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, November 18, 2009

Bob Bailey's Mother, Velma Garrison Bailey

Graveside services for Velma Garrison Bailey will be held Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at Magnolia Cemetery with the Rev. Wayne Smith officiating. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery with Robert Barham Family Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Bailey, 100, of Meridian, died Monday, Nov., 16, 2009, at Anderson Regional Medical Center. Born on November 26, 1908, she was a lifelong member of 15th Avenue Baptist Church.

Mrs. Bailey will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and faithful wife. Survivors include her daughter, Martha Bancroft and her husband, E.C., of Meridian; son, Bob Bailey and his wife, Amanda, of Yazoo City; granddaughters, Ann Weddington and her husband Alex of Meridian and Mollie Stock of Greenville; grandsons, Bruce Bancroft and his wife Tina of Madison, Scott Bancroft and his wife Alicia of Meridian, Hayes Dent and his wife Carolyn of Jackson and Richard Dent of Denver, Colo.; great-granddaughters, Lindsey Bancroft and Bailey Weddington of Meridian, Sloan Bancroft of Ridgeland, Trinity Bancroft of Madison, Margaret Dent of Jackson and Annie Kinkead Dent and Cary Dent of Denver, Colo.; great-grandsons, Conner Bancroft and Eli Bancroft of Meridian, Hayes Dent III and Kinkead Dent of Jackson and Knox Dent of Denver, Colo.; and caregiver, Shirley Adkins. She was preceded in death by her husband, J.B. Bailey; son, Johnnie B. Bailey Jr.; parents, George Laurence and Annie Ford Garrison; sister, Exie Beagle; great-granddaughter, Maggie Jones; and great-grandson, Stokes Jones.

The family requests memorials be made to 15th Avenue Baptist Church Building Fund, 1318 15th Avenue, Meridian, Miss. 39301. Visitation will be Wednesday, from 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at 15th Avenue Baptist Church.

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