Carrie Bell Shaw

Carrie Bell Shaw, 83, transitioned home peacefully Monday, July 26, 2021, at Columbus Hospice.

The daughter of Will Harper and Sarah Davis Harper Garner, Mrs. Shaw was born August 23, 1937, in Coal Valley, Alabama. She was a member of the Sixth Avenue Baptist Church, where she served with the Usher Ministry and the Kitchen Committee. She retired following 15 years with the state of Alabama as a clerk with the ABC Store and was also a permanent substitute teacher with Walker County Schools, serving at Jasper Middle School.

Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Henry Shaw; and 15 siblings. 

Survivors include her children, Pamela Shaw-Grant (Charles), Paula Shaw-Powell (Rev. Michael), Keith Shaw and Kelvin Shaw (Hersula); nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Sarah Hagler (Robert); and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

The Homegoing Celebration for Mrs. Shaw will be held Monday, August 2, 2021. Graveside services will be held at Ft. Mitchell National Cemetery at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Andriane Burgess officiating. The service will also be live-streamed. You can view it at

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