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, April 24, 2013

Arnold Ozell Reeder, Brother of Maxine Reeder Strickland

Arnold Ozell Reeder, age 78, of LaGrange, Texas passed away while on vacation in Tijuana, Mexico on Thursday April 18, 2013.

Ozell was born on Sunday, April 14, 1935 in Meridian, Mississippi to Arnold Lee and Flora Reeder. After achieving his Bachelor's degree in aeronautical engineering, Ozell worked as an aeronautical engineer for North American Aviation in Downey, California for about 20 years. He was a country boy to the bone and enjoyed spending his time in the woods, hunting for squirrel and rabbit, fishing for bass and catfish, and just enjoying the beauty of nature. Ozell traveled the world learning all he could about different cultures and traditions.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Daniel Lee Reeder and his sister Gayle Hayes. Ozell is survived by his brother, Jerry (Janie) Reeder of Hemet, California; sister, Maxine (Bill) Strickland of LaGrange. Texas; sister, Cathy Philbin of Houston, Texas; and several loving Aunts and Uncles, Nieces and Nephews and very close friends.

Ozell will be laid to rest during a private family gathering at a later date. Ozell touched many lives and will be truly missed by all those who were honored to know him and who loved him.

SOURCE: Miller-Jones Mortuary & Crematory , Hemet, CA 92543


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 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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