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Max Alton Shaw

Max was born on November 17, 1936 to Garland Calvin Shaw and Veo Viola Smith Shaw in Burkeville, Texas.  He moved to Evans, LA with his family in 1952.  Max passed away on Friday, March 17th at the age of 80, at his home in Burr Ferry, LA surrounded by his wife and family.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman and was well-known for his farming of watermelons.  He worked for Asbestos Workers Local 112 for 40 years.  He loved his savior and witnessed the words of Jesus to everyone he could.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Donice Shaw of Burr Ferry; three daughters, Donna Shaw Gabriel & husband Mark of Winter Haven, FL, Debbie Lynn Shaw of Leesville, LA and Diana Shaw Connally & husband Kevin of Evans, LA; grandchildren, Jason Alton Riley & wife Jamie, Rebecca Riley Craft & husband Bradley, Ryan Evans Christman, Bethany Fox Theriot & husband Troy, Brittany Fox Gleason & husband Shane and Kirstin Nicole Connally; great-grandchildren, Logan Craft, Isabella Craft, Libby Craft, Macy Pago, Gracie Pago, Jacob Riley and James Riley; and a host of family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his first wife of 50 years Cornella Smith Shaw; sister, Willie Mae Brown and grandson, Brenden Norris Connally.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 19, 2017 from 2:00PM till …. at Oak Grove Congregational Methodist Church in Burr Ferry, LA.  Funeral services will be held Monday, March 20, 2017 at 11:00 AM also at Oak Grove Congregational Methodist Church.  Burial will follow at Smith Family Cemetery in Evans, LA. We would like to thank everyone for all their prayers and support.  He will truly be missed by all.

Max Alton Shaw
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