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, February 14, 2014

Rosa Frances Rowzee Pettey, Mother of Mary Pettey Moore

(Died February 13, 2014)

Graveside services for Rosa Frances Rowzee Pettey will be held Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Magnolia Cemetery with Dr. Carl White officiating. Robert Barham Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Pettey, age 101, of Meridian, died Thursday, February 13, 2014 at Golden Living Center. She was born on February 27, 1912, in Decatur, Mississippi and graduated from Decatur High School and from the second class of East Central Junior College. Mrs. Pettey retired from the Department of Human Services after 25 years of service. She was a member of Highland Baptist Church for 75 years where she taught Sunday school for over 50 years.

Survivors include her children, Leneal Massey (Hookey), Mary Moore, and Joe Pettey (Judy); grandchildren, Donnie Massey (Charlotte), Beth Dorman (Anthony), Isabel Corley (Phillip), Carol Fletcher (Brent), David Pettey (Heather), Bobby Wallace (Missy), and Tracie Hallberg; seventeen great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; sister Lina Sartor; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Carson Pettey; parents, Samuel Joseph Rowzee and Maryanne Rebecca Brewer Rowzee; son-in-law Thomas K. Moore; sister Emma Addy; and brothers Samuel and Harold Rowzee.

In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be made to Highland Baptist Church.

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 Hunter, 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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