Class of 1959

We, the Class of 1959, celebrated our 50th class reunion on April 24 and 25, 2009. This blog is about sharing memories of our class reunions and a long ago life at our Alma Mater's, S.F.X.A. and S.A.H.S. Good memories of days gone by but not forgotten! A gift to my classmates. ~Marian Love Phillips ~

Monday, October 02, 2017

Prayers For Our Classmate, Ina Lott Whittington

Our classmate, Ina Lott Whittington is having hip surgery again today in Jackson.  Please keep her in your prayers.  I will be updating you on her progress.

Prayers for all our classmates who are suffering from health issues as well.   May God bless and heal you! 

Update:  10-4-2017 - I talked to Rhonda, Ina's daughter and said the Dr. could not repair her broken hip and had to put in a new hip implant.  She is resting well and will be going to a nursing home in a few days to continue her recovery.  Please continue to keep our classmate in your prayers.

10-7-2017 - Ina was moved to The Bluff Rehab & Healthcare by ambulance from Jackson to Vicksburg.  If you would like to send get well wishes, please send to her home address at 109 Colonial Drive, Vicksburg, MS  39180.  She is recovering well and in good spirits.  

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Paranormal Investigation Fundraiser Event

Mississippi Paranormal Society will be co-hosting a paranormal investigation fundraising event with the Southern Cultural Heritage Center on Saturday, October 28th at the Southern Cultural Heritage Center from 7pm-2am.

Tickets are $50 per person. There will be a limited number of tickets available, and you must purchase tickets in advance! All proceeds will go to the Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation/Center.

Event details include:
~ 7pm: Meet & Greet to kick things off
~ An introduction to paranormal equipment
~ A Halloween costume contest
~ A full hands-on paranormal investigation with the MPS Crew
~ A raffle
~ Cash bar
~ Snacks will be provided
~ We may add a few more things to the event so we can try to raise more money, so BRING YOUR CASH!

This is a HUGE event! Huge as in investigating 3 buildings that take up an entire city block! This is the paranormal event you do not want to miss!

#MsParaSociety #SouthernCulturalHeritageFoundation #Paranormal#Ghosts #Vicksburg #Mississippi #GhostHunting #Fundraiser#HalloweenEvent

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Sister Margaret Ann Clearing the Roadways After IRMA

Miami-Dade Police Department added 2 photos and a video.
One of our off duty officers was happy to find Sister Margaret Ann of Archbishop Coleman F. Carroll High School pitching in by cutting trees to clear the neighborhood roadways. As we recover from #HurricaneIrma, these acts of kindness remind us all that we are #OneCommunity in #MiamiDadeCounty🙏 Thank you Sister and all of our neighbors that are working together to get through this! #MiamiDadeStrong

Way to go, Sister Margaret Ann!

Monday, September 04, 2017

An Update On Classmate and Cousins

I just talked to Theresa and she said that Chuck made it to their lake house fine driving three hours from their home in Katy.  All the homes in the neighborhood had gone under water but their house was saved. She said it came up to the lip of the back door.  Only one of their vehicles got water in it. The neighbors are putting all their wet furniture out of their lawns.  A horrible sight to see!  I have been there years ago when our home went under water with three feet.  We finally moved out of the Hamilton Heights subdivision closer into town and FEMA bought the house and tore it down.

In my cousin's own words - John has been working very hard along with his son doing rescue. Finally gets to bring his wife and child back to their home (Cullen Park & Estates) which had very little mishap but he is having some problems with his feet from being in the water so much and it worries me. I've told him to go see an army medic at one of the setup evacuation centers ASAP to get it checked out because not all doctors are available. Many even have been flooded. Pray hard for all those in harm's way with waters from the dam still coming.

The Addrick Reservoir and the other is the Barker Reservoir both on the west side of Houston. My son lives near the Addrick's Reservoir which would be above him and the Barker is slightly below his home they are both releasing water to get the levels down in the event of future rain and said this say can go on for anywhere from another 2 weeks to a month or more. So a large area on the west side is still flooded and everything is emptying into the Buffalo River. You can check on Houston news live to see exactly the areas flooded.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Prayers For Classmate, Cousins & All Affected By Hurricane Harvey

Sending out prayers for our classmate, Theresa Martin Kitowski and her husband, Chuck who lives in Katy, TX and involved in the flooding from Hurricane Harvey. I spoke to Theresa who was at their lake house at Marble Falls, TX on Lake Travis and she was alright but Chuck was at their home in Katy and the water was all around their home and right at their back door.

Also, my cousin John Peters who lives in Houston, TX and his mother, Gretchen who lives in Louisiana, had this to say about her son's situation.....He had no water in his house as of this morning but water from the dam (the reservoir near his house) is still being released and they say it could be as long as a week before the levels get back to normal and until then there's a chance that those who have not flooded could still get water in their homes. We have friends along Buffalo Bayou also who are praying that water will not come into their is close very close, so now it's wait-and-see...just keep praying for everyone. My son's family has evacuated to College Station, TX and he went back to Houston to help.

Please keep Theresa, Chuck, my cousins in your prayers and everyone affected and displaced by this terrible catastrophe that has hit our homeland and our loved ones.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Bertha Dearing Hull ~ Obituary

Bertha Dearing Hull, long time resident of Vicksburg, passed away Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, in her home surrounded by her family. She was 74.
She was born Nov. 4, 1942, in Mobile, Ala.  She moved to Vicksburg as a young girl, attending and graduating from St. Francis Xavier Academy in the Class of 1960.  
She married Greg Hull July 16, 1960. In their 57 years of marriage, they had four children, Greg, Denise, Charlotte, and Billy.
She worked at Merchants Bank and then moved to the Bank of Vicksburg, where she became the first female branch manager in Vicksburg.  Although she had various occupations through the years, her most treasured role was being a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She was a long-standing member of St. Michael Catholic Church serving on several church committees through her years as a parishioner.
She is survived by her husband, Greg Sr.; her children, Greg Hull Jr. (Suzanne), Denise Thompson (Chuck) and Charlotte Coulter, all of Vicksburg, and Billy Hull (Kimberly) of Springdale, Ark; 10 grandchildren, Haylee Hull Nix (Andrew) of Gluckstadt, Hannah Hull Bonelli (Joey), Cheyenne Coulter McKnight, both of Vicksburg, Kayla Coulter of Prentiss, Shelby Hull of Springdale, Anna Marie Thompson, Meredith Hull, Brandon Thompson, Maddie Hull, all of Vicksburg, and Hayden Hull of Ark.; three great-grandchildren, Halle Grace Bonelli, Calvin James McKnight, both of Vicksburg and Emma Ryan Nix of Gluckstadt. 
The family would like to express a special thank you to Dr. Russell Barnes, Dr. Murray Whitaker, Dr. David Halinski and the staff at St. Joseph Hospice, especially nurses Stephanie Lumpkin, CeCe Cobb, Kim Kittrell, Haley Kirby, as well as the Hometown Medical staff.
The family will honor Bertha with a memorial service at St. Michael Catholic Church. Visitation will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, with the memorial service following. After the service, everyone will gather in the parish hall for a luncheon.
In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in her name. Donations can be made online at or mailed to P. O. Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Brothers' School

St. Francis Xavier Academy, Vicksburg, Mississippi

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