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.)




Thursday, July 7, 2011

Everette Woodley Clayton, Jr., Obituary

Everette Woodley Clayton, Jr., 71, of Headland passed away on Thursday, July 7, 2011 at his residence.

A memorial service will be held at 3pm on Monday July 11, 2011 at Sunset Funeral Home with Rev. Ed Wright officiating. Interment with Military Honors will follow in Sunset Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 pm prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mr. Clayton was born June 5, 1940 in Meridian, MS and lived there the early part of his life. He served in the U.S. Air Force Air National Guard. Mr. Clayton moved to Dothan in 1965 and was employed with Girly Refining Comp-any for 18 years and later with Hathcock Remodeling for 18 years until his retirement in 2006. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed deer hunting and fishing. Mr. Clayton was a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Dothan.

He was preceded in death by his father Everette Woodley Clayton, Sr., his mother Mary Alice Clayton Dearman, and his stepfather Robert Earl Dearman. Survivors include his wife of 51 years Carol Clayton of Headland; sons, Everette W. Clayton, III (Becky) of Dothan and Cory Clayton (Brittney) of Dothan; his daughter Candy Jordan (Stephen) of Fernandina Beach, FL; 6 grandchildren, Cole Clayton, Clint Clayton, Reese Jordan, Libby Jordan, Turner Clayton, and Caroline Clayton; a brother Jimmy Clayton (Ginger) of Gulf Port, MS; a sister Patsy Reynolds (Jack) of Avon, IN; several nieces and nephews also survive.


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 Everette, 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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