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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Oct
30
Oct 30, 2020 at 8:45 PM

Posted on: Oct 29, 2020 at 9:05 PM

Espy, if you had weighed 200 lbs. we could not have fielded a team on friday everybody would have been hurt after a week of practice. My friends tell me to never take my mask off you look better with it on. Good friends. Stay well you look great. Me just rolling along. Ward Lawton

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Oct 18, 2020 at 3:04 PM

Happy birthday Neal, keep a fire extinguisher near with they light the candles on you cake. want to be safe. I'm cheap I celebrate with cup cakes and store brand ice cream and thrift store presents. Lets hang around for awhile longer not from a tree just wear social security out. Ward "54 One of the few left.

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Oct
14
Oct 14, 2020 at 6:00 PM

Happy birthday a few days ahead, was one of Badgett's boys. "54 Worked with Donald Newton several years with the Fire Department. Lawton

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Oct
12
Oct 12, 2020 at 5:35 PM

Thanks Beverly for the work in Fire Prevention. I'm a retired Fireman and did a lot of that type work in the Schools in College Park, Ga. CPFD, CPHS '54. Ward Lawton a old Ram.

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14
Oct 14, 2020 at 12:53 AM

Posted on: Oct 11, 2020 at 5:04 PM

Happy birthday Neal a few days ahead can't take to many chances. Just a little ahead of you not to far. Gone from a Ram to a Lamb. Remnant from "54. Ward Lawton

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Sep
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Sep 28, 2020 at 3:06 PM

Way to go, Happy 94 Birthday. Knew some Akins in College Park, Played football with Ray Akins. Ward Lawton.

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Sep 28, 2020 at 3:08 PM

Posted on: Sep 26, 2020 at 4:58 PM

Never take a third strike keep swinging. Ward Lawton

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Sep
14
Sep 14, 2020 at 8:34 PM

Happy birthday Larry, sang is the choir with your Dad at FBC College Park, for over 20years. Ward Lawton.

Sep 14, 2020 at 8:15 PM

I have just received word that Emmett Lee Allen (CPHS Class of 1953) has passed away recently. I have no other information. Emmett was an outstanding halfback on the football team and helped them have an undefeated regular season and win the region championship.in 1952.

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Sep
13
Sep 13, 2020 at 3:34 PM

Happy birthday Noel, was one year ahead of you at CPHS from a Ram to a lamb now. I stayed mostly on the South Side of town lived there and had friends who went to North Clayton High School and went to lots of events there. Ward Lawto '54

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Sep 10, 2020 at 3:27 PM

Posted on: Sep 10, 2020 at 2:17 PM

Happy Birthday Susen my wife and I anniversary. One of the old Temple Street folks still around. Ward Lawton.

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Sep 10, 2020 at 2:05 PM

Happy Birthday Warren, my wife and I anniversary today, would have been our 66th. Remember when you lived right across from the Fire Station. Remember your Mother Mary and sang with her with in the FBC choir in College Park, Ga. Have a bless day. Ward Lawton

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Sep 23, 2020 at 11:47 AM

Posted on: Sep 08, 2020 at 1:21 PM

Happy birthday Nancy, lived on Temple Street for 34 year just across the street from SR and Peter Pan Park (Zupp Park) Mr Zupp just passed away 90 years old . Ward Lawton '54

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Aug 28, 2020 at 4:35 PM

Happy birthday Wilma from a old classmate there is a few of us left. Ward Lawton.

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Aug 30, 2020 at 4:42 PM

Posted on: Aug 28, 2020 at 4:31 PM

Happy birthday (Toolie) your old friend and team mate. Ward

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Aug 16, 2020 at 3:47 PM

Happy birthday ahead of time, hope all is well with you and yours.Ward Lawton.

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Aug
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Aug 13, 2020 at 11:55 PM

Posted on: Aug 11, 2020 at 3:04 PM

Yes I have been there I am one of Badgett's boys class of '54. Happy Birthday a few days ahead. A old Ram who has turned into a old Goat. Go Goats. Ward Lawton

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Aug
09
Aug 09, 2020 at 4:02 PM

Happy birthday ahead Jane, tell Hank, Carol and Velma hello. Glad you still involved in music. Do your ever hear from Kenny's daughter Sharon Summers? Instructed her and the nurses on fire safety there at the re-hab hospital on Temple Street many times. Sharon was a MASH nurse in Korea. Was a very difficult time for her. Ward

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Aug
06
Aug 06, 2020 at 3:47 PM

Lana, so sorry to hear of Billy's passing away, we were classmates at CPHS for two years.  Very few people know that my first name is William.  Please pass on to Billy's family.  Ward Lawton class of 1954.

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04
Aug 04, 2020 at 1:04 AM

Posted on: Aug 01, 2020 at 8:15 PM

Happy birthday Morris, SR is now condos, Laura teaching school, Barney and
Benita and Melissa still live near Atlanta. I live SC 20 miles from Toccoa Ga. Ward Lawton.