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, April 8, 2016

Sylvia Ann Clark White

Sylvia's Story
Sylvia Ann Clark White - age 75, went to be with her Savior on Thursday, April 7, 2015 after a 14 year walk with Alzheimer’s disease.

Born November 6, 1940 in Meridian, Mississippi. She was nurtured in a loving family who was active at Highland Baptist Church. After graduating from Meridian High School in 1958, she pursued a teaching degree at Mississippi State College for Women (MSCW) and then later earned her Masters at the University of Alabama.

She spent 10.years teaching at West Hills Elementary in Meridian and then later 23 years in the Knox County school system at Cedar Bluff Primary and Ball Camp Elementary both in Knoxville, Tennessee.

She was a long time member of Central Baptist Church of Bearden in Knoxville where she was the 2nd grade children’s choir director and enjoyed singing in the adult choir.

She was also a member and officer of Alpha Delta Kappa teaching sorority and thoroughly enjoyed the comradery of fellow teachers and educators. She will be remembered as a true Southern lady with a contagious laugh.

She is remembered with love by her devoted husband of 45+ years, James Thomas (Tommy) White; her faithful brother, Dr. Bobby Clark and his wife Cherry, sister-in-law, Debbie Baker and her husband Frank; her daughters, Virginia White Carter (Brett) and Allison White Little (Jason); her grandchildren, Ella, Libby and Andy Carter and Hudson, Maddox, and Sarah Katherine Little, and her sister-like cousin Faye Carol McElroy Hughes Ferguson, along with many other cousins and extended family.

Preceded in death by: her mother, Gladys Virginia McElroy Clark, her father, William Franklin (W.F.) Clark and her brother, William Charles (Billy) Clark.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made towards a cure to Alzheimer’s disease for those who follow: Part the Cloud specifically directs these funds towards research with the highest probability of slowing, stopping or ultimately curing Alzheimer's disease. We are honored that you would remember Sylvia in this way.

We grieve not like those without hope, but as those whose only Hope is in Jesus. Sylvia’s Hope was in Him and for that above all else, we are thankful.

A graveside service will be held at Magnolia Cemetery in Meridian, Mississippi on Sunday at 3:00 pm. The family will then receive friends on Tuesday from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Central Baptist Bearden in Knoxville. Online condolences may be made 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 Sylvia Ann Clark White, 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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