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 ~

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Close Your Eyes

Classmates - Most of this we have seen before.  But we all remember most of it.  So take a minute to enjoy some memories.  Be sure you have your sound up.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Chevy '57 '58 & '59

Hi Classmates!  Here’s a look at the New 789 Chevy!”

I thought you might enjoy looking at this unusual Chevy.  It's a '57, '58 &'59 Chevy All Rolled Into One!  This car was built by N2A motors (No Two Alike). 

          Unbelievable! The company is planning a production run of about 100 vehicles. It sits on a Corvette C6 chassis, front styled like a 57 Chevy, side like a 58, rear like a 59. Hence the designation, "789."

Is this is a great looking car, or What !!! 

You probably need to be at least 60 or 70 years old to really appreciate this!

Roe Vs. Wade

Dear Classmates,

This is the 38th anniversary of Roe Vs. Wade. I ask you to pray for our nation this weekend and remember the lives that have been impacted by this decision.  I have attached a picture of the Virgin Mary and child Jesus.  It is my favorite depiction of this setting.  I obtained it through Covenant House Florida which is a subsidiary of the well known originalCovenant House in New York responsible for shepherding many of God's children away from the drugs, pimps and other unsavory characters prowling about for the ruin of their souls.  It draws such a strong contrast to the reality of abortion.  It is titled "Kissing the Face of God."  God Bless America.


Thursday, January 13, 2011

Rev. John Cathel Volllor

The Rev. John Cathel Vollor, a Catholic priest for the Diocese of Jackson, died Monday, January 10, 2011, at St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital.  He was the pastor of St. Elizabeth and Immaculate Conception parishes in Clarksdale. 

Father Vollor is survived by his mother, Valera Meacham Vollor of Madison; his sister, Valera Derivaux of Huntsville, AL; and three brothers, the Rev. Bill Vollor of Hattiesburg, Tim Vollor (Wanda) of Auburn, AL, and Frank Vollor (Teri) of Vicksburg; and a number of nieces and nephews. 

He is predeceased by his father, William J. Vollor; a brother-in-law, Joe Derivaux; and a niece and a nephew.

Father Vollor was born February 24, 1942, in Vicksburg.  Educated in the Catholic schools of Vicksburg, he enlisted in the Marines and served three combat tours in Vietnam and was discharged as a corporal.

He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mississippi College and taught at St. Aloysius High School before entering the seminary.  He received a Master of Divinity from St. Meinard Abbey and was ordained a priest in 1979. 

In addition to Clarksdale, Father Vollor served in parishes in Jackson, Port Gibson, Indianola and West Point.

A funeral Mass will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 15, 2011, at St. Paul Catholic Church with visitation Friday evening from 5 until 7 at the church and again Saturday morning from 9 until the time of the service.  A wake service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at St. Paul.  Burial will be at Cedar Hills Cemetery.  A memorial Mass will be said at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Clarksdale on Monday, January 17, 2011, at 6 p.m. 

Riles Funeral Home has charge of arrangements

Donations may be made to your favorite charity in his memory.

[Rev. John Cathel Vollor was a 1960 graduate of St. Aloysius High School]

From Judy James Youngblood - "He had 5 angioplasties 20 years ago but never went for checkups or saw a doctor.  I don't think he was on any medication.  He had a persistent cough but he said it was what everyone else had and just took over the counter meds.  Christmas Eve he was very short of breath and told me he was just old...only 1 year older than I and I'm not that old to breathe like that.  That Monday he called Brother Frank and one of our parishioners took him to St. Dominic's in Jackson.  Upon evaluation, he had a leaky valve in his heart and had 5 bypasses, Emphysema and possible Diabetic (not sure about that).  His attitude was typical John Vollor, "I'm in a win, win situation.  I'll either get well and go back to work or die and go on to glory."  He always said the best day of your life is the day you die!"

Picture taken by Judy James Youngblood.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Father John C. Vollor

Funeral Mass
10:00 a.m. Saturday,
January 15, 2011
St. Paul's Catholic Church
Interment Service
Cedar Hill Cemetery
 5-7 p.m. Friday
at the church
Wake Service
7 p.m. Friday at the church

Sister Mary Clarissa Rose

St. Louis, Mo. ~ Sister Mary Clarissa Rose R.S.M., a Sister of Mercy and longtime teacher at St. Joseph High School, died at the Mercy Retirement Home in St. Louis, Mo., on Sunday, January 9, 2011.  She had been a resident there for the past two years.

Sister Clarissa is survived by her sister, Yvonne of Ridgeland; her sister-in-law, Margaret Jo Rose of Vicksburg; a nephew, Patrick Rose of Vicksburg; a niece, Jean Marie Rose Weissinger of Jackson; and the Mercy community.

Sister Clarissa was born in Biloxi in 1927, the daughter of Chester and Claire Brady Rose.  Her parents and brother, Chester, are deceased.

She entered the Sisters of Mercy in St. Louis and professed her vows in 1947.  She received a Bachelor of Science degree in business from Our Lady of the Lake College in San Antonio, Texas, and her Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana.

All of her years in ministry were spent in Mississippi.  She taught at St. Aloysius, Meridian; St. Joseph, Pass Christian; St. John Inter-Parochial High, Gulfport; St. Joseph, Greenville; St. Francis Xavier, Vicksburg; St. Aloysius, Vicksburg; and her last assignment was as a business education teacher and yearbook sponsor at St. Joseph, Jackson, where she taught for many years.  In her retirement, she volunteered with the BEGIN literacy program in Jackson and she served as Eucharist minister for St. Peter Cathedral.

Sister Clarissa was an avid alumna of Notre Dame and was active in the Jackson Notre Dame Club.

A prayer service will be held at St. Peter Cathedral Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, at 7 p.m., preceded by visitation from 5 until 7.  A funeral Mass will be said at St. Peter Cathedral at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 15, 2011, with Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home of Jackson in charge.  Burial at the Sisters of Mercy lot at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Vicksburg will bat at 2:30 p.m. with Riles Funeral Home of Vicksburg in charge.

Donations may be made to St. Joseph High School Chapel Fund, P. O. Box 2027, Madison, MS  39130 or Sisters of Mercy Ministry Fund, 2039 N. Geyer Road, St. Louis, MO  63131.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Albert L. Sullivan, Jr.

Albert L. "Chink" Sullivan, Jr. died Saturday, January 8, 2011.  He was 91. 

A lifelong resident of Vicksburg, Mr. Sullivan retired from Waterways Experiment Station after 35 years of service.  He served as grand knight and state advocate for the Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by his wife of more than 70 years, Lois Sullivan; four sons, Mickey Sullivan (Class of 1959), Bobby Sullivan, Jimmy Sullivan and Mike Sullivan; seven grandsons; one granddaughter; and 11 great grandchildren.

Private services were held under the direction of Riles Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Vicksburg Catholic School, 1900 Grove St., Vicksburg, MS  39183 or to St. Michael Catholic Church, 100 St. Michael Place, Vicksburg, MS  39180.
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