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 18, 2013

Flynt Lamar Smith, Brother of Minor Smith

Lamar Smith passed away on July 5, 2013, and services were held on July 9th at Robert Barham Family Funeral Home with burial in Meridian Memorial Park. Lamar was 85 years old.

Lamar was a retired Lieutenant Colonel with the 186th ARW Mississippi Air National Guard. He was also a retired city and rural letter carrier for the United States Postal Service. He was a Merit Life Deacon at Highland Baptist Church where he taught Sunday School for over 60 years.

Survivors include his daughters, Sandra Kay Eubanks and husband, Jim, of Collinsville, MS; Deborah Ann Braswell and husband, Graham, of Jackson, AL; his son, Gary Lamar Smith of Ridgeland, MS; grandchildren, Aaron Shaun Eubanks and wife, Kim; Shannon Leigh Bedsole and husband, Shane; Ashley Randolph and husband, Jason; Wesley Braswell and wife, Nicole; Braeden Smith, and Carruth Smith; great grandchildren, Erin, Ethan, Sydney, Caleb, Kaylee, Delaney, Jacob, and Olivia; brother, James Minor Smith; sister-in-law, Ruth Easter; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Frances Tims Smith; parents, Flynt and Ethel Smith; brother, Lester Smith, and sister, Claire Powers.

Memorials may be made to the Highland Baptist Church Building Fund, Music Ministry, or Child Development Center.

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 Lamar, 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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