Tuesday, March 22
THE FINAL ROLL CALL -- SCV #257457
Lanier Augustus “Lanny” Hightower, Jr.
October 3, 1955 – February 24, 2022
Born to the late Lanier A. Hightower, Sr. and the late Joyce Morris Hightower in Augusta, Lanny grew up in the Lincolnton area. During his teenage years he was known for owning the fastest Road Runners that Mopar built at the time. After graduating from high school, he worked for Knox Rivers Construction, Reeves Construction and McWhorter Logging where he was a foreman and heavy equipment operator. When he wasn’t working, he enjoyed horseback riding and raising cattle. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, attending the auction, and telling random stories about life. He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Lincolnton. Survivors include one sister, three children, eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Chaplain Jimmy McDaniel and Commander Tom Holley, at the funeral, presented the Confederate First National flag to the Hightower family.
APRIL IS CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL MONTH
April 25 is Georgia Confederate Day
Saturday, April 2, we will meet at the Thomson Memorial Cemetery, 110 Tom Watson Way, to mark the graves of the 110 Confederate Veterans. At 9:30 A.M. we will have a short memorial service, mark the graves, and then walk to the courthouse to have our group photo taken at the Confederate Monument. That photo, less anyone’s name, will be submitted to the Georgia Confederate. Time required: 1 - 1.5 hours.
Saturday, April 23, we will have our formal Confederate Memorial Day service at the historic plantation home and burial site of Captain John Thaddeus Stovall, 1355 Cedar Rock Road, Thomson. The service will begin at 10:30 A.M. sharp. Bring a lawn chair. Many members will have individual responsibilities that day. A photo, less anyone’s name, will be submitted to the Georgia Confederate. Time required: 1.5 hours including program and tour.
As Camp 91 members, these are among the most important things we do towards meeting “The Charge to the Sons of Confederate Veterans.” Please participate, bring your wives and friends. This is a great opportunity to show others what the Sons of Confederate Veterans is about.
Cedar Rock Farm -- Thank you to David and Myrna Moore for hosting this event on their property.
As a member of Camp 91, Thomson Guards, please remember that above all things:
EDITORIAL -- See "Editorials" or click on the date link below.
This article was written nine years ago. We have the history now to show that life has done nothing but worsen under liberal government policies. ...Because I am also for a better America, Tom
“Buchanan To Obama, The White Side Of The Story
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BUCHANAN TO OBAMA By Patrick J. Buchanan
New Camp Tradition?
Chaplain Jimmy McDaniel had discussed a plan with me, David, Lanny and others some time ago. The plan stated that if one or the other passed away that he that remained would present a Confederate flag at the funeral to the family. This keepsake would represent his SCV dedication and service. Lanny had discussed this with his daughter so there was no surprise or discomfort when Jimmy presented this need to her before the funeral.
At the grave site after Lanny’s funeral March 2, Jimmy gave a short presentation to the large gathering of what Lanny’s friendship meant to him. I then talked about what Lanny meant to our camp and the SCV before we presented a beautifully tri-folded cotton 3’ x 5’ Confederate First National Flag as a keepsake to the family.
I would like to make this a tradition within our camp. However, I realize this is a very personal decision. If you would like to be included, we need three things. First, please let me, Jimmy McDaniel or David Butler know your desire. Second, you must let a significant person in your family know about this so that there are no uncomfortable issues later. Third, send me a note (email or letter) that this is your desire and who is the family contact.
If I don’t hear from you then I assume you are not interested. Also, I hope no one else passes away in the near future but one never knows. Thanks for the consideration.
Commander Tom Holley
Thomson Guards, Camp 91