February 29, 2020 will be a special day for the local Hallmark family. Lawson and Pearl Hallmark were married 100 years ago on February 29, 1920. They were the parents of twelve children. Some of their children grew up during the great depression, but God truly blessed them all. I am the eighth child in this family, so I have been blessed to have a relationship with the older and the younger kids.
Before Lawson died, he became a 32nd degree mason and taught men, then became a Shriner. He was a member of New LaGrange Baptist Church. Pearl was known by many in Colbert County as Mama Hallmark. She was a member of the Eastern Star and LaGrange Baptist Church.
The total descendants from this leap day wedding 100 years ago now number well above 200.