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Obituaries for Oct. 12, 2008

Monday, October 13, 2008

Virginia Roberta Cagle, 69, of Newbern, died Friday, Oct. 10, 2008 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

She was a homemaker.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Ridgely First Baptist Church with the Rev. John Wayne Fowler officiating. Burial will be in New Haven Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors from 5-8 p.m. today at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home.

Survivors include her former husband, Clyde Cagle and wife, Pat, of Ridgely; a daughter, Jeannette K. Diaz and husband, Oscar "JoJo", of Newbern; two sons, Dennis J. Cagle and wife, Debra, and Clyde Cagle Jr. and fiancée, Michelle Simpson, all of Ridgely; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Rosie Bell Staggs; four brothers, and two sisters.

Pallbearers will be Ricardo Molina, Richard Molina, Billy Rice, Timmy Blackwell, Jimmy Blackwell and Pedro Paz.


Dorothy Lee Carter, 77, of Dyersburg, died Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

She was the retired owner of East Court Café, a member of Independent Free Holiness Church, and youth and song leader at Middle City Church of Jesus Christ.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. today in Dyer County Memorial Gardens with Bro. Calvin Smith officiating. Curry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include a daughter, Teresa Brown and husband, Jimmy, of Guntown, Miss.; a son, Tommy Fossand of Dyersburg; a sister, Brenda Faye Daher of Baldwyn, Miss.; three brothers, Jerry Lee of Dyersburg, Johnny Lee of Baldwyn, Miss., and Daniel Lee of Sheffield, Ohio; and a grandchild, Teresa Fortner.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Carl Fossand and Charles Carter; her parents, Bro. Pelvie D. Lee and Dorothy Louise Lee; a sister, Shelby Jean Lee; and two brothers, Pelvie Edward Lee and Herbert Ray Lee.


Lillie Mai Burns Copeland, 91, of Dyersburg, died Friday, Oct. 10, 2008 at Dyersburg Manor.

She was a homemaker.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Curry Funeral Home with the Rev. James H. Combs officiating. Burial will be in McCullogh's Chapel Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors from 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Survivors include three daughters, Janie Simpson of Finley, and Mary Martin and Shirley Ables, both of Gibson; four sons, Roy Burns of Dyersburg, Thomas Burns and Nickey Burns, both of Finley, and David Burns of Halls; 21 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Capt. Pollard Burns and Hassell Lee Copeland; three children, Carolyn Barrett, Betty Burns and Paul Burns; her parents, Edgar Alonzo and Vivian Florence Atwell Parmenter; five sisters, Mary Parmenter Hill, Lucille Parmenter Willard, Frances Prince Wilson, Marjorie Prince Bell and Lyda Prince Bishop; four brothers, Jefferson Parmenter, Edgar Parmenter, Lenzo Parmenter and Lilbern Parmenter; a grandson and a great-grandson.

Pallbearers will be Butch Burns, Dallas Burns, James Burns, Jeffery Gordon, Bubba Simpson and Brandon Simpson.


Robert "Bob" Grunert, 65, of Dyersburg, died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008 at his residence.

He was retired from ERMCO and RG Services, a member of St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Dyersburg Choral Society, Leadership Dyer County, a board member of the Dyersburg-Dyer County Chamber of Commerce, bishop and council of the West Tennessee Episcopal Diocese, a member of the Community Concert Board and the Dyer County Arts Council.

A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Episcopal Church with the Rev. Gary Meade officiating.

The family will receive visitors from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Dyersburg Funeral Home.

Survivors include his wife, Judi Grunert of Dyersburg; two daughters, Michele Everman and husband, Phil, of Dyersburg, and Catherine Lassiter and husband, Jared, of Murray, Ky.; a son, Michael Grunert and wife, Laura, of Menomonee Falls, Wis.; a sister, Marilyn Marye and husband, Tom, of Roanoke, Va.; and five grandchildren, Lindsey and Matthew Williams, Katie Grunert, and Julian and Edan Lassiter.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Ruth Grunert.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.