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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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Bumble Bees and Big Oak Trees

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Bumble Bees and Big Oak Trees, written by our friend and classmate,
 Frances Ousley Johnson .
May be purchased on 
amazon.com .Congratulations Francis.

Happy Birthday

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) (deceased) Dec. 18
Long, Tee Mann (MHS) Dec. 16
Bailey, Bob (MHS) Dec. 12
Smith, Minor (MHS) (deceased) Dec. 11
McDonald, Patsy (MHS) Dec. 11
White, Jo Ann Mills (MHS) (dec'd) Dec. 10


Saturday, November 3, 2018

Happy Birthday



George, Philip (MHS)
Nov. 28
Williams, Jewel Patridge (MHS)
Nov. 24
Farr, Jimmy (MHS)
Nov. 21
Harmon, Kenneth (MHS)
Nov. 19
Adams, Ronnie (MHS)
Nov. 14
Kozman, Carolyn Tanner (MHS)
Nov. 12
Davis, Michael M (MHS)
Nov. 12
Tatum, Bill (MHS)
Nov. 10
Carlisle, Patsy Craven (MHS)
Nov. 10
Hall, Carol Annette Walley (MHS)
Nov. 2

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Class Reunion 2018

Class Reunion 2018

Class Reunion - October 2018




Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Happy Birthday - October



Rogers, Joyce Thompson (MHS) (dec'd)   Oct. 30
Russell, Ray (MHS)         Oct. 29
Strickland, Maxine Reeder (MHS) Oct. 25
Edwards, Ella Kappes (MHS) Oct. 24
Davidson, Marty (MHS)                 Oct. 11
Garrett, Dorothy Pigott (MHS) Oct. 6

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Happy Birthday September




Willis, Kathleen Bustin (MHS) Sept. 28
Elliott, Gay Love Rawlings (MHS) Sept. 26
Grimes, Lynne Johnson Sept. 25
Nichols, James Nic (MHS) Sept. 20
Rayzor, Peggie Sellers (MHS) Sept. 20
Skelton, Jere (MHS) Sept. 19
Rucker, William J. (Bill) Sept. 16
Butler, Linda Thompson (MHS) Sept. 13
Chatham, Bob (MHS) Sept. 8
Moore, Mary Petty (MHS) Sept. 7
Massey, Don (MHS) Sept. 6

Monday, August 6, 2018

Register for Class Reunion




PLEASE SEND IN REGISTRATION FORM AND MONEY FOR CLASS REUNION ASAP.
If you need form, please request via email to me at 


Sunday, August 5, 2018

Happy Birthday - August

Chancellor, John (MHS)
Aug. 31
Davis, Joy Jean Shotts (MHS)
Aug. 27
Foil, Judy Johnson (MHS)
Aug. 20th
Walz, Jinny Curran (MHS)
Aug. 15th
Falton, Carolyn Gibson (MHS)
Aug. 9th
Ouida L. Tomlinson, OFS
Aug. 1st

Monday, July 2, 2018

Happy Birthday - July



Tyner, Larry  July 27th
James, David  July 24th
Bruister, Gloria Brown  July 21th
Johnson, Frances Ousley  July 20th
Martin, Leila Keeton   July 17th
Merson, Arlene Davidson July 16th
Brand, Pat Stewart  July 13th
Satterfield, Jimmy  July 9th
Dollnig, Pat "Trish" Rawson July 8th
Dalton, Carey Ann Sanford (deceased)  July 5th
Quinn, Buddy (MHS)  July 1st

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Donald Briggs Murray, Deceased

(Click obituary to enlarge.)


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 Donald Briggs Murray, 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, June 4, 2018

Happy Birthday to Those Born in June

Gay, Michael (MHS) June 28th
Toland, Bob (MHS) June 26th
Dubose, Howard (MHS)         June 25th
Wright, Edgar Lee (MHS) June 25th
Abraham, Ralph E., (MHS) June 22nd
Morehouse, Lyle (MHS)   June 10th
Brumlow, Becky Nicholson (MHS) June 1st


Thursday, May 31, 2018

Kathryn McGill Gough, deceased, Wife of Richard Gough


Kathryn McGill Gough
September 6, 1939  -  May 28, 2018
Mrs. Gough, 78, of Meridian, passed away on Monday at her residence after a long, hard fought battle with cancer. Kathryn was born in Tuscaloosa, AL. She was a longtime resident of Meridian and a graduate of St. Aloysius High School and attended Meridian Community College. She was a very active and faithful member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and was employed as the church secretary for 34 years until her retirement in 2008. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Sodality. She had several hobbies through out her younger years such as piano, roller skating, tennis, bowling,bridge, and boating that she enjoyed.
She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Richard Gough; daughters, Suzanne Day (Alan), Diane Buchanan, and Katie Gough; son, Charles Gough (Glenda); grandchildren, Shannon Day Richardson (Justin), Ashley Day, Matthew Buchanan, Marcus Buchanan (Brittany), Chelsea Gough, and Harrison Gough; and great grandchildren, Austin Day, Tyler Buchanan, Jackson Buchanan, and Brexley Buchanan.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Charles McGill; a baby sister, Johnnie Louise; and a grandson, Alex Day.

Pallbearers will be Harrison Gough, Matthew Buchanan, Marcus Buchanan, Tyler Buchanan, John Harwell, and Tom Zettler.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to St. Patrick School or the American Cancer Society.

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

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

Eternal rest, grant unto Kathryn, 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.


Sunday, May 27, 2018

Samuel G. Grimes, Jr., deceased, husband of Lynn Johnson Grimes


Samuel Grimes Obituary

Samuel Glyde Grimes, Jr., 1941-2018

Samuel G. Grimes, age 77 passed away on Thursday, May 24, 2018. Sam was a native of New Orleans and a longtime resident of the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

He retired from the U.S. Navy after 22 years of service and from the Gulfport/Biloxi VA after 22 years. Sam was a Vietnam Vet and held a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from University of Southern Mississippi.

He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Lynne Grimes; daughter, Terri Graham (Chuck); grandson, Taylor Morse (fiancé, Brittany Routzahn); sister, Marian LoCicero of New Orleans; sister-in-law, Donna Jill Johnson of Meridian; three step-daughters, Kim Ross (Mike), Pam Parker (Jesse), Kim Ross (Mike)and Shari Miller (Robert); 10 Grandchildren and 7 Great-Grandchildren.

Sam was a loving husband, father, step-father, grandfather, brother, and uncle. His greatest joy was spending time with his best friend and devoted wife, Lynne.

He loved playing golf with his buddies almost daily and was an avid LSU fan. Sam was a gourmet chef with a New Orleans flair and kept an immaculate yard. Deeply patriotic and loyal, he was a friend you would in your "foxhole".

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations made to The Humane Society of South Mississippi.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, May 28, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Pass Christian, with a visitation for family and friends from 10:00 AM until the service. Burial will be at Biloxi National Cemetery Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 10:00 AM.

RIEMANN FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 9113 Kiln-Delisle Rd., Pass Christian is assisting the family.

An online obituary may be viewed and condolences and photos shared at www.riemannfamily.com.
Published in The Sun Herald from May 25 to May 27, 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.

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

Eternal rest, grant unto Sam, 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, May 9, 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Burnett, Joe,  May 29th
Mosby, Pansy McCarra , May 26th
Lamb, Billy, May 18th
Craven, Bobby, May 12th
Hamilton, Shirley Broadhead, (deceased) May 11th
Morgan, Joe, May 10th
Doty, Blinda Cline, May 1st


Monday, May 7, 2018

Starters from the 57 state championship baseball team 5-2018





This photo was sent to me via e-mail from Will Hudson who said:
Hello Ouida……during the 50’s classes reunion in Meridian last week 4 starters from the 57 state championship baseball team got together…they are Frank Brewer, Will Hudson, Tommy White and Richard Clayton…..we are old and falling apart but still able to tell stories and share in this wonderful accomplishment…..thought you might it interesting and pass it along…..thanks Will


Bobby Johnson, Deceased


Our friend Bobby Johnson passed away on April 30th.  There was a memorial service held on Wednesday, May 2nd at Williams Southside Chapel-Memorial in Gadsden, Al.  According to Williams Southside, there was no obituary.  I understand that Bobby and Belle Jo were living at a retirement community in Gadsden.  I am copying and pasting below the bio about Bobby from our 2008 reunion booklet.  It was written by Belle Jo.  What a beautiful tribute to Bobby, their marriage and children.

“What a pleasure it is for me to write this bio for Bobby.  Maybe you don’t remember, but we were high school sweethearts since 1956, and in the words of Sarah Palin, “He’s still my guy!”  In the early sixties we moved to South Florida where Bobby became involved in construction, I began a long career in education, and we reared two great kids, Robby and Amy.  We loved our community and were involved for years with the Optimists and our church, Flamingo Road Baptist Church.  Bobby and Robby spent hours fishing in the Everglades, shrimping off the causeways, and were outrageous fans at Dolphin and Hurricanes games, but occasionally took me to Broadway plays, his favorite being “Showboat”.  We were active fans of Disneyworld, Daytona Speedway, and the Keys.  In Florida Robby’s three children kept us busily involved until Robby began his association with Lowe’s and ended up in Gadsden, AL as a store manager.  Amy, meantime, attended Mississippi State, met a Jackson boy, and after graduation married Maison Heidelberg.  This led us to move to Jackson after retirement and loving being near her three children.  Maybe we’ll get restless after awhile, but right now we’re enjoying the slower pace.  We just returned from a three week trip out West where we went to see everything we always wanted to see.  Life is good.  Your classmate has been a wonderful husband and father.  He’s kept me laughing for over fifty years!  See you soon… Belle Jo”

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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. . . .
Eternal rest, grant unto Bobby Johnson, 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.


Friday, April 20, 2018

Glen McQuage - Track Team