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, May 27, 2018

Samuel G. Grimes, Jr., deceased, husband of Lynn Johnson Grimes

Samuel Grimes Obituary

Samuel Glyde Grimes, Jr., 1941-2018

Samuel G. Grimes, age 77 passed away on Thursday, May 24, 2018. Sam was a native of New Orleans and a longtime resident of the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

He retired from the U.S. Navy after 22 years of service and from the Gulfport/Biloxi VA after 22 years. Sam was a Vietnam Vet and held a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from University of Southern Mississippi.

He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Lynne Grimes; daughter, Terri Graham (Chuck); grandson, Taylor Morse (fiancé, Brittany Routzahn); sister, Marian LoCicero of New Orleans; sister-in-law, Donna Jill Johnson of Meridian; three step-daughters, Kim Ross (Mike), Pam Parker (Jesse), Kim Ross (Mike)and Shari Miller (Robert); 10 Grandchildren and 7 Great-Grandchildren.

Sam was a loving husband, father, step-father, grandfather, brother, and uncle. His greatest joy was spending time with his best friend and devoted wife, Lynne.

He loved playing golf with his buddies almost daily and was an avid LSU fan. Sam was a gourmet chef with a New Orleans flair and kept an immaculate yard. Deeply patriotic and loyal, he was a friend you would in your "foxhole".

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations made to The Humane Society of South Mississippi.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, May 28, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Pass Christian, with a visitation for family and friends from 10:00 AM until the service. Burial will be at Biloxi National Cemetery Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 10:00 AM.

RIEMANN FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 9113 Kiln-Delisle Rd., Pass Christian is assisting the family.

An online obituary may be viewed and condolences and photos shared at
Published in The Sun Herald from May 25 to May 27, 2018

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 Sam, 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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