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.)




Monday, March 2, 2015

Nancy Walker Ellis

Many may remember Nancy Walker Ellis as your gym teacher at Kate Griffin.  She passed away on February 7th.  The following is her obituary from Robert Barham Family Funeral Home:

Services for Nancy Walker Ellis will be held Tuesday, February 10, 2015, at 11:30 a.m. in the chapel of Robert Barham Family Funeral Home, with Reverend Wayne Smith officiating. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery, with Robert Barham Family Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Ellis, age 88, of Collinsville, passed away Saturday, February 7, 2015, at her home.  Mrs. Ellis taught school for 32 years in the Meridian Public School System. She was a longtime member of 15th Avenue Baptist Church. Nancy will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend.

Survivors include her daughters, Nancy Dallas and her husband, Ronnie, and Hattye Drew and her husband, Bill; grandchildren, Jason Watson and his wife, Katie, Dee Dallas, Anna Theriault and her husband, Chad, and Allison Dallas; great-granddaughter, Maggie Watson; nieces, Martha Ann Harris and her husband, Richard, Debbie Baker and her husband, Frank; nephew, Grey Cobb and his wife, Becky.

She was preceded in death by her husband, W.D. Ellis; parents, Harris and Augusta Walker; and brother, Harris A. Walker.

The family requests memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital and 15th Avenue Baptist Church Building Fund.

Pallbearers will be Grey Cobb, Richard Harris, Tommy Hitt, Ralph Severance, Mark McPhail, Jimmy Boatner, and Donald Belvin. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Jones, Charles Alderman, Billy Harold Smith, Frank Baker, Phillip Price, Rusty Williams and Wade Shirley.

Family and friends may sign the guestbook at

Visitation will be held Monday, February 9, from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.

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 Nancy Walker Ellis,
and let perpetual light shine upon her.
May the souls of the faithful departed
through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.

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