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.)




Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Remember One of Our Teachers - Norma Hodges

Graveside services for Norma Alford Hodges will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Dr. W.S. Simmons Memorial Cemetery in Progress, Miss. with the Rev. David Gilbert officiating. Robert Barham Family Funeral Home in Meridian is in charge of arrangements. Ms. Hodges, 82, died Sept. 27, 2009, at Oasis Health and Rehabilitation in Yazoo City. She was born April 1, 1927, in Magnolia, Miss. After graduating from Mississippi State College for Women in Columbus in 1947, she taught Modern Dance, P.E. and Health for 35 years at Meridian Junior College and Meridian High School. She was active in teaching Swimming, Senior Aerobics and Senior Water Aerobics at Meridian Community College and privately for many years. She had waterfront at Camp Chattooga in Tallulah Falls, Ga. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Meridian. Survivors include her daughter, Sheila Hodges McKie and her husband, Ed, of Yazoo City; grandson, Hoover McKie of Starkville; brothers, Howard W. Alford of McComb and George A. Alford of Richland; and half-sister Lucy Alford Hull of DeKalb. She was preceded in death by her former husband, Billy Hodges; and her parents, Luke W. Alford and Lura W. Alford. The family requests memorials be made to Camp Chattooga, PO Box 70, Tallulah Falls, Ga. 30573. Pallbearers will be Hollis Alford, Howard Alford, Hoover McKie, Bob Simmons, Buddy Simmons and Rex Simmons. Visitation will be today, from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Published in The Meridian Star on 9/30/2009

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