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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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.

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Jul 29, 2020 at 6:23 PM

Posted on: Jul 29, 2020 at 3:12 PM

Happy birthday. Ward

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Jul 10, 2020 at 4:19 PM

Connie remember you and family well from CPFB. Your Dad and I one night cooked hamburgers for the youth had to grills going and and they were eating them as fast we could cook. Your dad said just scorch them a little and they would devour them. Happy birthday a little ahead Ward Lawton, Shirley, Laura, Barney, Benita and Melissa.

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Jul 05, 2020 at 2:59 PM

Happy Birthday early Charlie, might forget. Had my bell rung so many times I think I just heard the door bell ring that happens a lot and nobody is at the door. Ward

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Jun 29, 2020 at 3:55 PM

Happy Birthday Janelle, hope the day is going well for you today. If you cheerleaders had did a better job we would not have lost to Valdosta two years in a row. Coach Badgett said "Ward get mind on the game instead of the Cheerleaders." Well. Ward

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Jun 02, 2020 at 4:33 AM
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Apr 07, 2020 at 8:23 PM

Happy birthday Emmett, keep your hands in your pocket and don't scratch your nose. Lets hang around for a while longer. When we reach ninety we will share a pitcher of cold beer In frosted mugs. We will invite Raymond and he can have a RC cola. Ward '54

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Apr 02, 2020 at 6:56 PM

Emmett, do you remember one game we were in and you threw me a pass and I scored and just as you passed the ball two line backers rang your bell and I got all the cheers. That's the way it was. But we were a team. I can pass you a happy birthday. Your old teammate Ward '54

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Mar 26, 2020 at 4:51 PM

You must have went to Richardson High School on Temple St., I lived on East Temple across from S R Young Elementary School for 35 years.. Happy Birthday. Ward Lawton class of 1954.

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Mar 30, 2020 at 4:01 PM

Posted on: Mar 26, 2020 at 4:41 PM

Happy birthday Vangie, another chapter in your book. May you write many more. An old beau from the past. Ward

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Mar 18, 2020 at 8:07 PM

Posted on: Mar 18, 2020 at 7:17 PM

Raymond, I believe that's your grand daughter that your performed her marriage. Beautiful girl. Who is that old man? Ward

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Mar 15, 2020 at 3:38 PM

Hi Patsy, Hope all is well with you and yours. Still kicking but not to high. Just pulled out of the oven, six corn mill muffins. Was Shirley's and my favorite Sunday late snack. Ward

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Mar 11, 2020 at 6:10 PM

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Mar 08, 2020 at 5:09 PM

Happy birthday few days ahead, tell that old man hello. Ward Lawton '54

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Mar 05, 2020 at 11:16 AM

Posted on: Mar 04, 2020 at 5:37 PM

Does anybody remember spring lake off Sullivan road in College Park where we us to go swimming. The lake was owner by Bobby Waits family. I remember the signs around the pool keep your hands off the girls. First time I tried a one and half off the high diving board I hit the water on my back every body laughed and clapped and said do it again. The water filling the pool came from a very large spring just gusting out of the ground ice cold. Add on if you remember. Emmett you must have went swimming there. Ward

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Mar 04, 2020 at 5:14 PM

How does it feel to be 172 years old. Social security is going to have you wacked.

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Feb 26, 2020 at 1:46 PM
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Feb 25, 2020 at 3:45 PM

Think I worked with Dad with the CPFD for several years. Happy Birthday. Ward Lawton CPHS '54.