HOME: Thomson, since 1963
FAMILY: One of nine siblings, all still living. His wife, Lonic, died in 1989.
NATIVE OF: Toombs County in "south Georgia."
"I grew up in onion country."
WHERE IS THE BORDER WITH "SOUTH GEORGIA"?: About Wrens
CAREER: Army, 22 years; retired as E7
WHERE SERVED: "All over, the Far East, Middle East and Europe."
LATER WORKED AT: Camak Manufacturing, maker of comforters, sheets, etc., for water beds. Worked in shipping. Also sold fish bait for Russell's Bait & Tackle at Raysville Marina.
OTHER ACTIVITIES: Former president of Georgia Moose Association after working his way through the chairs for 10 years. "I've been a Moose for 48 years."
Also, commander of VFW Post 6672, which meets at the community center on Wire Road.
HOBBIES: Dove hunting. Also fishes for bream, shellcrackers and catfish. His biggest catch was a 42-pound blue catfish from the Santee Cooper Reservoir
WHAT HE LIKES ABOUT THOMSON: "It is a great community to live in."
-- Compiled by Garth Snow