JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
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Lucy Lucille Burns

Lucy Lucille Burns, 90, of Mt. Vernon and formerly of 
Woodlawn and Dix died 10:13 p.m. July 16, 2005, at 
Countryside Manor in Mt. Vernon. 

Mrs. Burns was born Oct. 31, 1914, in Kell to Joseph "Oscar" 
and Alvia E. (Williams) Tate. She married Wayne E. Burns 
May 30, 1937; they later divorced. 

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Osborn 
Funeral Home in Dix. The Rev. Merle Fullerton will officiate. 
Burial will follow at Zion Grove (County Line) Cemetery. Friends 
may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Osborn Funeral Home in Dix. 

Mrs. Burns is survived by sons Jerry Burns and wife Mary of 
Centralia and William Burns and wife Alice of Clinton, Ark.; 
daughters Beverly Johnson and husband Bill of Woodlawn and 
Helen Blount and husband LaVelle of Spanish Fort, Ala.; 14 
grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-
grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Clarence, 
Roy, Lawrence and Marshall Tate; two sisters, Rose Davis and Alpha 
Woodward; and a grandson, Roy LaVelle Blount Jr. 

Mrs. Burns attended various churches and last attended Pleasant 
Hill Baptist Church. She enjoyed playing the piano and played for 
various churches and quartets for many years. 

Memorials may be made to Zion Grove Cemetery and will be 
received at the funeral home at any time. For more information, 
you may contact Osborn Funeral Home at 266-7231.
 

Date: 19 Jul 2005   
Source: Register-News, Mt Vernon IL
Submitted by; Robert W. Loman * rwlmn@aol.com
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