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Obituary- James Shaw



James Claude Shaw, age 85, of Selma and a native of Giles County, Tenn., passed away June 27, 2010. He was a faithful member of Orville Baptist Church, the Masonic Lodge Fulton 98 and a longtime horseman and farrier. Shaw is preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Sallie Burns Shaw.

Shaw trained Reserve World Champion Pony Merry Little Lady, while employed by Ellis Farms in Orville, Ala. He trained for Ellis Farms for 10 years before moving to Selma and training for himself. He judged the Celebration in 1959, 1962 and 1968.  He retired from training in 1974 and performed farrier services until health issues prevented him from shoeing in the late 1980s. 

Shaw is survived by his sons, Buc Shaw (Gwen) and Bill Shaw; grandchildren, Kim Shaw and David Shaw; close personal friend Mrs. Emma Gene Walton; numerous nieces and nephews, Greg Dixon, Rod Dixon, Tommy Burns, Faye Hamlett, Martha Lovell, Randall Shaw, Barry Shaw, Susan Shaw and Jeff Shaw.

In lieu of flowers the family request that one makes a donation to the charity of their choice or to Orville Baptist Church.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at New Live Oak Cemetery. Rev. George K. Jones will be officiating and Lawrence Brown- Service Funeral Home will be directing. Visitation will be held Tuesday, June 29, 2010 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at Lawrence Brown- Service Funeral Home.

 

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