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.)




Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Virginia Horton Carmichael, Teacher, MHS

Mrs. Carmichael, 82, of Meridian, died Friday, December 16, 2011 in Asheville, NC. She taught school for 37 years with 35 of those years at Meridian High School, where she was chairperson of the business Education Department for 20 years. She was also an Intensive Business Training instructor and Vocational Office Training Coordinator. Mrs. Carmichael received a Masters’ Degree and Ed.s from the University of Southern Mississippi where she was a member of Kappa Delta Pi & Pi Omega Pi honor societies in education. She also received her AAA teaching certification in 1973. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma for 44 years, serving as president of Gamma chapter for 4 years. Mrs. Carmichael was a member of Retired Teachers Association for the past 23 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church for over 55 years. Survivors include her daughters, Debra Carmichael Scheer and her husband Tom of Asheville, NC, Janet L. Carmichael of Madison, MS; granddaughter, Jennifer L. Patty of Charlotte, NC; nieces, Dianne Wood and Denise Johnson. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rolfe M. Horton and Vada McDill Horton; brothers, James M. Horton and Marcus O. Horton; nephew, Douglas Horton. In lieu of flowers and gifts memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at


December 18, 2011

The Meridian Star


Private services will be held for Virginia Horton Carmichael. Robert Barham Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Carmichael, 82, of Meridian, died Friday, December 16, 2011 in Asheville, N.C.

Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at

Visitation will be held today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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

(Mrs. Carmichael taught typing and shorthand at MHS in the 50's.  She was one of my teachers, and after we graduated, she later became a good friend of my mother.  I would see her from time to time, and she remained always so very kind and caring towards me and my mother.)

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