George Grover Shaw

--from the Log Cabin Democrat, Mon., 05 Feb 1968


George Grover Shaw, 78, a Conway banker, realtor, insurance agent and savings and loan official for more than 50 years, died today (Feb. 05, 1968) at St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock, where he had been a patient since late January.

Mr. Shaw resided at 1903 College Avenue. He had been in failing health for the past several months and was hospitalized a number of weeks. He had never been a hospital patient until last year.

He was a president of Security Savings and Loan Association of Conway, which he helped organize in 1961, and also headed the firm of Shaw & Co., real estate and insurance business.

Mr. Shaw was buried near Conway, March 08, 1889, a son of Robert B. and Virginia Pitts Shaw. He was educated in Conway public schools and Hendrix College.

He entered the banking field in early life and was cashier of the former Bank of Conway. He organized Shaw & Co. in 1933. He had extensive real estate holdings in Conway.

He served as city clerk of Conway during the 1920's.

Mr. Shaw married the former Marguerite Blanks of Jones, La., June 15, 1926, and she survives.

Mr. Shaw was a member of the First Methodist Church and served many years as a member of the Official Board. He was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason, a member of the Little Rock Consistory and Faulkner County Industgrial Development Corp. He was one of the organizers of the Conway Country Club and was a member of the group that built the first clubhouse and golf course. He served as a member of the Country Club's board of directors 22 years. He also was affiliated with the Conway Chamber of Commerce.

Also surviving are a son, George Shaw, Jr., of Conway; two daughters, Mrs. Walter Hoy of Dallas, Tex., and Mrs. Grantham Couch of Shreveport, La.; a sister, Miss Evie Shaw of Conway; and eight grandchildren.

Services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at First Methodist Church by the Rev. Worth W. Gibson, pastor. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery by Doolin Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Sam E. Adkisson, Jr., Richard B. Adkisson, Frank Robins III, Fletcher Smith, Jr., S.T. Smith, Jr., Joe T. Ford, George Hartje, Jr., and Robert W. Henry.

Contributed by Becky Millet 2002

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