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, April 7, 2016

Paul E. Graves, Sr.

Graveside services for Paul E. Graves Sr. will be held Thursday, March 20, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at Forest Lawn Cemetery, with Dr. Danny Lanier officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery with Robert Barham Family Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Graves, 74, of Meridian died Sunday, March 16, 2014, at Anderson Regional Medical Center.

He is survived by his wife of fifty-five years, Vickie Windus Graves, of Meridian; daughter, Susan Graves Stokes of Meridian; son, Paul E. Graves, Jr. of Enterprise; grandchildren, Erin Beaudon Cain, Andrew David Beaudon, Eric Victor Graves, Joshua Graves, Jessica Graves, Justin Graves, Jayden Graves, and Angel Graves; five great grandchildren; sister, Sue Goldman of Meridian; brother, Bernell Graves of Virginia Beach, Virginia; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents M. A. and Estelle Graves and his son, John David Graves.

The family request memorials be made to Prayers for Sophia, 9431 Eastside Drive Ext., Suite G, Newton, MS  39345

Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at

Visitation will be held Thursday, March 20, 2014, from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Robert Barham Family Funeral Home.


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 Paul E. Graves, Sr., 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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