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, June 12, 2011

The Help


Jackson, MS in the 60's - will bring you laughter, tears and reminders of old memories.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

George W. Jones, Husband of Millie Majors Jones

Funeral services for George William Jones will be held Thursday, at 11 a.m., at Stephens Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Ruffin officiating. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery with Stephens Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Jones, 79, of Meridian, died Monday, June 6, 2011, at his home. He started his career in insurance with Liberty National Insurance and retired from Mutual Savings as District Manager. He also owned and operated his own business, Benefits for Seniors, for several years. He was a very active member of Poplar Springs Drive Baptist Church where he served on various committees. He was a Deb Dad, member of Oakland Heights Masonic Lodge where he was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of The Scottish Rite Meridian Consistory.

Survivors include his wife, Millie Majors Jones of Meridian; daughters: Melanie M. Mann and her husband Bruce of Brandon, Michelle M. Boyd of Brookhaven, and Patricia J. Herrington and her husband Greg of Magee; sons: Scott McQuaig and his wife Kelly of Meridian, and Jack H. Jones of Jackson; seven grandchildren: Jessica McQuaig and Hunter McQuaig of Meridian, Natalie Leach and Jacob Gillian Boyd of Brookhaven, and Megan Jones of Magee; and brother, John H. Jones Jr. of Terry.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hanners, and Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Jones Sr.; and a son, George Jones Jr.

Memorials may be made to Poplar Springs Drive Baptist Church.

Pallbearers will be Wade Allen, Robert Coulter, Jackie Roberson, Alvis Smith and Harold Spence.

The family wants to express their heartfelt thanks to personnel of PDN and Hospice Compassus.

Visitation will be Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., at Stephens Funeral Home.

Source: The Meridian Star, June 8, 2011

"Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen."

Friday, June 3, 2011

Television Program on Alzheimer's

Dr. Vincent Fortanasce, M.D., one of the featured guests on this program, wrote a book entitled The Anti-Alzheimer's Prescription which I purchased before our class reunion. At our class reunion, one of our medical classmates recommended the book to me, and I told him I had bought it a few months before.

This video mentions the D.E.A.R. program: diet, exercise, accentuate your brain's reserve, and rest and relaxation. Here is the website: