Ferne Shaw

Ferne Shaw, 95, of Canton died at 12:50 p.m. May 4, 2013, at Graham Hospital.

She was born Sept. 3, 1917, in Summum, a daughter of Myrtis and Eleanor Sandlin Smith. She married Ralph B. Shaw on Jan. 30, 1937, in Havana. He preceded her in death on May 29, 1997.

She also was preceded in death by two brothers and seven sisters.

Surviving are one son, R. William (and Jan) Shaw of South Bend, Ind.; two daughters, Karen Sue (and Frank) Clarkson of Memphis, Tenn., and Cherl Ann (and Gerald) Armstrong of Wilmington; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Lewistown and a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Canton.

In her youth, she raised chickens and worked at the overall factory in Abingdon.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Henry-Lange Memorial Home in Lewistown with Brother Graham officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the memorial home. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Lewistown.

Memorials may be made to her family.

Condolences may be sent to www.henrylange.com.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 5/8/2013

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