Ward Lawton

Profile Updated: August 20, 2019
Ward Lawton
Class Year: 1954
Residing In: Westminster, SC USA
Spouse/Partner: Lost Shirley the love of my life 7-28-2018.
Homepage: wwchips2@bellsouth.net
Occupation: Retired from College Park Ga. Fire Department
Children: Laura, born 1955, Barney and Benita born 1956, Melissa born 1961
Yes! Attending Reunion
Life After High School (tell us what you've been up to):

Retired Fireman. Had a small Contracting business for over 40 years. Have wood workshop many years and that takes up my time which I love. Come September 10, 2014, Shirley and I will be Married 59 years. Can you beleive someone could put up with me that long. Lost Shirley 7-28-2018. We were together 64 years. Would give every thing I have just to hold her hand one more time. Stuff and things mean nothing to me anymore. God bless all who might read this. Ward '54

School Story:

After graduation from CPHS, went to work with the College Park Fire Departent and spent the next 30 years in school after school from Florida to Indiana.We were required to update our fire surppression methods year after year. Most people thought we just sit around I thought that to, boy did I learn. I tell people, man, don't mention school to me in any form except Sunday School, that I love. The People, Teachers and stories I met and heard would fill a book. My main study book now is the Wookworker Magazine I receive every Month just love it. Now each day is a new page in my education it keeps going on wheather I like it or not. Last year was a sad one for me-had to drop out of choir after 55 years Standing for long periods became a real problem. My favorite anthem "My Eternal King" Did some work on Ms Ruth Barron's home, you 1954 grads will remember her. Will add from time to time with whats left of my memory.

List the names of any of your siblings or other relatives who attended CPHS.

On Barney Lawton and twin sister Benita Lawton and Laura Lawton. Our youngest daughter went to Brairwood High School. Lost Shirley 7-28-2018 She passed away in her sleep. Ward Address, 512 Westminster Hwy. Westminster, South Carolina 29693 Tel#864-647-6399 as of 8-20-2019 Call and say hello

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Jan 19, 2020 at 4:22 PM

Tony, don't know if I will be here for 7 more days, so if I'm not happy birthday you old fart. Ward Lawton CPHS "54

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Jan 11, 2020 at 2:28 PM

Posted on: Jan 10, 2020 at 4:55 PM

I see that you live in Stockbridge Georgia, my Grandfather was a charter member of the Presbyterian Church in downtown Stockbridge and is buried there in the town cemetery. His name was William Wiley Ward. My mother was born there in the big house next to the church. I'm sure the house is gone now. My Grandfather gave the land where the present church stands now. The first church was a white frame building. Ward Lawton CPHS '54. Happy Birthday, my wife's was the 9th, she would have bee 82.

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Jan 06, 2020 at 6:30 PM

Posted on: Jan 06, 2020 at 4:20 PM

Happy Birthday a few days a head tell Hank and Jane hello. Meany happy memories from CPFB. Glad to hear you are still playing piano for your church. Many do not know my mother taught piano lessons for years. Ward Lawton

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Jan 06, 2020 at 4:01 PM

Happy birthday a few days ahead, I worked with your Dad several years with the CPFD was sorry to hear of his passing. You went to school with my kids. Laura, Barney and Benita. Ward Lawton CPHS '54

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Jan 05, 2020 at 5:27 PM
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Posted on: Jan 05, 2020 at 3:36 PM

Lived on Temple for 35 years--right across the street from SR--wife Shirley PTA president two times at SR--four children went to SR Laura, Barney, Benita and Melissa--bought a truck from Mr. Gazaway the electrician used for years---had cover on back and spent many nights camping and sleeping in the back of that truck over at Clarks Hill lake--retired from CPFD after 30 years--we called the truck big red. Lost Shirley July, 2018. Happy Birthday. Ward Lawton CPHS '54

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Dec 24, 2019 at 6:33 PM

Went to CPHS in the fifities class of '54. Lived o n East Temple across from SR school, believe it was in the late 60s or early 70s. That's when the mail was delivered by hand. Several dogs were found choked to death on our mail mans route around were we lived and it was discovered the mailman was the choker. When one tried to bite him that was his last bite. They did not fire him he finished his time in the post office. He was a nice guy he did not like dogs that bite. People kept their dogs in after that. Ward Lawton.

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Dec 18, 2019 at 6:12 PM

We don't get no respect. At least your birthday was remember. I have a brother born in '32, me in '35 older brother '26. After the third generation no body remembers. Wear social security out, when you reach 90 you will be on a hit least. Class of '54 Lawton

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Dec 19, 2019 at 7:56 PM

Posted on: Dec 18, 2019 at 5:22 PM

Happy birthday to you and Janet. Know the feeling just lost a grand daughter two weeks ago. She was only 21. I wish it would have been the other way around. Like the old hymn "We will understand it by an by." Ward Lawton CPHS '54. You may not know Shirley and I had twins Barney and Benita.

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Dec 18, 2019 at 3:18 PM

Happy birthday Janet, Maybe Chester, Vangie You and I can get together and go to the Varsity on a date for chili dogs and French fries. Thanks for the cheers when Chester and I were on the field playing ball. BGs Ward Lawton CPHS "54.

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Dec 16, 2019 at 7:18 PM

Was your Mother always referred to as Mrs. Lily Thomas at First Baptist Church in College Park, Ga.? Ward Lawton.

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Dec 16, 2019 at 4:30 PM

Mary, Worked with your brother Buddy for the City of CP he Police me Fire Department. I retired in 1986 Buddy was with the PD still when I left. I remember when be was shot and badly wounded there in town that time. Hope he and all your family are well. Merry Christmas. Ward Lawton class of '54.

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Dec 15, 2019 at 1:55 PM
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Dec 12, 2019 at 1:54 PM

You were a couple of years ahead of me, but we all need to wish all the old (mature) grads happy birthday. By the way Joe did very well. My daughter Benita English lives in Fayetteville. She and her husband John have just moved to Williamston, Ga. Ward Lawton '54.

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Dec 12, 2019 at 1:31 PM

Posted on: Dec 11, 2019 at 6:01 PM

Bill,you know we both have the same first name most people don't know that. Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday a little ahead. Can't take chances. Not many of us left from the old bloody third Ward. A old wore out Ram. Ward Lawton. CPHS '54

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Dec 11, 2019 at 5:33 PM

Hi Susen, hope all is well with you and yours. Sure were lots of pretty girls on East Temple and went to SR. Mr. Lawton.

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Dec 10, 2019 at 4:52 PM

Hi Becks, how is my fourth daughter I hope well. Would be nice to have a party at our little house on Temple. We sure had many good times there . Sometimes I wish I was back. Laura has got to have hip replacement in 10 days she is lots of pain. Barney's lost his daughter Kathy 12-6-19 she was born with spine abifta she was 21, she fought for years but her strength just run out. All the rest doing OK. Me I get around good with rolling walker and walk in a gym nearby for about a mile a day. I guess CP, SR, Peter pan, Hawthorne CPHS and FBC College Park Mrs Pattie Ward, Gene and Sarah Martin and many others will be with us until? Love you Becks. Dink

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Dec 09, 2019 at 7:48 PM