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.)

FACEBOOK PAGE FOR CLASS OF 1958
https://www.facebook.com/groups/MHS58/



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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Carey Ann Sanford Dalton, Deceased, Video

http://web.photodex.com/view/xb4gc2x4/?watch-xb4gc2x4

Click link to go to this beautiful video on the life of Carey.

Sylvia Clark White, Deceased, Video

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I found this video on Sylvia's page at the funeral home, looking for information on Tommy White. Video has lots of good videos of both of them.  Sylvia passed away in April 2016.

If the above video will not open for you, here is link to funeral home video:  http://www.rosemortuary.com/obituaries/Sylvia-White-3/#!/PhotosVideos/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000001/TributeVideo

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Meridian High School Baseball State Champions 1957


CLICK PHOTO TO SEE LARGE, FULL IMAGE


Posted in memory of all, but today especially in memory of James Tillman, 2nd row, third from left.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Obituary for James Tillman, Husband of Rita Monette Tillman

Graveside services for James Tillman will be held Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens with Robert Barham Family Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Tillman, age 77, of Meridian passed away Sunday, December 18, 2016 at his son’s home in Madison, Mississippi.

James graduated from Mississippi State University and married Rita Monette on December 18, 1959. He practiced accounting and was a well-respected CPA in Meridian for over 55 years. He was a loyal Mississippi State Bulldog and proud father and grandfather.

He is survived by his sons, James “Jim” Tillman Jr. (Emily) and Steve Tillman (Dana); grandsons, James “Tripp” Tillman III, Jacob Tillman, Isaac Tillman and Elijah Tillman; brother, Joe Tillman; uncle, Ray Little; and numerous other cousins and family members.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rita Monette Tillman and parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Tillman.

Pallbearers will be Selby Salter, Will Hudson, Richard Clayton, Frank Brewer, Wayne Anders, Billy Anders, Johnny Herrington, Irvin Martin, Ronnie Massey, Charles Hurst, Clay Tillman and Eric Tillman.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the 1957 State Baseball Championship Team.

Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at robertbarhamffh.com.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, December 20, 2016 from 10:00-11:00am at Robert Barham Family Funeral Home.

Monday, December 19, 2016

One in Heart and Mind, Now and Forever

May your days be merry and bright,
filled with God's blessings on you and your family.
A Menorah in front of Christmas tree
at Brandenberg Gate, Berlin, Germany.

 Two Symbols One God

My prayer is that as these December days come again,
year after year, may our class continue
 to be one in our affection and care for one another.

Peace and All Good, Ouida

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“As Christians and Jews, following the example of the faith of Abraham, we are called to be a blessing to the world. This is the common task awaiting us. It is therefore necessary for us, Christians and Jews, to first be a blessing to one another.”  - John Paul II on the 50th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising

James Tillman, Deceased, Husband of Rita Tillman


James and Rita Tillman
Married December 19, 1959


James Tillman continued his journey December 18, 2016, at age 77,
 joining Rita who preceded him on December 2, 2008.


Love & Prayers for their sons, James and Steve.

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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 James Tillman, 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.


Saturday, December 10, 2016

Anthony Victor Mann, Deceased, Brother of Tee Mann

From Tee's FaceBook page.

We are the issue of Justine and Isham Mann, pictured here on a happier day. From left, Anthony Victor, Tarpley Blair and Timothy Isham. Last night Tim and I lost our brother to interstitial lung disease. He came to visit for Thanksgiving, developed shortness of breath, was hospitalized and remained in ICU until he died. In addition to his siblings he is survived by three nieces, a nephew, and six great nieces and nephews and his girlfriend of ten years, Joy Sawyer. Life events alter one's perspective. Basically, all I need is the air that I breathe. And, to love.




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 Anthony Victor Mann, 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.