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 ~
The sad news was reported today by Pat Millett that two of her classmates, Bertha Dearing Hull (SFXA-1960) and David Kinnebrew (SAHS-1960), had passed away in the past two days.
We have reached an age where such news should not come as a shock, but it does, she said. Our thoughts and sincerest condolences for the families of both.
David C Kinnebrew ~
David Clark Kinnebrew, 75, went home to our Heavenly Father on Tuesday, August 8, 2017. Visitation is 5-8 pm Thursday, August 10, 2017, at Ott and Lee Funeral Home in Brandon. Services are 12:30 pm Friday at Ott and Lee Funeral Home in Brandon with a 3 pm graveside in Greenlawn Gardens in Vicksburg. Rev. Steven Clark will officiate.
David was a native of New Orleans and has been a longtime resident of Pearl. He was an Army Veteran and was an active member of Skyway Hills Baptist Church in Pearl. David retired as a supervisor from the U.S. Postal Service in 1999 and was currently working with Mississippi Mortuary Service in Pearl.
Survivors include his wife, Diane Lawrence Kinnebrew of Pearl; sons, Wesley E. Kinnebrew (Kelly) of Denham Springs, LA and Hal Kinnebrew of Walker, LA; daughter, Patricia Lee Kinnebrew of Jackson; sister, Joan Reynolds of Greenville, AL and grandchildren, Dylan Earl Kinnebrew, Leah Diane Kinnebrew, Hailey Jade Kinnebrew and Levi Garrett Kinnebrew. David was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Veda Kinnebrew, and daughter, Cynthia Ann Kinnebrew. Bertha Dearing Hull ~ MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR BERTHA DEARING HULL SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 2017 ST. MICHAEL'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, VICKSBURG, MS Visitation from 10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. Mass at 11:00 A.M. Luncheon to follow in Parish Hall
Vicksburg native, graduate of St. Francis Xavier Academy in 1964.
First UM Female Provost, Carolyn Ellis Staton, Passes Away At Age 71 - HottyToddy.com
Carolyn Ellis Staton, 71, died May 19, 2017, at her home in Oxford, MS. A memorial service will be held Monday, May 22, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at Paris-Yates Chapel on the Campus of the University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS (parking will be available in the circle). Visitation will be held Sunday, May 21, 2017 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Waller Funeral Home. In conjunction with her easy-going spirit, the family welcomes casual clothing.
Born in Vicksburg, MS, to the late John and Marguerite Shibley Ellis, Mrs. Staton received her Bachelor’s degree at Tulane University, her Master’s degree at Columbia University and her Juris Doctor at Yale University. At the University of Mississippi, she served as a Law Professor, Interim Dean at the Law School, Associate Provost and retired as Provost in 2009. Staton became the first female to hold the title of Provost at the University of Mississippi. As Provost, she facilitated the creation of the University of Mississippi residential colleges and the Croft Institute. She expanded on the ideas of others in the creation of the Honor’s College.
She was a dedicated and loving wife of 33 years and a loving mother to three boys. She found great joy in her travels overseas and prided herself on enabling her children to travel. She was a veteran of the United States Army Reserve JAG Corps where she achieved the rank of Captain. She served on the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Service in the 1990s at the Pentagon.
She is survived by her husband William Staton of Oxford, MS; sons, William “Will” Staton and his fiancé, Katrina of Washington, DC, Thom Staton of Asheville, NC and Michael Staton of Hooksett, NH and brothers, David Ellis of Hilton Head, SC and Robert Ellis of Memphis, TN.
Memorial contributions in Mrs. Staton’s memory may be made to the Carolyn Ellis Staton Scholarship in Law Endowment, University of Mississippi Foundation, 406 University Avenue, Oxford, MS 38655 in lieu of flowers.
Alumni Banquet of St. Al/St. Francis Catholic School in Vicksburg, MS. Class of 1957 who were 60 year graduates. Left to right: Rad Styron and wife, Linda Jones Styron, Shirley Farish, Paula Brichetto Noble, Mary Nell Garvin McMaster and her husband, Wayne McMaster.
Only three Class of 1959 graduates attended the 2017 annual alumni banquet. Left to right, Myrtle Loviza Alvarado, Marian Ann Love and Sue McNamara Fowler. No classmates from St. Aloysius High School attended.
Mrs. Lauderdale, her daughter, Jane Lauderdale Flowers and daughter Christin Flowers Matthews sat with us at the table.
Mrs. Lauderdale getting a big hug from Father P. J. Curley.
Peter Pikul speaking at the banquet.
Roll Callof Classes by Lindsey Doyle Bradley, '02
Secretary/Treasurer, Alumni Association
Introduction of the Class of 2017 by Chesley Sadler Lambiotte, '96
Senior Sponsor, St. Aloysius High School
Message from the Class of 2017 by Olivia Curtis
President, Class of 2017
Remarks from the Class of 1967
by Tricia Guider Sadler ~ St. Francis Xavier Class of 1967
by Peter Pikul ~ St. Aloysius Class of 1967
Charitable TrustPresentation by Rob Amborn, '01
President, Alumni Association
Development Foundation Report by Ann Farrell Roberson, '94