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.)




Sunday, March 28, 2010

Laura S. James, Mother of David James

JONESBORO, Ga. -- Services for Laura Swann James will be held Friday at 4:30 p.m. at the Pristine Chapel in Jonesboro, Ga.

Mrs. James, 88, of Jonesboro, formerly of Marion, Miss., died Wednesday, March. 24, 2010, in hospice care. She was born in Tunica, Miss., on Sept. 23, 1921. While in Meridian, Mrs. James served as a full-time volunteer for the American Red Cross for 20 years. She once brought several families displaced by Hurricane Camille into her home until satisfactory lodging could be obtained for them. Mrs. James was also a longtime employee of Dement Printing Company. In Marion, she was a member of the Marion Methodist Church.

Survivors include her children, David James and wife, Kathleen, of Dunwoody, Ga.; granddaughter, Mary James Strawn of Jonesboro; a son-in-law, William "Ralph" Setzer of Tulsa, Okla.; brother-in-law, Charles James and his wife, Marion, of Lancaster, Texas, and a sister-in-law, Mildred White of Phoenix, Ariz.; nine grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William D. James, daughter, Leah James Setzer; son-in-law, Jackson B. (Jack) Strawn; her parents, Mr. Charles G. Swann and Leah H. Swann; and her brother, Raymond N. Swann.

Eternal rest grant unto her, 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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