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September, 2004

      The LWMA Alumni Association hopes each and every one of you has had a wonderful summer. As fall approaches, so does Homecoming here at Lyman Ward. Our varsity football team will play Holy Spirit High School (from Tuscaloosa) Friday, October lst, at 7:30 p.m. Homecoming activities will continue Saturday, October 2nd. Other games include Berry, September 24 (away), Mount Hope, October 8 (away), Camden Military, October l5 (home), Holy Spirit, October 22 (away), and Victory Christian, October 29 (away). (See the schedule below for details ans scores.)

      Our new Academic Dean is Mr. Charlie Hughes. Charlie is also the head football coach, and has been since 2001. Charlie lives in Lafayette with his wife Donna and daughter Erin.

      Our President, Dr. Chester Carroll, reports that the one hundred seventh school year is off to a good start. New cadets are still enrolling.

      Important dates to note are:

Board of Directors meet Saturday, Sept. 25th at 9:00 a.m.
Any alumni (or former students) who are in the area are invited to attend. The Directors would appreciate your input.

Board of Trustees meet May 21, 2005 at 10:00 a.m.
We are proud to have the following Lyman Ward alumni on the Board of Trustees: Eugene Bottoms '43, Wesley Smith '47, David Edwards '51, David Lampe '62, Vic Rumore '65, Von McQueen '66, Steve Embry '70, Bradley Bean '71 and Bob Burris '71.

      Brenda (Mrs. Frank) Barnes recently donated many interesting books to the Lyman Ward Library. Some of the titles include THE CIVIL WAR, GREAT AMERICANS, PRESIDENTS, and ADVANCE AND RETREAT: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF GENERAL J.B. HOOD. The Alumni Association greatly appreciates her gift.

      --- ATTENTION: Members of the Class of 1980 and 1995! ---

      Reunion plans are already underway for Lyman Ward's Class of 1980 and Lyman Ward's Class of 1995.
The contacts for the 1980 reunion are:
Nick Myers and
Rafael Alfaro
If you plan to attend the 1995 reunion, the contact person is Jeremy Farber '95. His e-mail address is His work number is 1-800-263-1218 and his home number is (518) 263-1218.
The class reunions will take place the same weekend as the Alumni Assocation meeting. The 2005 Alumni meeting will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2005.
      The Alumni Association is always happy to work with you in your planning efforts. If classes other than 1980 and 1995 have reunion plans in the making, please let this office know. (at

      Get well wishes go out to DeLene Cawley, as she recuperates from surgery. Our condolences and thoughts are with Philip Potts '63 in the recent loss of his father.

      We encourage all of you to join the Alumni Association if you have not already done so. The dues are $25.00 a year or $500.00 for a lifetime membership. Send your name, address, e-mail address, and phone number along with your dues to the address at the bottom this page.

--- Thank You Note from the LWMA Alumni Website ---

      We would like to thank Paula Orem for filling in for DeLene Cawley while Delene recuperates. Thank you, Paula and Dee Orem, for creating the newsletter, above, and e-mailing it to us.

      We also thank Charlie Hughes for keeping up to date with the football schedule changes and scores, just as he has done in the past.

      We would also like to thank Jill Burke for all her help in the past few years. She left LWMA this past summer and will be missed.

      ALUMNI NEWS from the LWMA Alumni WEBSITE
          UPDATED: 9/22/04

      Robert E. Simmons, III (Bo), LWMA Class of 1997, was married to Angela Marie Young on September 4, 2004 in Negril, Jamaica. The couple reside in the Birmingham area where he works as full-time investigator for a law firm.
(This is from an e-mail sent in By Bo's father and long time friend of LWMA and the LWMA Alumni website, Bob Simmons.)

      Ian Thomas Bloxham, LWMA Class of 1997, was married to Jackie Lee Pendergrass on January 3, 2004 in Flintville, TN.
(This news was seen on the Elk Valley Times website. - copyright PowerOne Media, Inc.)

2004 Football Schedule and Scores

2004 - LWMA Rangers - Varsity Football Schedule
DATE Opponent Location Time Result Comments
SEPT. 3 Alabama School for the Deaf Away 7:00 P.M. Loss 0 - 36 Talladega, AL
SEPT. 10 Mount Hope Away 7:00 P.M. Loss 3 - 14 Mount Hope, AL
SEPT. 16 Holy Spirit* LWMA 7:30 P.M.   CANCELLED
SEPT. 24 Berry High School Away 7:00 P.M. Loss 0 - 39 Berry, AL
OCT. 1 Holy Spirit* LWMA 7:30 P.M. WIN 34 - 23 HOMECOMING
OCT. 8 Mount Hope Away 7:00P.M. WIN 16 - 14 Mount Hope, AL
OCT. 15 Camden Military Academy LWMA 2:00P.M. Loss 0 - 45 from Camden, SC
OCT. 22 Holy Spirit* Away 7:30 P.M. Loss 19 - 42 Tuscaloosa, AL
OCT. 29 Victory Christian Away 7:00 P.M. Loss 0 - 60 Pell City, AL

 9/1/2004: This schedule originally came from the website.
 * 9/19/2004: This schedule has been changed. Coach Hughes sent me a note on 9/10/04 about the changes.... He said: "... Our schedule got totally messed up. Sacred Heart did not field a team. Here are the changes. No game on Thursday 16 of Sept. The game with Holy Spirit will now be Oct 1 for homecoming (instead of Sacred Heart). Oct 22 we will go to Holy Spirit (instead of Sacred Heart). The jv game with ASD is moved from Oct 4 to Oct 26. Thanks Charlie Hughes"
All times are local Central Time.

2004 - LWMA Rangers - Junior Varsity Football Schedule
DATE Opponent Location Time Result Comments
SEPT. 21 Notasulga - Jr. High LWMA 6:30 P.M. Loss 0 - 38  
SEPT. 28 Horseshoe Bend - Jr. High Away 6:00 P.M. Loss 0 - 60  
OCT. 12 Horseshoe Bend - Jr. High-Home LWMA 6:00 P.M. Loss 6 - 32  
OCT. 19 Beulah - Jr. High Away 6:30 P.M. Cancelled  
OCT. 26 Alabama School for the Deaf - Jr. High LWMA 6:00 P.M. Loss 14 - 28  
All times are local Central Time.

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- 1950s -

Kenneth C. Griffith '51

died June 1, 2003.

DeLene Cawley in Alumni center sent this note on 9/29/04:

"I received a note, unsigned, I'm assuming in reply to the recent mailing of the newsletter stating that Kenneth C. Griffith passed away June 1, 2003. He attended 1945-1951. The records do not reflect that he graduated."

- 1990s -

Thomas Berger Ingles, Class of 1991,

died September 23, 2004.

I received this note from DeLene Cawley in the alumni center today - 10/4/04.

Sandra Hall (at LWMA) called me this morning and said the school had received a donation from a Diana S. Hext, Panama City, FL. in memory of Thomas Berger Ingles, '91. No other information. I told her you research obits in newspapers and maybe you could find out some details for us. Would you work on this and let me know? Ingles last know address was Lynn Haven, FL. That may help.

I found this on the website for the Panama City News Herald dated 9/27/04:

Mr. Thomas B. Ingles, 31, of Panama City, Fla., died Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004, at his residence. Graveside funeral services for Mr. Ingles will be held at 2 p.m. today, Sept. 27, 2004, at Lynn Haven Cemetery with the Rev. Steve Girton officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Pete Hext, Gary Johnson, Scott Mixon, Bob Wilson, Jason McKeithen, Mike Gaffney, Mike Tagney and Phillip Campbell. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in honor of Thomas Ingles' memory to: Lyman Ward Military Academy, P.O. Drawer 550, Camp Hill, AL 36850

Note: Thomas attended LWMA from 1988 to 1991.

See the TAPS Page for other death notices.

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Ms. DeLene Cawley
LWMA Alumni Association
P. O. Drawer 550
Camp Hill, Alabama 36850-0550

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