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Former area resident celebrates 90th birthday

  • Francy Lawton
    Francy Lawton
Published May 29. 2012 05:00PM

Francy Lawton of Carriere, Miss. and formerly of Summit Hill, celebrated his 90th birthday recently. He was born on May 26, 1922 in Summit Hill.

The son of John and Margaret Lawton, he is married to Helen Haluska for 68 years.

He was a member of St. Joseph's Church, Summit Hill, and served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. He still flies the Marine flag in front of his home.

He is the father of two children, Lois, who is deceased, and Frances, wife of Robert McElmoyle of Carriere, Miss.

He and his wife have three grandchildren: David Kerr, Christy Bush and Amy Red Feather; and six great-grandchildren: David, Nathan, Jonah, Gabriel, Aliya and Matthew.

Francy walks every day and enjoys puttering in his work shed.

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