 2003, at his home.

He was born Oct. 18, 1940, in Jersey County, Ill., son of Omer Esto and Vesta Viola (Hawkins) Shaw.

Mr. Shaw was a machinist. He was a veteran, having served his country with the U.S. Army, and he was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by his fianc/e, Carol Hansen of Green Forest; four daughters, April Shaw of Green Forest, Barbara Shubert and husband Garry of Commerce, Ga., Cathy Wheatley and husband Ricky of Osage, and Sherri Shaw and husband Darrin of Springdale; a son, Billy Shaw of Green Forest; grandchildren, Jeramy and Shaw and wife Brianna, William Chaney III, Emily Evans, Erika Evans, LaDonna Walker, Kenny Walker Jr., Shalyn Terrill, and one on the way, Fred; two brothers, Roscoe Shaw and wife Gloria of Tampa, Fla., and David Shaw and wife Mary of Brighton, Ill.; four sisters, Faye Allen and husband George of Cottage Hills, Ill., Loretta Price and husband David of Sorento, Ill., Phyllis Herrington of Sorento, and Helen Reese of Merkel, Texas; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and by four brothers, Omer, Floyd, Kenneth, and Elmer Dale Shaw.

Graveside funeral services were held on Wednesday, April 2, at the Zion Hill Cemetery near Green Forest, with the Rev. David Hanshaw officiating. Interment followed, under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service.

Memorial donations may be made to the memorial fund established at the First National Bank of Green Forest for his son, Billy Shaw.