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06/09/19 11:01 PM #203    

Mary Carolyn Evans (Little) (1971)

Thank you for honoring your dad!

 

 

 

 

 


06/10/19 08:30 PM #204    

 

Ward Lawton (1954)

Hi Carolyn think of Belle often, lost Shirley July 2018 hope all is well with you and yours. Ward Lawton "54


06/10/19 10:01 PM #205    

 

Roland Perdue (1952)

Ward, I am sorry about your loss.

Your's in Christ,

 

Roland Perdue (1952)


06/12/19 08:11 AM #206    

 

Ward Lawton (1954)

Thanks Roland.  We were together 64 years.  Shirley lived just pass where we practiced football, you know where and she was going home after her basketball practice and I was staring and Coach Badgett said Ward get your mind back on football.  Think you could get through one of those hot  August practices in full pads?  Hope all is well with you and yours.   Eph 3, 20&21


06/12/19 01:47 PM #207    

 

Roland Perdue (1952)

Ward, I could not get through the practice in August!  I went to the University of North Carolia on a football scholarship and the practices there were much easier than at CPHigh Schoo! I met my wife there and Jane and I have been married for 63 years, have five living children (four sons and a daughter) and one deceased.

Thanks, Ward, for replying to my post. Your Ephesians quote is right on the target: "God can do anything and the Spirit is at work within us.

 

Roland


06/12/19 04:50 PM #208    

 

Ward Lawton (1954)

Roland, saw you play in a game in Athens against the University of Georgia.  Year 1952, 53, or 54.  Don't remember who won.  I'm almost sure you  came up and spoke to us after the game.  You still had on your uniform.  Also I can't remember who came with us, maybe Coach Badgett.  Maybe you can help me remember?  I remember your Brother who played at CPHS, I think Billy.  Sorry, my memory works sometimes.  I played left half back, number 2 back in the T formation, play 25, 2 back through the five hole, between the center and left tackle always good for three yards.  Badgett said he good make three yards with no blocking.  O yea, have you tried lately.  Would have never said that to him.  Good memories.   Ward Lawton class of 1954.


06/12/19 07:23 PM #209    

 

Roland Perdue (1952)

Ward, 

UGA won! Each time we played them! You're right about the 2 hole. I guess Coach B could have just fallen forward and rolled!

Oh, I forgot to tell yiou, I just retired from active ministry in the Presbyterian Church (USA) LAST jULY.  lOVED BEING A preacher and pastor.

 

Take care and stay well.

 

Roland

 


06/13/19 02:38 PM #210    

 

Ward Lawton (1954)

You might like this Roland as a retired Minister, on our Sunday morning order of service each sunday list the Ministryl in this order, first every member is the Minister then the Pastor as next.  I beleive we, me should be listed last. Beleive I read that somewhere.  Hope you having a good day or night.  By the way Blue is my favortie color.   Ward class of '54.


06/15/19 08:22 AM #211    

 

Roland Perdue (1952)

Ward,

 

Mine too is blue.  By the way, you are correct: my brother, Bill, played with you. He was a tackle. I only saw him play in one game and he played with a lot of passion. CPHS had a good team in your years with the team I recall.

 

Roland 


06/15/19 04:54 PM #212    

 

Ward Lawton (1954)

We were 20 and 2,  the two we lost were for the class A State championship.  Valdosta beat us both times.  Never understood why we had to play them  both years on their home field in Valdosta.  Don't beleive we would have beat them but maybe we would at least scored.   20 to 0 and 21 to 0.  I beleive if I had had you blocking for me on that 4th and 4 inside their 20 yardline we might have made that first down and  went on to score.  Play #25 was left half right down the tackles back.  That would have been 400lbs of kinetic energy moving forward. The problem was Valdosta had 401-lbs of stopping force.  O  well.  Next year.  Proverbs #29 verse #23     Well we left Valdosta with honor.  Ward Lawton class of '''''54.

 

 

 

 

 

 


06/15/19 07:32 PM #213    

 

Roland Perdue (1952)

Ward,

That is an amazing story and a wonderful season. 20 - 2 must be the best ever at CPHS. I don't think CPHS ever before or since had that kind of season.  

 

Were Ken Fristoe and Bill Woods on your team?

 

Take care!

 

Roland

 

 


06/16/19 03:30 PM #214    

 

Ward Lawton (1954)

Roland received your question about Ken Fristo and Bill Woods.  Played with both and had a long response  butt loss somehow. Will condense  Ken married Lane Longino, cheer leader--4 children split up later--Bill married Fran Shellnut and they had one boy--they split up.  Fran died from cancer I beleived Bill married again. Ken passed away I beleive 3 years ago.  Look in the memories on our web site.   Hope the first message got thur--don't know what happened.   Hope you have a good Father's day.  Just think when we all get together next  time I feel sorry for any team that plays  us.  Sure want to make that team, our new Coach don't like beanch warmers every body plays.  Maybe he will let me carry the ball one more time. By his Grace.  Beleive theres a servon there somewhere.  Ward

 


06/17/19 10:44 AM #215    

 

Billy Fisher (1959)

Hello 

Ward i had the pleasure to work with shirley at nabisco it was my first job out of  school she was our dept seceratary and was the nicest and smartest person in the plant. I did not last very long as I got fired for actually working it was a strong union plant and i was a supervisor at 20 yearS OLD AND THE UNION HAD ME FIRED FOR WORKING. i STILL REMEMBER THOSE HOT FOOTBALL PRACTICES WITH NO WATER FOR HOURS ON END BADGETT SAID HE DID NOT WANT ANY WATER BELLIES. THANKS bILL FISHER CLASS OF 59


06/17/19 06:35 PM #216    

 

Ward Lawton (1954)


Billy, Shirley worked at Nabasco from 1961 till the middle of 1964 and left and went to work for the Fulton County Board of Education and worked there for thirty years and retired.  She left many friends at Nabasco and spoke of them many times.  We moved to Westminster SC in 2004.  Shirley past away 7-28-2018 we were married 64 years.  She was the love of my life.  Hope all is well with you and yours.  WardLawton Class of 1954.


06/17/19 07:02 PM #217    

 

Ward Lawton (1954)

Billy how long did you work for Nabasco?  What year?  Did you know  Mr. Hembree he worked their for 40 years, He was the dad of all the Hembrees at CPHS, Jerry Moore (girl) went to Russell. Marie Holt. CPHs and Ronnie Hudgins who went to Russell with Shirley's sister. Shirley spoke well of all those people.  Shiley and Jerry Moore her husband and I took trips to the mountains.  Had good times.  Ward Lawton class of 1954.


06/17/19 08:07 PM #218    

Gwen Raburn (Brock) (1958)

Ward : Shirley lived behind me when I lived on N college.She worked with my Dad at NABISCO.  Great memories of CollegePark. A simple time.  


06/18/19 07:47 AM #219    

 

Ward Lawton (1954)

Dear Gwen, I remember your Dad when he woked for Nabasco Shirley was Secretary for the mechancial and maintance departments and I beleive Shirley worked some for him there.  After your Dad retired he was maintance supervisor for a high rise apartment building for seniors.  I worked for him off and on painting the units when the tenents moved or past away.  Your Dad said all the Tenents had to do there was just breath everything else was done for them.  Shirley also worrked with you Mother during survay work for several years. I did a lot of painting work for your Dad and Mother when they lived on Hershel road behind the shopping center. I beleive all your Family at that time went to CPFB. Your Mother was a faithful worker in the nursery for years,  Shirley worked in the nursery for 25 years and was still the new girl.  Mrs Pattie Ward there 50 years and many with 40,30 years.  Shirley left Nabasco in 1964 after 4 years and went to work for the Fulton County Board of Educationas a Secretary and was there 30 years and retired.  Then was Secretay for the Hapeville First Baptist Church for 7 years.  I lost her 7-28-2018 after 64 years together.  The love of my life.  Ward Lawton class of 1954.  God bless.


06/18/19 07:59 AM #220    

Raymond Prestage (1953)

WARD AS YOU AND ROLAND WERE SENDING MESSAGES MADE ME GO BACK IN MEMORIES OF OUR FOOTBALL DAYS. I REMEMBER PLAYING VALDOSTA THERE WAS A REFEREE THAT KEPT CALLING ME FOR HOLDING I NEVER HELD THE FIRST TIME. INFACT I TOLD HIM TO WATCH I WILL BE HOLDING MY JERSEY. MADE NO DIFFERENCE STILL CALLED. I WENT TO HIM AGAIN HE TOLD ME IF I CAME TO HIM AGAIN HE WOULD KICK ME OUT OF GAME. I STILL REMEMBER THE MESS I MADE ON QUICK KICK TO CHESTER JONES. I ALWAYS CHANGED STANCE WHEN CENTERING FOR A KICK AS IT GAVE ME MORE CONTROL., THE VALDOSTA COACHES SAW THE DIFFERENCE SO NEXT TIME WE USED THE QUICK KICK THEIR COACHES STARTED HOLLERING QUICK KICK AND PLAYERS ALSO, MAN MY ADREALINE PUMPED IN BIG TIME. WHEN I CENTERED BALL IT WENT OVER CHESTERS HEAD AND WENT IN AIR ABOUT 20 YRDS. TALK ABOUT EMBARRASSED.

YOU KNOW VALDOSTA WOULD SEE A GOOD FOOTBALL PLAYER AT ANOTHER SCHOOL NEAR BY AND THE BUSINESS PEOPLE WOULD HIRE THEIR FATHER TO WORK IN VALDOSTA SO THE PLAYER WOULD PLAY FOR THEM. TRUE 


06/18/19 12:04 PM #221    

 

Christine (Chick) Shelnutt (Youmans) (1955)

Hello Roland and Ward.     Greeting from Florida from Chick Youmans (Shelnutt, 1955).  I have so enjoyed reading your posts and remembering the wonderful days at CPHS.  I have been married to Hal Youmans (AKA Buddy, 1951) for 61 wonderful years.  After marriage and having three children we moved to Lakeland, FL.  Our lives changed there.  In 1971 both of us and our three children accepted Christ as our Savior.  We went to Bangladesh for two years to help at a Missions Hospital, then Piedmont Bible College (NC) where Hal was on staff for 4 years.  After living in Indiana and Michigan for 20 years our daughter in Michigan died with cancer and several years later we came back to FL to be near our son who is a Pastor of a Baptist Church in Orange City.  Ward, I always thought so much of Shirley.  She was beautiful, humble, sweet and caring.  My sister, Fran, did marry Bill Woods and had three children.  After their divorce both remarried.  She died with cancer in 1990.  I have great memories of CPHS football because all of the girls had BIG crushes on our football heroes.  I was at both football games in Valdosta.  May God continue to bless you and your families.


06/18/19 01:33 PM #222    

 

Roland Perdue (1952)

Dear Chick, thank you for your post and the memories! Where in Michigan did you guys live? Jane and I lived in Birmingham, Mi. where I was pastor of the Presbyterian there. Take care and stay well.

Roland


06/18/19 02:07 PM #223    

 

Christine (Chick) Shelnutt (Youmans) (1955)

Roland,    Hal and I lived near Grand Rapids in Hudsonville.  I loved living in Michigan and it would be my first choice of location.  FL is too hot!


06/18/19 03:30 PM #224    

 

Vangie Carruthers (Rich) (1955)

 

Chick,     If you’re looking for  COOL,  come to Highlands, NC!  Curtis and I left hot, humid Fl after 50+ years and came to Highlands at Pam Wiggins and Ed’s  encouraging almost 13 years ago. We have had 90* only one day since we’ve lived here, and we’ll never leave!

Football games and sock-hops...the highlight of our years at CPHS ! Such memorable times and FRIENDS ! 

 


06/19/19 08:44 AM #225    

 

Ward Lawton (1954)

Wha a surprise to hear from you Cick and Buddy.  Ben a long time since we walked those halls at CPHS with snake lurking behind every door.  (I'm sorry)  He was a good Principal to have  put up with me, may He rest in peace he earned it.  Those were very good days.  Pull up "Mary Hopkins song , Those were the days" I just love to hear.  I beleive Fran was a cheerleader one of the years I played on the football team "53 or '54.  With all those girls jumping around it was hard to keep our minds on the game.  I love the CPHS wed site but at  times it makes me sad to hear when we lose one we new back then.  But then to hear how so many have done so welll during their careers.  One time Bill and Fran came to see Shirley and I just after Laura was born, our first born, we lived in a small apartment on Washington Road, all Airport  now.  I think they were married then not sure.  Those were the struggling years for Shirley and I but we made it thur rainy days and beautiful sunny days.  I think about my teammates often we had a special bond thats still there. I guess we were a band of Brothers. Unless you experienced it, it's hard to explain.  Sometimes a little fear shows up and I think please Lord don't let me be the last one left from my team.  But I have a great Quarterback calling the plays he will decide that. Chick and Buddy and to all who read this Love you all.  God be with till we meet a gain.  Ward '54 CPHS


06/19/19 08:54 AM #226    

 

Larry McDonald (1952)

Reading all of your posts sure brings back a lot great memories.  Chick you rea;ll;y do need to move to the Highlands where it's cool.  Love you guys.


06/19/19 05:13 PM #227    

 

Ward Lawton (1954)

Larry, watched you one time or a couple times play baseball for old CPHS, you know we always had a track meet going on at the same time ya,ll were playing.  I rememeber one time you were at bat and you fouled off at least 12 balls, you wore the pitcher out and then got a hit.  Don't remember who we were playing.  I was really impressed  the way you handled the bat, like serving a tennis ball with a tennis racket.  Beleive you played in the infield, had a good arm.  Did you go and play in College?  Your bat should have got you there. You remember Charlie Brown, in my days he was the only 4 letter guy I remember.  Football, Basketball, Track and Baseball.  I only lettered in two football and track.  Did you know others.?  Don't hug the plate them fast balls get there in a hurry. Ward Lawton CPHS '54  God bless You a nd Yours.


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