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Oretha Vass Shawver - Obituary

1st Grade Teacher - Alderson Elementary School

Oretha Vass Shawver, 97, of Alderson, died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005, at The Brier Rehabilitation And Nursing Center, Ronceverte, following a short illness.

Born Dec. 2, 1907, at Lindside, she was the daughter of the late George and Mary Todd “Molly” Smith Vass. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Allen Shawver; a sister, Lucille Sutton; and a niece, Norma June Webb.

Mrs. Shawver was a retired school teacher, having taught school in Monroe and Greenbrier counties for 32 years. She attended Alderson Baptist Academy and Junior College and graduated from Concord College with a teaching certificate.

 Mrs. Shawver had been a member of Old Greenbrier Baptist Church, Alderson, for the past 76 years, having joined the church in 1929. She was a member of the Homemaker’s Sunday School Class and loved church and Sunday school. Mrs. Shawver was very active in social and civic organizations in the community of Alderson and will always be remembered for her generosity and kindness to others.

Survivors include a special great-niece, Mary Morris and her husband, Jeff, of White Sulphur Springs; great-great-nieces, Holly Morris of White Sulphur Springs and Tracy White and her husband, Tony, of Roanoke, Va.; a great-great-great-nephew, Logan Withrow of Roanoke; special friend, Patty Hill of Frankford; and several other nieces and nephews.

Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Old Greenbrier Baptist Church, Alderson, with the Rev. Mark Stauffer officiating. Burial will follow in Alderson Cemetery.

Friends may call noon to 2 p.m. Friday at the church.

Friends will serve as pallbearers.

Arrangements by Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson.

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