In Celebration of MHS Class of 1958

In Celebration of MHS Class of 1958

A Tribute and Celebration

We were the class of 1958, members of the Greatest Generation as well as children of the Greatest Generation. Born in 1940, we are also called members of the Traditional Generation.

Our childhood, post World War II, "was the best of times . . . it was the age of wisdom . . . it was the epoch of belief . . .it was the season of Light . . . it was the spring of hope . . . we had everything before us . . .we were all going direct to Heaven . . . ." (A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens.) At least, that's the way I felt about it. We were truly blessed.

- Ouida Tomlinson -

This blog is a place for 1958 graduates of Meridian, Mississippi, High School to stay in touch, post their news, items of interest and photographs.

CLASS OF 1958 MEMORIES (Click to read all posts relating to sports, honors, graduation and other memories of our class in 1957-58.)

FACEBOOK PAGE FOR CLASS OF 1958
https://www.facebook.com/groups/MHS58/

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Glen McQuage - Track Team

Harrell Glenmore "Glen" McQuage, Jr., deceased

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Harrell Glenmore “Glen” McQuage, Jr., 78, of Paducah, KY, passed away peacefully early on Thur., Apr. 12, 2018, after living with congestive heart failure for 14 years. He was surrounded by his family.
Glen is preceded in death by his parents, Harrell “Mac” McQuage and Mamie Lucile McBryde McQuage of Meridian, Miss. He is survived by his loving wife, Rebecca Adams McQuage; two daughters, Angela McQuage (James Barry) and Elizabeth McQuage; six in-law siblings, Emma and Hal Hicks, Denise and David Knupp, and Alyson and Jess Adams; four nieces, Kagney Adams, Lindsey Adams, Brandi Carl, and Melanie Knupp; five nephews, C.W. Adams, Connor Adams, Andrew Adams, Quaid Adams, Paul Hicks; and many great- nieces and -nephews.
In his youth, Glen was a dedicated athlete, playing basketball and excelling in track/long distance running. After high school, Glen joined the Air National Guard where he was “one hell of a typist.” He went on to earn his bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Mississippi and his master’s degree in social work from Tulane University.
Glen spent his career helping others as a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist, specializing in helping individuals struggling with substance abuse. He was passionate about his work and the individuals he helped, as he had struggled with alcoholism himself. He found sobriety through Alcoholics Anonymous.
Throughout his life, Glen maintained a passion for music, as he was well known for blaring Bob Dylan and Rush. He was dedicated to his faith and sharing God’s love as a student of “A Course in Miracles.” After retirement, his focuses in life were his wife, his daughters, and continuing his spiritual growth. Glen will be remembered for his unconditional love, his great sense of humor, and his eccentric fashion choices.
Visitation will be at First Presbyterian Church, 200 N. 7 St., Paducah, KY, at 10:00AM on Sat., Apr. 21. A memorial service celebrating Glen’s life and the impact it had will immediately follow at 11:00AM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Heart Association in Glen’s honor. Donations may be made at http://honor.americanheart.org/…/FunRais…/NAT-MTIFEFUNraise….


O God our Father, Creator of all the living,
we entrust to Your gentle care
all those we love who have gone before us;
and have gone to their rest in the hope of rising again. . . .
Eternal rest, grant unto Glen McQuage, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon him.

May the souls of the faithful departed
through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.

Monday, April 16, 2018

April Birthdays


Britt, Bennett (MHS) Apr. 29 
Storey, Tony (MHS) (deceased) Apr. 27 
Killam, Mark (MHS) Apr. 27 
McKeown, Anne Stallworth (MHS) Apr. 23 
Jones, Millie Majors (MHS) Apr. 6



Monday, March 5, 2018

Happy Birthdays for March




Walker, Fay Shepard (MHS) Mar. 4
Tootle, Coty Huggins (MHS) Mar. 9
Stephens, Mary Spencer (MHS) Mar. 7

MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS NOW!!!


October 19th and 20th 2018

MHS Class of 1958 60th Reunion


LOCATION

Holiday Inn in Meridian, MS, $95 per night

100 North Frontage Road 
1-800-Holiday or 601-693-0160

Please provide this information when making reservations:

The rooms are in the name of "MHS Class of 1958"
for October 19th and 20th, 2018.
Block Code:  "MHS" for making reservations.


RSVP PLEASE

Please RSVP’s to Beth or Ouida

Beth Clark: Meiling99@aol.com or (601) 482-0094

Ouida Tomlinson: scribe564@bellsouth.net


Saturday, February 3, 2018

Happy Birthday - February



Hudson, Will -  Feb. 27
Clark, Beth Hobgood -  Feb. 26
Ranager, Nancy Collier -  Feb. 23
Rider, Joyce Bailey (dec'd) - Feb. 22
Walters, Marianne Stuart - Feb. 13
Skelton, Faye Stoudenmire - Feb. 10
Stormer, Rosemary Thomas - Feb. 10
Edwards, Peggy - Feb. 9
Mitchell, Ronnie - Feb. 6
Hopkins, Martha - Feb. 4
Turnage, Georgia Merle Browning - Feb. 4

William David Owen, deceased

 William David Owen Obituary
W. Dave Owen, D.D.S.

 William David Owen passed away peacefully after an extended illness on Saturday, January 27, 2018.


He was born on October 8, 1940 to Minnie Gertrude (Polly) Daniel Owen and William Earl Owen in Jackson, MS. He attended Meridian schools where he graduated in 1958. One of his fondest memories was of the Meridian Triangle Restaurant Chic Steaks he was given for making honor roll. He graduated from Mississippi State University and Loyola School of Dentistry followed by residency in Prosthodontics at the VA Hospital in New Orleans and Memphis, TN. He served in the Marine Corp on active duty, then in the Army and Naval Reserves. He taught Prosthodontics at LSU School of Dentistry in New Orleans, LA before returning to Jackson, MS to set up his dental practice. Practicing dentistry was far more than a career for Dave. It was a true joy, an avenue for helping people. He was a member of the Mississippi Dental Association and the American Academy of Prosthodontics. He was a member of the Rankin County Rotary Club and was a past District Governor for District 6820. He was a charter member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church where he served as chairman of trustees, as well as other church duties. A sports enthusiast, he was an avid golfer, and had enjoyed playing on the church softball team. Reading was a life-long pleasure, especially science fiction and westerns.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Delois Armstrong Owen and their son, Gary Owen; sister, Linda Jean Owen Parker (Don), brothers, Rich Owen (Joyce), Randy Owen (Linda Sue), stepmother, Dot McKay Owen, stepbrothers, Roger McKay (Jean) and Joe McKay (Linda Kay).

Friends are invited to visitation with the family after 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at St. Mark's United Methodist Church (Reservoir), 400 Grants Ferry Rd., where the funeral service will begin at 11:00 a.m., the Rev. Warren Coile, officiating. Interment will follow in Natchez Trace Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Stewpot Ministries, 1100 West Capitol Street, Jackson, MS. 39203 or to St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 400 Grants Ferry Rd., Brandon, MS 39047 or to the charity of your choice.

Published in Clarion Ledger on Jan. 30, 2018





O God our Father, Creator of all the living,
we entrust to Your gentle care
all those we love who have gone before us;
and have gone to their rest in the hope of rising again. . . .
Eternal rest, grant unto William David Owen, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon him.

May the souls of the faithful departed
through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Ina Claire Randall Manney, deceased

Ina Claire Manney, 77, passed away Sat. Dec. 23, 2017 at her home in Pearl, MS. Visitation will be held on Tues. Dec. 26, 2017 from 5pm-7pm at Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Brandon, MS. Graveside Services are 2pm on Wed. Dec. 27, 2017 at Floral Hills Memory Gardens in Pearl, MS.
Mrs. Manney was born in Meridian, MS and has been a resident of Pearl, MS since 1972. She was a member of Crossgates Baptist Church in Brandon, MS and loved to talk about her faith.
Mrs. Manney is survived by her husband of 56 years, Edwin Manney; daughter, Lyne Nichols (Howard); brother, Robert R. Randall; four grandchildren, Trey Nichols (Lindsey), Shelby Nichols, Robert Manney, J.T. Manney and three great grandchildren, Brayden Nichols, Ledger Nichols and Ellie Claire Mayfield. Mrs. Manney is preceded in death by her son, William Paul Manney; sister, Ann Randall Greene and a brother, Walter J. Randall Jr.
https://www.ottandlee.com/notices/Ina-Manney



O God our Father, Creator of all the living,
we entrust to Your gentle care
all those we love who have gone before us;
and have gone to their rest in the hope of rising again. . . .

Eternal rest, grant unto Ina Claire Randall Manny, O Lord,and let perpetual light shine upon her.
May the souls of the faithful departed
 
through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.

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Thursday, December 28, 2017

Charlotte Alexander Hunt, Deceased



Charlotte Hunt, 77, passed away Thursday, December 28, 2017 at her residence. Visitation is 9 am Friday, December 29, 2017 at Ott and Lee Funeral Home in Brandon. Services are at 11 am Friday at the funeral home with a 2:30 pm graveside in Pachuta Cemetery in Clarke County.
Mrs. Hunt was a graduate of Meridian High School class of 1958 and was an avid sports fan. She was very proud to have served in years past as secretary of the Fire Chief for the City of Pearl.
Her sons stated that “She was the glue and olive branch that held a somewhat spread thin network of family and friends together. She held her family dear to her heart and was especially proud of her sons and granddaughters. She loved to watch her granddaughters swim in her pool with most of the fondest memories being centered around the pool and dinner table.  Her sons would like to thank their wives for all the support and love. They have been outstanding examples of what a daughter-in-law should be and we know she is proud of you.”
Alex stated, “I am so thankful God gave me my brothers. They were so strong through all of this and I would have been lost without them and my wife. In the end I know she is happy to be back home with the whole family there. She will be greatly missed but there is comfort knowing that she is dancing in heaven.  I love my mother and will always miss her. She has done so much for my family and I.”
Survivors include her 3 sons, Phil Hunt (Donna) of Pearl, James V. Hunt (Pam) of Brandon and Alex Hunt (Tara) of Pearl; granddaughters, Lindsey Dent (Rob), Lexie McLendon (John), Lauren Hunt, Kailyn Hunt, Madison Hunt, Braylee Hunt, Raelynn Hunt and Alexan Hunt; brother, C. O. Alexander, Jr. (Debbie) of Madison; nieces, Lisa Oberhausen and Leslie Wilkinson and many lifetime friends. 



O God our Father, Creator of all the living,
we entrust to Your gentle care
all those we love who have gone before us;
and have gone to their rest in the hope of rising again. . . .

Eternal rest, grant unto Charlotte Alexander Hunt, O Lord,and let perpetual light shine upon her.
May the souls of the faithful departed
 
through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Thomas Willard Pool, Jr., Deceased

December 23, 1939 - December 9, 2017

Graveside services for Mr. Thomas Pool, Jr. will be held Thursday, December 14, 2017, at 12:30 p.m., at the Mississippi Veteran's Memorial Cemetery. Robert Barham Family Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Mr. Pool, age 77, passed away Saturday, December 9, 2017, at Anderson Regional Medical Center.

After graduating from Meridian High School, he joined the U.S. Air Force in 1956. He was honorably discharged in 1992 from the Mississippi Air National Guard 186th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, and he retired from the United States Air Force Reserves in 1999. He retired in 1989 as Structural Captain at NAS Meridian Fire Department after twenty-three and a half years of civil service. Along with various other positions, he was employed as a fire fighter and mechanic for the City of Meridian.

He is survived by his daughter, Shelby Slade (Steven); grandchildren, John and Sarah Slade; sister, Sara "Peachie" Saxon; and numerous nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas W. Pool, Sr. and Eunice Boykin Pool.

The family requests memorials be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital and/or First Baptist Church of Meridian.

Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at robertbarhamffh.com
Visitation will be held Thursday, December 14, 2017 from 10:00-11:45 a.m. at Robert Barham Family Funeral Home.



O God our Father, Creator of all the living,
we entrust to Your gentle care
all those we love who have gone before us;
and have gone to their rest in the hope of rising again. . . .

Eternal rest, grant unto Thomas Willard Pool, Jr. , O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon him.


May the souls of the faithful departed
 through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Margie Faye Godwin Robinson, Deceased

Services for Mrs. Margie Robinson will be held on Tuesday, December 5th at Pine Grove Church in the Martin Community at 11:30 a.m. with Rev. Tommy Espy and Rev. Mark Naylor officiating. Visitation will be from 10 until service time. Interment will be in the church cemetery and James F. Webb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Robinson, 78, of Collinsville, passed away on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at Rush Foundation Hospital. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and will be greatly missed.


She is survived by her husband, Earl Robinson; Sons, Ronald Robinson (Sherry), Donald Robinson (Joy), and Dennis Robinson; Daughter, Sheila Haskins; Grandchildren, Ronald Paul Robinson (Lauren), Daniel Robinson (Laura), Lacie Rawson (Guy), Mackenzie Alexander (Eli), Morgan Haskins, and Meagan Haskins; Great Grandchildren, Eli and Sadie Robinson, Guy and Maddox Rawson, and Gavin Haskins; Dear friends, Bill and Faye Latham; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends.


She was preceded in death by her parents, Obie and Minnie Godwin.


Pallbearers are Ronald Paul Robinson, Daniel Robinson, Cory Rigdon, Mason Bufkin, Joe Giles, Eli Alexander, Lynn Latham, and Benton Latham.


Family and friends may sign the online memorial, leave a note for the family, or order flowers at jamesfwebb.com 




O God our Father, Creator of all the living,
we entrust to Your gentle care
all those we love who have gone before us;
and have gone to their rest in the hope of rising again. . . .

Eternal rest, grant unto Margie Faye Godwin Robinson, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon her.

May the souls of the faithful departed
 
through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.


Monday, November 27, 2017

SAVE THESE DATES


SAVE THESE DATES

October 19th and 20th 2018

MHS Class of 1958 60th Reunion


Please make your tentative RSVP’s to Beth or Ouida

Beth Clark: Meiling99@aol.com or (601) 482-0094

Ouida Tomlinson: scribe564@bellsouth.net


LOCATION

Holiday Inn in Meridian, MS, $95 per night

100 North Frontage Road1-800-Holiday


MORE INFORMATION AT A LATER DATE
DO NOT MAKE ROOM RESERVATIONS UNTIL NOTIFIED


December Birthdays

Croxdale, Madeline Ray (MHS)
Dec. 29
Weaver, Mary Anthony McLemore (MHS)
Dec. 27
Thigpen, Morris (MHS)
Dec. 25
Burnett, Ivan (MHS)
Dec. 22
McCraney, Charles (MHS)
Dec. 18
Long, Tee Mann (MHS)
Dec. 16
Bailey, Bob (MHS)
Dec. 12
Smith, Minor (MHS)
Dec. 11
McDonald, Patsy (MHS)
Dec. 11
White, Jo Ann Mills (MHS)
Dec. 10

Oliver Buntin - New Book

Announcing the Publication of a New Book 

Simply the Greatest
Memories of “Bill” Oliver Buntin

Written by Jim Farmer, his cousin
jfarmer4462@yahoo.com





To purchase, send check or money order for $40, payable to

Jim Farmer
464 A. Davis Road
Decatur, MS 39327


This includes the mailing costs.  Otherwise $35 if not mailed.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Monday, November 6, 2017

Charles (Stuff) Edward McCraney, Deceased

A memorial service  for Charles Edward McCraney, age 77, of Dublin, will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, November 4, 2017, at  First Christian Church.  Rev. Billy Glosson will officiate.  Mr. McCraney died Thursday, October 26, 2017.
Mr. McCraney was a 1958 graduate of Meridian High School, and a 1963 graduate of Mississippi State University with a degree in Electrical Engineering.  He retired from Warner Robins Air Force Base.
Mr. McCraney was preceded in death by his parents,  William Dewey McCraney and Sally Bray McCraney; brothers, Bill McCraney, Sam McCraney, and Jim “Sonny” McCraney; and sister, Cissy  Germany.
Survivors include his wife, Jeireene “Nina” McCraney, of Dublin; sons, Charles Michael “Mike” (Lisa) McCraney, of Plano, TX, and Monte George (Robin) McCraney, of Highland Village, TX;  grandchildren, Matt (Hope) McCraney, of Gulf Shores, AL, Austin McCraney, Hayleigh McCraney, Ben McCraney, all of Highland Village; and several nieces and nephews.
Source:  https://www.townsendfuneralhome.com/notices/Charles-McCraney
First Christian Church
302 Mimosa Drive
Dublin, GA 31021



O God our Father, Creator of all the living,
we entrust to Your gentle care
all those we love who have gone before us;
and have gone to their rest in the hope of rising again. . . .

Eternal rest, grant unto Charles (Stuff) McCraney, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon him.

May the souls of the faithful departed
 
through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Obituary of Stuart Milford Terrass, Husband of Mary Anthony McLemore Weaver Terrass


Stuart Milford Terrass, son of Milford Edwin and Jane Bullock Terrass, born October 10, 1932, in Highland Park, Michigan, died October 11, 2017, at Concordia at Sumner. 

A graduate of the University of Akron with a BA in philosophy, a BS in mathematics and an MA in history; he was a member of Phi Delta Theta, Omicron Delta Kappa, and a cheerleader. An ROTC graduate, he served as an Air Force officer in Okinawa and later served for two years in the Ohio Air National Guard as a training officer.

After completing his active service in 1957, he began his career as a collegiate administrator at the University of Akron. He held many positions at this institution including administrative faculty in the Student Services Office, Assistant to the Registrar, Registrar, and Director of Institutional Research. His fifty-year career also included positions at The College of Wooster, North Carolina A & T State University, Lake Erie College and Mount Union College.

Stuart served as an Ohio and a national NCES trainer; also as an active member and presenter in AACRAO, OACRAO and co-founder of OAIR. In 2003, he was particularly proud of being honored for his work as a registrar by OACRAO with the Garland Parker Award "for outstanding, distinguished service to the profession at both state and national levels."

Stuart was predeceased by his parents; his second wife, Mary Douglass and a step-daughter, Lucia Formanek. He is survived by "the love of his life" and third wife, Mary Anthony Weaver; his first wife, Shirley K. Terrass; his sons, Richard (Dora) and Stephen (Urvashi); his daughter, Susan Durr (Jeffrey); his step-children, Lisa Mullens (Richard); Hart Perry; Laura Pliskin (Dave); Ellen Perkins (Gary); Adele "Dini" Karam  (David); Matthew Weaver (Elizabeth) and his grandchildren, Charlotte Terrass; Lauren Emery (Matt); Andrew Durr; Ishan Terrass; Perry Formanek; Samuel Epstein; Garrick Zornes; Dayne Weaver; Maxwell Weaver; Mary Hannah Weaver; Kylee Zornes.

Stuart loved the outdoors and outdoor activities, especially biking, hiking, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, and gardening. He was a talented photographer, an avid reader, and lifelong bridge player. But most of all, Stuart loved animals and thought of them more as friends than pets. He often said, "I've never met an animal I didn't like." During retirement, he trained for and became an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist. He was a volunteer at the Akron Zoo and at the Metro Parks Nature Realm, where he presented programs to school children about appreciation and respect for nature and its creatures.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, in the chapel of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1361 W. Market St. with the Rev. Mark Pruitt officiating. A reception will be held immediately following the service at St. Paul's. Private inurnment at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Akron Rotary Camp for Children with Special Needs. To share a memory, send a Condolence or Light a Candle, visit the Tribute Wall
at www.billowfuneralhomes.com (Billow FAIRLAWN Chapel).


Published in Akron Beacon Journal from Oct. 13 to Oct. 15, 2017

Stuart Terrass, Deceased, Husband of Mary Anthony McLemore Weaver Terrass

Post from Mary Anthony McLemore Weaver about her husband Stu: "We celebrated Stu's 85 birthday. He passed away the next day. We only had a year and one month together, but they were happy years of togetherness. I am so thankful that he was in my life even though it was for only a short time."




O God our Father, Creator of all the living,
we entrust to Your gentle care
all those we love who have gone before us;
and have gone to their rest in the hope of rising again. . . .

Eternal rest, grant unto Stu Terrass, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon him.

May the souls of the faithful departed
 
through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.

On Their Wedding Day in 2016

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Theo Tootle, Deceased, Husband of Coty Huggins Tootle




Theo Tootle, 81, of Jasper, GA, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on August 6, 2017.
Theo was the 2nd son to Harold and Lillie Tootle, born August 30, 1935 in Evans County, Georgia.  He was one of eight children raised in Tattnall County.  Theo’s siblings included his four living brothers, Jimmy, Carroll, Ray, and Marcus.  Theo also had 3 sisters who preceded him in death, Janice, Betty, and Sue.
Theo graduated from Reidsville High School in 1953.  He attended Georgia State University and achieved both under and post-graduate degrees in Business Administration.
Theo married Coty Huggins on June 9, 1962, and they just celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary.  They were blessed with four children, Leigh Anne, Craig, Tom, and Julie.  A loving family was raised, centered on faith, family, and fun.  Theo loved playing sports, including tennis with Coty and all his children as they grew up.  Golf was also a passion, as well as fishing with anyone, especially grandchildren.
Theo had a 40-year career with the AT&T family, starting with Western Electric and ending with BellSouth as Director of Procurement.
In retirement Theo continued his love of golf and fishing while enjoying being an active grandparent.  Affectionately known as Poppa, Theo watched his grandkids Jay, Mark, Grant, Anna, Alex, Grace, and Carley grow into young adults.
Services will be held on Saturday, August 12th at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Family in Jasper, GA at 1:00 p.m.  with a reception following.  There will also be a service at the Reidsville United Methodist Church in Reidsville, GA on Saturday, August 19th at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, and in honor of Theo’s parents and siblings who preceded him in death, the family asks any donations to be made to the American Diabetes Association. (https://donations.diabetes.org)
Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory, Cumming, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.

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O God our Father, Creator of all the living, 
we entrust to Your gentle care
all those we love who have gone before us;
and have gone to their rest in the hope of rising again.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Eternal rest, grant unto Theo, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon him.
May the souls of the faithful departed
through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.