BURLINGTON - Mrs. Dolly Foster Shaw, 84, of 2709 Eldermont St., Burlington, died at her residence Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, at 11:22 p.m.
A native of Alamance County, she was the wife of the late William Franklin "Bill" Shaw and the daughter of Charles L. Foster and Mertie West Foster, both deceased. Dolly was a graduate of Elon College. She was a former teacher with the Alamance County School System and was instrumental in starting the Belles and Sons Program at Southern Alamance High School. Dolly was a member of Davis Street United Methodist Church, where she was former choir director and church organist. She was formerly the organist and choir director at Shiloh Presbyterian Church and Bethel United Methodist Church in Snow Camp.
Survivors include two daughters, Vickie Shaw Curl and husband Ray of Graham and Jodi Lee Shaw of the home; son, Jeff Shaw and wife Paula of Pfafftown; five grandchildren, Benjamin, Jason, Casey, Troy and Laura; eight great-grandchildren, Addison, Kiera, Meagan, Hayden, Will, Chance, Ryker and Payton; brother, Charles Foster and wife Jane of LaGrange, Ga.; and a sister-in-law, Jenny Quakenbush and husband Scott of Burlington.
A Celebration of Life will be conducted at Davis Street United Methodist Church on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013 at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Ellen McCubbin, Dr. Michael Hobbs and the Rev. Joseph Park. Burial will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at Davis Street United Methodist Church on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. At other times they will be at the residence.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Davis Street United Methodist Church, 606 East Davis St., Burlington, NC 27215; or, Bethel United Methodist Church, 6364 Snow Camp Road, Snow Camp, NC 27349; or, Operation Smile, 6435 Tidewater Drive, Norfolk, VA 23509.
The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to Community Healthcare and Hospice, especially Amanda.
Rich & Thompson Funeral and Cremation Service in Burlington is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be offered at www.richandthompson.com