Ben Patton (Benny) Burnside Jr.
1944 - 2016
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Ben Patton (Benny) Burnside, Jr.

Ben Patton Burnside, Jr. (Benny) was born on September 25, 1944 in Vicksburg, Mississippi. He passed away at St. Francis Medical Center on March 26, 2016 after a brief illness.

He was a graduate of Newellton High School and Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agri-Business. He was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. He married Carolyn Wallace in 1967, and they established their home on Franklin Plantation in Newellton where they resided until his death. In 2016 they celebrated their forty-ninth wedding anniversary. Early in his career he was engaged in the Charolais cattle business along with farming. For the past forty years he farmed cotton, soybeans, corn, and wheat until his death. Benny devoted his life to his wife, children, grandchildren, and Franklin Plantation.

He was a member of the Newellton Union Church. He served on the Board of Directors of Panola Company, Ltd. for twenty-five years, and also served as one of the original directors of Farm & Livestock Credit of Tensas Bancshares. His special interests included LSU Sports, Nascar Racing, and crossword puzzles.

Benny was preceded in death by his parents, Ben Patton Burnside and Virginia Williams Burnside. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Wallace Burnside; his son, Ben Patton Burnside, III and his wife, Jennifer, of Newellton; two daughters, Dr. Virginia Burnside Coreil and her husband, Dr. Kemp Coreil, of Lafayette, and Hester Jane Burnside of West Monroe; two sisters, Helen Hester Burnside Kifer and her husband, Nathan "Sonny", of Newellton and Amanda Burnside Dean and her husband, George, of Monroe; two uncles, Frank Robinson Burnside, Sr. of Newellton, and Dr. Wade Walker Burnside of Fayetteville, Arkansas. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Thomas Hays Coreil, Camille Burnside Coreil, and Catherine Virginia Coreil of Lafayette; Georgia Wells Burnside and Ella Patton Burnside of Newellton. Benny was known to family and friends as "Cap" (short for The Captain).

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Crothers-Glenwood of Tallulah. Services will be at Newellton Union Church on Tuesday, March 29th with visitation beginning at 1 pm and funeral at 2 pm with the Reverends Larry Foster, Johnny Wilkins, Shawn Ostoj, and John Mabray officiating. Burial will be at Legion Memorial Cemetery immediately following the service.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers: James Coates Head, Walker Burnside Head, Benjamin Bryan Dean, Frank Robinson Burnside, III, Carlton Wallace Ward, Kerry Don Meredith, Patrick Carlos Glass, and Charles Irving Tucker, Jr.

The family would like to thank the staff of St. Francis Medical Center and Dr. Keith White for the compassionate care that was given to Benny during his illness.

Memorials may be made to Newellton Union Church, P. O. Box 265, Newellton, Louisiana 71357; Tensas Academy, P. O. Box 555, St. Joseph, Louisiana 71366; or St. Pius Elementary School, 205 East Bayou Parkway, Lafayette, Louisiana 70508.

Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home

Tallulah, LA

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Published in The News Star on Mar. 28, 2016.
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March 22, 2020
My time has passed so fast that its hard to fathom that its been two years since Benny left us. The memories of out childhood years together will never be forgotten and Benny stays very prominently on my mind, even today. Friends such as Benny and CB will never be forgotten. God Bless their souls, and all that loved them too.
F DeWitt Beckett
April 9, 2016
I am shocked and saddened for the loss of Benny. I just talked with him several weeks ago and had talked about getting together soon after so many years. Benny and I, as well as CB Forgotson spent our summers in our teens rounding up cattle. My aunt and uncle, Dr. and Mr.s DeWitt Milam always thought the world of Benny. My love and sympathy goes out to the family. Found memories will never be forgotten of my time in Newellton.
DeWitt Beckett
March 30, 2016
So sorry for the loss of Benny! Surely will keep you and family in prayer. Your cousin, RW & Sarah Roy
March 30, 2016
Carolyn and family, Helen and Amanda. So sorry for your loss. Just want you to know , we are praying for all of you. May the love of friends and family carry you through this loss.
JR and Anita bozeman
March 29, 2016
Mrs. Carolyn, So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. Be comforted, knowing that God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. He comforts us in all our troubles. Love.
Marisol Fernandez
March 29, 2016
Mrs. Carolyn, and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. Sincerely, Cindy Gomez
Cindy Gomez
March 29, 2016
Dear Amanda, George, Ben, Frankie, My condolences. Steve Mintz
Steve Mintz
March 29, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Burnside family and friends.
Mike Owen
March 29, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all of the family. Mr. Benny was such a great man. He taught me a lot and i feel honored to have worked with him. He will be missed very much.
Kelly Shutt
March 29, 2016
Carolyn and children so sad for your loss... We will remember y'all in the coming weeks
Glen and Patricia Willhite
Glen Willhite007@yahoo
March 28, 2016
Sending my sincere condolences..
Praying for Burnside family..Truly sorry for your loss..his legacy will prevail..
Helen Brooks
March 28, 2016
So sorry to hear of Benny's death. Please know that we will keep all the family, especially Carolyn and childre, in our prayers.
Bonnie and Robert Adcock
March 28, 2016
Janet Ezell
March 28, 2016
RIP Brother Benny
Tom Lolley MD ZZ 63
Tom Lolley MD
March 28, 2016
We are so sorry to hear of Benny's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family. He will surely be missed by many. God bless and comfort all of you. Roger and Joann Hankins, Newellton, La.
March 28, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you, Benny's family! While we cannot attend the memorial service tomorrow in person know we are with you in spirit! - Bob and Peggy Burgess
Bob Burgess
March 28, 2016
I'm so sad to hear of Cap's passing! He was such a sweet man. I can still hear him hollering "rojo" down the bank hallway. (He called me that because of my red hair.) My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
-Kim Goodwin(TSB)
March 28, 2016
Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to each of you during this time of loss and grief. May God give you comfort and peace.
JoAnn and Clarence Reece
March 28, 2016
Mrs. Carolyn, Ginger, and Hester, Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God bless and comfort you.
Michele and Phillip Noel and Family
Michele Noel
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