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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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Donald Briggs Murray, Deceased

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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 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

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