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, July 11, 2011


It is with sympathy and sorrow that we post Jo Ann's obituary:

Jo Ann White, 71, a long-term resident of Destin, Fla., died July 7, 2011, after a brief, but courageous battle with cancer.

She loved to travel the world, enjoyed being with her friends, and cherished the Destin area.

Jo Ann is survived by one brother, Jim Mills; one sister, Betty Sharman of Meridian, Miss.; two sons, David and Brad White of Hattiesburg, Miss.; a daughter, Connie White of Destin; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, July 10, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. downstairs at Harbor Docks in Destin.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Jo Ann's name may be made to the Okaloosa County Board of Commissioners, 302 N. Wilson St., Suite 302, Crestview, FL 32536. The funds will go to the local Okaloosa Emergency Management Agency to help support disaster preparedness and response efforts.

Published in Northwest Florida Daily News on July 9, 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.

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