Maeburn Bruce Huneycutt
Date of Death:
December 20, 2004
January 7, 1923
Place of Birth:
Friday, December 24, 2004 Uwharrie United Methodist Church Cemetery, Troy, NC
Friday, Dec 24, 2004 from Immediately after the funeral service
Uwharrie United Methodist Church Cemetery, Troy, NC
Dr. Maeburn Bruce Huneycutt, age 81, of Oxford, Mississippi, died Monday, December 20, 2004 at Baptist Memorial Hospital, Oxford, Mississippi.
Mr. Huneycutt was born January 7, 1923 at Troy, NC, the son of the late Sidney Lee and the late Gertie (Morton) Huneycutt.
He attended Pfeiffer College and was recognized as an Outstanding Alumnus in 1974. He received his B.A. in 1946, his M.A. in 1949 and his Ph.D. in 1956, all from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
He joined the faculty at the University of Mississippi in 1955 as an assistand professor of biology and was promoted to associate professor in 1957 and to professor in 1960. From 1960 until 1969 he was chair of the department of biology. From 1969 until 1976 he was dean of the college of liberal arts. From 1977 until 1986 he was curator of the herbarium in the department of biology.
Dr. Huneycutt was a member of a number of honor societies, including Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Omicron Delta Kappa, Sigma Xi and Phi Delta Kappa. He belonged to the American Institute of Biological Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Association of Southern Biologists and the Bilogical Society of America. He was an avid gardener and a dedicated naturalist.
He is survived by one daughter, Saralyn H. Stelle of Westminister, Colorado; one sister, Carolyn H. Morris of Troy and niece, Phyllis Johnson of Oxford, MS.
The family will receive friends Friday immediately following the graveside service at the fellowship hall of Uwharrie United Methodist Church. The graveside service will be Friday at 11:00 am at Uwharrie United Methodist Church Cemetery, Hwy 109 North, Troy with Rev. Glenn Hancock officiating.
Memorials may be made University Biological Field Station, c/o University Foundation, PO Box 249, University, MS 38677 or the Oxford Lafayette County Humane Society, 559 Highway 7 South, Oxford, MS 38655.