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, February 2, 2012

Joyce Thompson Rogers Obituary

January 29, 2012
Joyce “Sister” Rogers

Services for Joyce Rogers will be held Friday, February 3, 2012 at 10 am at Webb Chapel with Rev. Wayne Edwards and Rev. Gerald Chaney officiating. Burial will be in Cokers Chapel UMC Cemetery with James F. Webb Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Rogers, 71, of Meridian, died Sunday, January 29, 2012 at Mission Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina. She was a member of Midway Baptist Church. She worked at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center as a Registered Nurse for 28 years until her retirement in 2003.

She is survived by her children, Melanie Rogers Clark and her significant other Dave Williams of Asheville, North Carolina and Elvin Kyle Rogers of Meridian; sisters, Gail Henson, Betty Clark and her husband John, and Jan Fisher and her husband Gary; nieces and nephews: Karen Fisher and husband Randy, Steve Gressett and wife Carrie, Connie Rigdon, Ty Clark and wife Cindy, Kim Brackeen and husband Mike, Jason Clark and wife Jennifer, Kerry Henson, Amy Gentry and husband Freddie, and Gary Fisher, Jr.; several great nieces and nephews; and special friend, Milo Beesley.

She is preceded in death by her parents, A.B. and Jean Thompson; and her former husband, Elvin “Bo” Rogers.

Pallbearers will be Steve Gressett, Jason Clark, Kerry Henson, Randy Fisher, Freddie Gentry, and Mike Brackeen.

Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at

Visitation will be Thursday from 5-8 pm at the funeral home.


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 Joyce, 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.

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