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Ruth (Bates) Shaw

March 4, 1932 ~ March 2, 2019 (age 86)

Ruth Shaw, 86, of Cullman, was welcomed into heaven by her Lord and Savior, on March 2, 2019. She was born March 4, 1932, to Rufus and Mary Belle Johnson Bates.

Ruth was a member of Holly Pond 1st Baptist Church. She served as the secretary at the church for many years. Ruth loved to travel with her husband, Rayburn. They also enjoyed Alabama football and thoroughly enjoyed attending the games. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She will be missed by many.

Mrs. Shaw is preceded in death by her parents, Rufus and Mary Bates; husband, Rayburn Shaw; sons, Bruce Shaw, Teddy Shaw; and daughter, Diane Shaw.

Survivors include her sister, Nell Harbison; grandchildren, Bruce Shaw II, Michelle Boulahanis, Ray Echols, Bryan Echols; and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mrs. Shaw will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at Holly Pond 1st Baptist Church, Pastor Benjamin Smothers officiating. Burial will follow in Holly Pond Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family two hours prior to services, from 12 noon until services begin at 2 p.m.

Holly Pond Funeral Home is honored to serve the Shaw family.

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