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.)




Friday, August 30, 2013

Robert J. 'Bob' Kozman, Husband of Carolyn Tanner Kozman

Graveside services for Robert J. “Bob” Kozman were held Wednesday [August 28th, 2013] at 10 a.m. at Mt. View Baptist Church Cemetery, with the Rev. Frankie Boyette officiating. Burial will be in Mt. View Baptist Church Cemetery where he was a member.  Robert Barham Family Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Kozman, 75, of Meridian died Friday at his home [August 23].

He was a member of Mt. View Baptist Church and was a retired boilermaker. Mr. Kozman was a member of Boilermakers Union # 105 of Piketon, Ohio.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Tommie Carolyn Kozman of Meridian; daughter, Jo Carol Livingston and her husband Mack of Meridian; grandchildren, Robert Livingston and Sara Livingston; brother, Anthony Kozman and his wife Evelyn of Middlebury, Ind.

The family requests memorials be made to the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society or Gideon’s International.

Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at

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 Bob, 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.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Witherspoon's 100th Anniversary Open House in 1988

Peggy Edwards asked me to post this.  She and her sister Shirley went to Witherspoon's 1988 100th Anniversary Open House.  L to R:  Neva Griffin, who I think was a teacher, then Principal, Shirley Edwards Palmes, and Austin Johnston, who taught 5th Grade (I remember her teaching Geography), and Peggy.
Thanks for sending this, Peggy!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Coach Allgood and Wife, Irene

Jim Farmer asked me to let everyone know that Coach Billy Allgood and his wife, Irene, will attend the Oliver Buntin Night of Remembrance.  This will make the night so special.  Make your reservation ASAP.  See previous post for more information.

Thursday, August 15, 2013