Lowell Lawson is a resident of Hickory Flat, Georgia. He moved to Georgia in 1994. An ordained minister, he is a graduate of Gannon University, Erie, Pennsylvania; Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana; and the United States Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He served thirty-nine years of active and reserve military service in the United States Army, retiring at the rank of colonel.
He and his wife, Ann, completed thirty-seven years of service as Southern Baptist missionaries in 1997. Ann is a graduate of Mississippi College, Clinton, Mississippi and the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in New Orleans, Louisiana. Lowell and Ann have four children and three grandsons.
A lifetime sports enthusiast, Lowell became involved in sports in Cherokee County soon after his arrival in Georgia. He organized the Cherokee Senior Softball Association in 1994. Responding to requests from seniors for additional sports and recreational programs, he organized the Cherokee County Senior Sports, Leisure, and Wellness Program. Initially a voluntary effort, he was employed by the City of Canton on a part-time basis and then full-time, to give direction to the rapidly growing program. He continued in this position until the program was terminated by the city.
In August 2002 the Cherokee County Sports Hall of Fame was organized. Lowell was elected to serve as Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Hall of Fame and continues to serve in that position.
He has also written God Has A Badge, a history of the International Conference of Police Chaplains, and is currently co-writing another history, A Place Called Hickory Flat.