Originally created 12/30/00

Mr. Roger Shaw



SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Mr. Roger Shaw, former mayor, city councilman and city administrator, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2000, at Emanuel Medical Center. Mr. Shaw was 68.

The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Swainsboro First Baptist Church with Dr. Robert Blankenship and the Rev. H.G. Ridgdill officiating. Burial will be in Eastbrook Cemetery.

Mr. Shaw, a native of Emanuel County, graduated from Swainsboro High School. He was an Air Force veteran, during which he studied at Tokyo University. Mr. Shaw was a Swainsboro city councilman for six years, mayor for 11 years and county administrator for 14 years. He was a former member of Swainsboro Jaycees, where he was former president; First District Georgia Municipal Association, where he was former president and received the Motie Wiggins Award; and Central Savannah River Area Planning Development Commission, where he was a chairman and former president and a member of the Governor's Advisory Board, where he was a chairman and former president. He was former director of Emanuel County Chamber of Commerce, former director and trustee of Franklin Memorial Library; former Emanuel County Fair Association director; former State Agri-Fair Association state director; and former director of Emanuel County Training Center, Lexsy. He founded Swainsboro Dixie Youth Baseball, was named Outstanding Young Man of America and listed in 167 Outstanding Personalities in the South and Who's Who in Georgia Politics. He was a member of Central Savannah River Area Law Enforcement Academy Advisory Committee, where he was former chairman; Emanuel County Mayor and Municipal Association, where he was chairman; Community Development Block Grant Policy Committee; Emanuel County Board of Health; and Swainsboro First Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Norma Gross Shaw; and a daughter, Lori Shaw, Swainsboro.

Pallbearers will be Kendall Gross, Alan Gross, Mitch Proctor, Matt Proctor, Jerry Farmer and Jason Farmer.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of Swainsboro High School Class of 1950.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary.

The Augusta Chronicle Dec. 30, 2000