Redwood Class of 1958



Class Pages:

In these pages I have collected information, photos and memorabilia from the classes that I have been able to secure from students and social media. If you have materials from your class, please contact me. I will happily add items to the page. My email is


Back Row: Sue Porter Nappier, Barbara Nell Hintson Park, Thomas Wooley, Richard Bounds, James Keen, John McGarrh, Joe Cust

Front Row: ?, Joyce Ferguson Gray, Jerry Burroughs, Audrey Redditt, Lovie Pugh, Patricia Hinson Ball, Martha Barrentine Warnock, Peggy Simpson Cust, Wilma Allison Cooper, Mattie Heggins Alexander, Bobbie Jean Hall McGarrh, Patricia Smith Simpson, Donald Wilson, James McClusky


Sonny Keen in above two photos.




Rockets Obituaries of deceased members of Class of 1958
Gone But Not Forgotten

Jerry Lane Burrough
1940-Sept. 22, 2009

Jerry Lane Burrough died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009, at Covenant Health and Rehab. He was 69. Mr. Burrough was born in Phoenix, Miss., and lived in Vicksburg since 1947. He was a graduate of Redwood High School and was a retired Security guard. He was a member of Redwood United Methodist Church. Mr. Burrough was preceded in death by his father. James K. Burrough. He is survived by his mother, Doris H. Burrough of Vicksburg; two sisters. Molly McCluskey of Senatobia and Kay Oliver of Hernando; a brother, Ray Burrough of Vicksburg; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.rn. Thursday at Riles funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. James McCluskey and
Kerry Burrough officiating. Burial will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon until the service ThUrsday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Frank Johnson, Donnie Burrough, Jack Cooper, Donnie Frith, Larry Burrough and Leon Davis. Honorary pallbearers will be Butch Burrough, James Harper, Mike Johnson, Billy Carl Irwin, Don Johnson, Marty Hilderbrand, Sadler Hilderbrand, Roland Barnett. Horace Newman, David Wright. Wes Burrough, Charles Burrough, Bob Bailer, Raiford Hancock and Jimmy Dye.

Memorials may be made to Redwood United Methodist
Church, 101 Redwood Road, Redwood, MS 39156.


Charles W. Taylor
1940-September 11, 2012

Charles W. Taylor died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, at River Region Medical Center. He was 72.

Mr. Taylor was born in Vicksburg and was the son of the late James Wesley Taylor and Myrlee Kirkley Taylor. He was a graduate of Redwood High School and served in the U.S. Army. Mr. Taylor was an avid outdoorsman with a devotion for hunting and nature. He owned and operated Jolly Heating and Air Conditioning prior to his retirement. Mr. Taylor was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Stacy Eugene Taylor; two sisters, Bernice Louise Taylor Kuhnert and Rosalie Taylor Murray; and a sister-in-law, Myra Ervin Willis.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Martha Taylor of Vicksburg; sons, Charles B. Taylor of Vicksburg and James W. Taylor (Heather) of Flowood; two grandchildren, Kelsey Elizabeth Lewis and Kaitlin Devon Taylor; great-grandson, Gavin Lane Lewis; two brothers, Lawrence James Taylor (Zula) of Flowood and John Carroll Taylor (Melba) of Vicksburg; sister-in-law, Julie A. Ervin of Vicksburg; and two brothers-in-law, Sidney C. Ervin (Pat) of Vicksburg and Malcolm Ervin (Debbie) of Bossier City, La.



Vam Aibrey Evans
May 22, 1940-June 12, 2014,

RAYMOND – Van Aubrey Evans, 74, of Raymond, went to be with his Lord on June 12, 2014, after a long battle with multiple myeloma.

Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 16, 2014, at Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home, 106 Cynthia St., Clinton, MS, with services conducted by Rev. Billy Brumfield at 1:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel and followed by interment at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Vicksburg, Miss.

Born on May 22, 1940, in Valley Park, Miss., Van was the son of James William and Cleo Evelyn Hale Evans. He attended Raymond High School, Hinds Junior College, Mississippi State University and received a master's degree in Business Administration from Mississippi College. He retired from the Dept. of Economic & Community Development, State of Mississippi, in 1999, and had served on several boards in the Jackson area, most recently as President of the Board of Trustees for the Hinds County Economic Development District.

Van was very active in the Masonic Lodge since 1966. A 33rd degree Mason, he also served as presiding officer of the three Grand York Rite bodies in Mississippi, Honorary Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Mississippi and in various positions nationally. His Masonic friends were a large part of his life and most dear to his heart.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Linda Murrah Evans; sons, Dusty (Kim) Evans of Flowood, Robert W. (Mari) McCord of Zachary, La., Edward S. (Lynne) McCord of Spring, Texas, Steven W. (Becky) McCord of Houston, Texas; grandchildren, Brittany and Brandon Evans, Cory, Casey, Adam, Elizabeth, Alex and Bobby McCord.

He is also survived by brothers, James W. (Connie) Evans of Rowland Heights, Calif., Max Evans of Vicksburg, Kenneth Evans of Jackson, Leroy (Sue) Evans of Raymond, and Raymond (Wandra) Evans of Vicksburg; sister-in-law, Wanda Murrah Durossette of Raymond; and several nephews, nieces, grand-nephews, grand-nieces and cousins.

Van was predeceased by his parents; brother, John David Evans; sister, Cleo Evelyn Evans Harrison; brother-in-law, Ronald W. Harrison; and sister-in-law, Erma Sadler Evans. His grandmother, Cora Moore Hale, who raised the younger children after the death of his parents, also predeceased him.

Serving as pallbearers will be nephews, Keith Evans, David Evans, Gene Evans, Carl Evans, Mike Evans and Jimmy Dwyer.

Honorary pallbearers are members of the Masonic fraternity.

Special thanks and love to Drs. George Smith-Vaniz and Martin Newcomb, their staff and the nurses and staff at CMMC.