Margaret Ann Stallings Roberts died peacefully at home in her garden room, June 30, 2010, surrounded by family. She most enjoyed entertaining, from formal weddings to hunting dinners to family swim parties. She opened her home to countless clubs, class reunions, and friends.
Her last weekend, she hosted a family gathering from her bed and visited with all her loved ones.
She was a lifetime member of First United Methodist Church. Active in many community organizations, she was the first president of the Dyersburg Jaycettes, the president of two garden clubs, and superintendent of the Women's building at the Dyer County Fair for many years.
Visitation will be at the family home Windy Hill, 2511 Hwy 51 South from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 Friday, July 2, 2010.
Graveside services will be at 10:00 am Saturday, July 3, 2010, at Fairview Cemetery conducted by Dr. David Russell. Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her husband J. Pat Roberts of Dyersburg, four children: Jim Roberts of Ubud, Bali, Indonesia; Jane Roberts Gibson and husband Larry, Betty Roberts Carraway and husband Richard; and Jerry Roberts and wife Dianne all of Dyersburg. She also considered former exchange student Sara Tolosa McElroy of Newbern as a daughter. Other survivors include her sister Doris Welborn and husband Paul of New Albany, Mississippi. She leaves nine grandchildren, Scott Gibson, Tim Gibson Amy Gibson Gregson, Robert Carraway, Brad Carraway, David Roberts, John Roberts, Patrick McElroy, and Laura McElroy Petrie. Also, fourteen great grandchildren Jack Gibson, Bridget Gibson, Kate Gibson, Hallie Gibson, Ava Gibson, Mattie Gregson, Jake Gregson, Patrick Carraway, Marshall Carraway, Graham Carraway, Hannah Carraway, Chloe Carraway, Emily Grace Roberts, Jacob Roberts.
She was preceded in death by her father Ed Stallings and her mother Cornelia Klyce Stallings.
The family requests that memorials be directed to the Dyersburg Dyer County Union Mission and First United Methodist Church of Dyersburg.
Mary Loraine Seratt, 88, of Dyersburg, died Thursday, July 1, 2010 at The Highlands of Dyersburg.
She was a homemaker, a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church and member of the Dyersburg Army Air Base Memorial Association.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Daniel Tilly officiating. Burial will be in Dyer County Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive visitors from 1-2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Survivors include three daughters, Nina Wolfe of Germantown, Pat Higdon of Halls and Judy Jones of Newbern; four sisters, Laverne McRee, Johnnie Sue Vickers, Wynona Wharey and LouEtta Brown; three brothers, Franklin Cathey, George Cathey and Edsel Cathey; four grandchildren, Jeff Jones, Carey Holsinger, Michelle Wolfe and George Burns; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John O. Seratt; her parents, Major and Lacey Cathey; a sister, Marie Spain; and a brother, Larry Cathey.
Pallbearers will be Sonny Higdon, George French, Ronnie Wolfe, George Burns, Jeff Jones and Ian Burns.
The family requests that memorials be directed to the Dyersburg Army Air Base Memorial Association, 100 Veterans Dr., Halls, TN 38040.