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.)




Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Roy E. Crampton, III, Obituary

Roy Crampton, a resident of Madison, died December 28, 2010 at St. Dominic Memorial Hospital in Jackson.

He was born in Meridian, MS on September 3, 1940. He was the son of the Roy Ellis Crampton, Jr. and Bessie Mae Martin Crampton. Roy was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Charles Raymond Crampton, his brother-in law, Orrin McRee Battle and his niece, Allyson Still Gunnell. 
Roy had a 37 year career with BellSouth and had postings in Tupelo, Birmingham and Jackson. He retired in 2007.

He is survived by his former wife, Laney Crampton, his sister-in-law, Janet Gunnell and husband, William, of Summit, MS, his sister-in law, Susan Battle of Summit, MS, his brother-in-law, John Cadwallader of Baton Rouge, LA, his brother-in-law, the Reverend Douglas Cadwallader of Houston, TX, his aunt, Henrietta Jones of Meridian and numerous nieces and nephews.

A private memorial service will be held Monday, January 3, 2011 with burial to follow in the Semmes family cemetery in Meridian.

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 Roy, 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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