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.)




Saturday, July 31, 2010

Friday, July 16, 2010

James T. “Jim” Hurley Jr., Obituary

A memorial service will be held July 24, 2010 at 2 p.m. in the Hathorn Funeral Home Chapel for Mr. James T. "Jim" Hurley Jr., 69, of Sumrall, who died July 16 at his residence. The Rev. Sammy W. Ellis will officiate at the service. Mr. Hurley’s ashes will be interred at a later date. Visitation will be held July 24, 2010 from noon until the time of the service at the funeral home.

A native of Meridian, Mr. Hurley was born July 27, 1940 to the late James T. Sr. and Sara Louise Jordan Hurley. He retired as a terminal manager for the Chevron Petroleum Co. after 38 years working his last years at the Collins terminal. A member of the Methodist faith, he honorably served our country in the U.S. Air National Guard, loved bird watching, camping, fishing and his beloved dog Gracie.

Survivors include his loving wife, Zelma Bayles Hurley of Sumrall; son, Brent Hurley of Clinton; two daughters, Jennifer Burcaw and husband Les Jr. of Petal and Holley Broome Patterson and husband John of Florence; one sister, Nancy Tillman of Wichita Falls, Texas; two grandchildren; two nephews; and a special niece, Kim Walker and husband, Kevin, of Florence. Honorary pallbearers include Douglas Polk, Ron Bayles, Kevin Walker, John Patterson, Brandon Broome, Michael Broome, Kermit Broome, Ralph Moon, Jamie Johnson, Bill Fadaol and Charlie Mills.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Hathorn Funeral Home of Columbia is in charge of arrangements.


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 Jim, 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, July 7, 2010

Ringo Starr Is 70 Today!!!

Ringo is 70 today. Peace and Love!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

2010 Mississippi Lions All State Band

The 2010 Mississippi Lions All State Band during practice in Ellisville, Mississippi in recent weeks. They won first place in international competition this past week in Australia.