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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Sep
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Sep 13, 2019 at 9:17 PM

Thank you for your service to our Country. Ward Lawton CPHS, class of 1954. My War was Korea was 1-A peace talks started and I was not called. Well it's just a standoff I might be still be called.

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Sep 13, 2019 at 5:41 PM

Welcome Home. The radio station "WSB" has been around about 100 years. Many people don't now the meaning. Welcome South Brother. Now a days that would be political in correct Never the less. WSS. Ward Lawton CPHS '54

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Sep
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Sep 10, 2019 at 4:33 PM

Rest in peace Gary. To Family, thanks for men like Gary who served our Country in the Millitary whom we owe our freedoms to. Ward Lawton  '54

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Sep 08, 2019 at 8:38 AM

Posted on: Sep 05, 2019 at 6:41 PM

Espy, you will have to call me sir, mine 6-2-35. We would be getting reading for our first ball game now back at CPHS. You were the toughest running back for your weight I ever saw. If you had weighed 200 pounds you would have killed them line backers who tried to tackle you. Maybe when we join our teammates Coach Coach Badgett will let us run one more play, You at right half, Chester at full and me at left half. Don't fumble. All them pretty cheerleaders was hard to keep my mind on the game. Fess up. Ward CPHS "54

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Sep 01, 2019 at 3:00 PM

Happy Birthday Danny, I bought a lot of gas from your Dad when he owned the Amoco station on Hwy#29 in College Park. Never could afford more than 1 dollars worth. But, that was almost 3 gallons in 1953. Your Mom worked in the ticket booth at the Roosevelt Drive-Inn back during those years. If I have got all this wrong, I'm sorry. Memory fading. Ward Lawton CPHS, 1954.

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Aug 30, 2019 at 6:23 PM

Happy birthday a few days ahead Patsy. Ward Lawton. Wow six children, We had four. Great family. !954

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Aug 28, 2019 at 3:48 PM

Happy birthday a few days ahead Wilma, mine 6-2-35, you will have to call me sir. Have a picture of our graduation class 1954--if you or any of the 1954 class want a copy I will mail to you. Ward Lawton You in the picture right in front of Benny Woods.

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Aug 27, 2019 at 4:41 PM

Happy birthday a few days ahead, worked with your dad Bill and your Uncle Calvin Hopkins at the CPFD 60s and 70s. Ward Lawton CPFD "54.

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Aug 29, 2019 at 7:38 AM

Posted on: Aug 27, 2019 at 4:31 PM

Happy birthday a few days a head. Man you getting old. You know what you would be doing right now back in 1953, suffering from the lack of water. Remember one sip per hour at the fountain. Badgett watching. Can you believe it we still alive. Keep on trucking. Ward Lawton CPHS '54

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Aug 24, 2019 at 5:39 PM

Posted on: Aug 24, 2019 at 4:35 PM

Happy birthday a few days ahead, when you are in your eighties like me, you plan ahead. Is that good psychology or not. I'm on Social Security do you have a coupon rate? Mr. Warren was not a Teacher of mine, I new him and I believe his wife was also a Teacher. My wife Shirley worked as a secretary for Fulton Schools for over 30 years until retirement. Lost her 7-28-2018 after 64 years. Ward Lawton CPHS '54.

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Aug 20, 2019 at 10:35 AM
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Aug 18, 2019 at 9:10 PM

Posted on: Aug 18, 2019 at 2:17 PM

Went through a lot of practices like that, if you were late for practice the penalty was you watched every one get a drink of water but you got none unless some spilled on the ground, then you lap it up. Ward Lawton CPHS class of 1954 I'm going to get me a drink of water!

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Aug 14, 2019 at 5:12 PM

Happy birthday Alvin, old school mate. Ward Lawton CPHS"54 Call me sir mine 6-2-35.

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Aug 12, 2019 at 7:05 AM

Posted on: Aug 07, 2019 at 6:20 PM

Happy Birthday couple of days ahead. My Wife Shirley worked with your Dad at Nabasco during the middle sixties. She left and went to work with the Fulton County School for 30 years and retired. Lost her 7-28-2018 after 64 years together. Ward Lawton

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Aug 06, 2019 at 3:51 PM

You most likely do not know me. Grad CPHS 1954, if you have a brother who lives in Highlands NC name Jerry Huie and wife name Shirley, I went to school with both. I live in Westminster SC just down the road from Highlands NC. New some others in your class. Ward Lawton

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Jul 31, 2019 at 8:46 PM

Posted on: Jul 30, 2019 at 6:02 PM

Man, you getting old, you going to catch me soon. Mine 6-2-35. Think Donald and I were the same age, maybe 1 year difference. So many from the skating ring are gone guys and girls. We will all meet up one day at Luies store. You being a Pilot you can buy. I liked half moon peach pie and a 12 oz Pepsi. Ward

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Jul 29, 2019 at 5:29 PM

You would have to have went to Richardson High School. CPHS sits on the old Cox College Campus. My Mother went to that College there. Happy Birthday a few days ahead. Ward Lawton CPHS class of 1954

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Jul 29, 2019 at 5:21 PM

Happy birthday a few days early. You will have to call me sir, mine 6-2-35. Our age it's on a day to day basis. Our class has thinned out over the last 5 years. Keep moving. Ward Lawton CPHS Class of 1954. I have picture of our class on the stage on graduation night. If you want a copy will make you 0ne. Let me know.