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.)




Monday, March 22, 2010

Tommy Ranager

We are sorry to learn that Tommy passed away this morning and ask your prayers for Nancy, their children and grandchildren during this time of sorrow.

I recall Nancy's writing for the class reunion booklet and ask the Good God to bless and comfort her during this time. Nancy wrote:

"This is what I had planned to write: Fifty years, one husband, two sons, six grandchildren, a career in education, and many happy memories with very few bumps in the road, built on the foundation of friendships and adventures of growing up with all of you;………..

"BUT, then we hit the really big bump in the road this summer. My husband, Tommy, (Class of ‘59) had a debilitating stroke. That, coupled with other health problems, has changed both of our lives forever. In 2005, Millsaps College, where Tommy taught and coached for 32 years, honored him by naming the field house the Tommy Ranager Field House. We were humbled by this lovely honor and very grateful."

Funeral Plans

Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Brandon (1360 West Government Street, Brandon 39042; phone 601-824-6018) are in charge of Tommy's funeral. Visitation is Tuesday March 23, 5 - 8 p.m. The funeral is at 11 a.m. March 24, with visitation one hour prior to the service. We understand that Nancy's church will be serving lunch to the family after the funeral, and then they will go to Meridian after lunch for the burial which will be at 3 p.m., Forest Lawn Cemetery on Hwy. 39 North.

Eternal rest grant unto him, 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.

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