Congratulations to William “Bill” C. for being resident of the month for April at Addington Place of Dublin. Bill was born on September 17, 1925; and was raised in North Carolina. Bill truly has a “Servant’s Heart.” As a young man, he joined the United States Marines, where he was a Master Gunnery Sergeant. He served during World War II, Korean War and Vietnam. During the Korean War, he was one of the “Chosin Few” as he fought in The Battle of the Chosin Reservoir.
Meet Mrs. Laws our resident of the month at Addington Place of Brunswick! Mrs. Laws was born in Dahlonega, Georgia February 13th, 1918, and just recently celebrated her 100th Birthday! She was raised on a farm in Lumber City, Georgia. Mrs. Laws enjoyed going to school and was involved in many activities including sports. Ms. Laws graduated as the Valedictorian of her class. Mrs. Laws enjoyed growing and tending to her rose garden and yard, as well as fishing and playing golf.
Meet Bill, our resident of the month for Oaks at Hampton! Bill was born in Cleveland, Ohio on April 22, 1923. His mother was a homemaker and did a wonderful job raising him. His father was the Chief Chemist at the Ohio Power Company. Bill's family later moved from Ohio to Georgia. Bill grew up in a large family with three brothers & sisters; he is the last remaining sibling. Bill was attending college when WWII broke out; he was immediately recruited into the United States Army. He played in the US Army Band and was eventually made the Commander.
Bruce was born on March 1st in Newton Falls, Ohio and is an only child. After high school, Bruce served in the Air Force for three years and was based in Pakistan where he monitored electric transmissions. He was discharged from the Air Force early to care for his mother and grandmother after his father passed away. Bruce loved being in the military and would go back if he was able.
After he turned 18, CJ served in the Coast Guard for 13 years. Upon completing his time with the Coast Guard, he went on to serve in the Navy Reserve until 1986. CJ also worked for Ford Motor Company for 30 years as an electrition as well as a driver for The Shriner's Children Hospital.
He met and married his wife in 1957 they were married for 50 years.
During their marriage, they had one son who passed away from cystic fibrosis.
CJ continues to be involved with the Shriner’s today and says they have made a significant impact on his life by allowing him the opportunity to make an impact on other’s lives.
He also likes to claim that he a curmudgeon or a grumpy old man. We can tell you that his claim is 100% false! He has a beautiful, caring heart and is also known as our top dog lover at our community! If CJ is not sitting in the front lobby visiting with the house dogs, they make their way to his room and push open the door to check on him. He makes a point of leaving his door cracked so the dogs can let themselves in. He can pretend to be surly all he wants, but no one at Oaks at Hampton believes it. We love him!
Florence was born on November 18, 1926, in Akron, Ohio and she was the second of four children to Otis and Frances. Florence and her siblings attended Catholic school throughout their education. She graduated from St. Vincent High School in 1945. She continued her education at a business school where she learned shorthand and other secretarial skills.
Morris was born in Cumming, Georgia, in 1940. He is an only child and was raised by his parents at the family mill, T. R. Thomas Mills, which was located at the corner of Highway 9 and Spot Road (now called Country Folks Superstore). Morris went through the Forsyth County School System and graduated from Forsyth County High School in 1958.