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 ~

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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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Memorial Service For Bertha Dearing Hull

Visitation from 10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.
Mass at 11:00 A.M.
Luncheon to follow in Parish Hall

Friday, August 11, 2017

Two 1960 Classmates Die Within Two Days

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 ~ 

Visitation from 10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.
Mass at 11:00 A.M.
Luncheon to follow in Parish Hall
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