Transcribed by Stephen Carroll Pearsall
Myra Rivenbark was the daughter of Richard Ray Rivenbark and Nora Brothers. I am compiling the genealogy of the John (Jacob) Wesley Brothers and Joseph (Jodie) Catherine Dupree. Nora Brothers, the mother of Myra Rivenbark, was their daughter. Myra Rivenbark was also married to a W. C. Nelms. Henry H. Shaw was Henry Hawthorne Shaw. Would like to hear from members of the family. — Stephen Pearsall
Myra R. Shaw, 86, died at John Randolph Medical Center, thursday, Jan. 27, 1994, after a period of declining health. She was the widow of Henry H. Shaw.
Born on Nov. 23, 1907, in Burgaw, N.C., she was the daughter of Richard R. and Nora Brothers Rivenbark and had been a resident of Hopewell most of her life.
She was a member of the Pentecoastal Holiness Church in Hopewell.
Shaw is survived by her daughter, Dorothy N. Peters, of North East, Md.; son and daughter-in-law, Walter L. and Billie A. Nelms; and son, Myron Joseph Shaw, of Hopewell; three grandsons, five granddaughters; 4 great grandsons and two great granddaughters.
The family will receive friends on Friday from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at Gould Funeral Home.
A service will be conducted on Saturday at 2 p.m., in the funeral chapel by the Rev. Willie S. Cromer Jr., pastor of the First Baptist Church.
Interment will follow in Appomattox Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hopewell Emergency Crew, P.O. Box 572, Hopewell, Va. 23860.