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.)




Sunday, October 5, 2014

Obituary of Algie Franklin Trussell, Jr.

Algie Franklin Trussell Jr., 74, died Sept. 25, 2014 at the home of his daughter in LaVerne, Calif. of complications from cancer. He graduated from Meridian High School in 1958, was in the U.S. Navy for two years and graduated from Mississippi College and Texas A & M University with a master degree in computer science.
He worked at the University Medical Center in Jackson in the computer department, Stephen A. Austin University in Nacogdoches, Texas in the computer department, World Vision International in Monrovia, Calif. as Director of Computer Services, Lawry’s as a consultant, in California, Director of International Business Institute (IBI), China, V.P. of Educational Services International, China for 12 years. He lived in Thailand for eight years and traveled to 45 countries.

A memorial service was held in LaVerne, Calif.

He is survived by three daughters, Sheryl Trussell Shwetz (Steve), Julia Trussell McCloskey (Patrick), Suzanne Trussell Ogstad (Brian); 12 grandchildren: Sam Shwetz, Spencer Shwetz, Sawyer Shwetz, Nathan Trussell, Candace Adams, Brad Adams, Jordan Butler, Nicholas McCloskey, Hannah Ogstad, Claire Ogstad, Regan Ogstad and Cooper Ogstad; sister, Debbie Trussell Hunter (Lawrence); nephew, Michael (Mickey), Makamson (Julie); nieces, Claire Makamson Buchanon (Wayne), Danette Parker Crowe (Tim), Lisa Parker Griffin (Tom), Tracy Parker Tillman (Frankie) and special cousins, Allen Clearman Jr. and Sharon Clearman Seal (Al).

He was preceded in death by his parents, Algie Franklin and Mona Correll Trussell Sr. and sister, Julia Ann Trussell Parker.

He moved back to Meridian in October of 2013.


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.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Eternal rest, grant unto Al, 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.