Lucy Burnside (1939 - 2014)

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Dr. Lucy H. Burnside


Dr. Lucy Hamblin Burnside, 75, died peacefully, Sunday, June 13, 2014 at Trace Pointe in Clinton. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at Wiggins Cemetery in Carthage. Dr. Burnside was born on March 24, 1939, in Jackson, the daughter of the late Obie Willis Hamblin and Lucy Hilda Rogers Hamblin. A graduate of Provine High School, she continued her education earning a Bachelors Degree from Millsaps College, a Masters Degree from Vanderbilt University and her Doctorate from the University of Mississippi. Dr. Burnside was a long time Mathematics and Latin instructor at numerous colleges in the Jackson Metropolitan Area. In later years, she earned her CPA designation. Although quiet and shy, she traveled 48 states and toured Europe on her bike. She enjoyed traveling with the love of her life and best friend, Dr. James V. Burnside, who preceded her in death December 2013. Her skills and pride in her profession were evident; she was also blessed with talents as a seamstress, quilter and potter. She is survived by a sister, Beverly Hall of New Orleans; numerous nieces and nephews, including Judy Herrington (David) of Carthage, MS.


Published in Clarion Ledger on July 14, 2014
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