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Obituaries for March 7, 2012

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Alea (Kitty) Arnold, age 33 of Dyersburg, died Monday, March 5, 2012 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center. Alea was a former employee for the City of Dyersburg 911 Operation Center. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at Dyersburg High School Gym. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Rev. Al Seward officiating and assisted by Rev. James Mosley Jr. Burial will be held in Memorial Park Cemetery in Dyersburg, TN. Survivors include her Father, Howard Johnson, Edwards, MS.; Sisters, Karen Jones, Dyersburg, Elizabeth (Nate) Nebitt, Temple, TX, Vanessa Duncan, Carsteren Johnson, Houston, TX, Karen Mitchern, Venus Pope, Flint MI; Brother, Howard Johnson, Houston, TX; Grandmother, Carrie Jones, Dyersburg, TN; Uncle, Frank Jones, Flint, MI. Pallbearers, Marcus Russell, Robert Pace Jr., Charles Taylor, Preston Barbee, Stacey Johnson, Shatt Haynes Sr. She was preceded in death by her Mother, Evelyn Jones Shumpert; Grandfather, Luther Jones. You may give online condolence at www.cosmopolitanfuneralservices.net

Willie Louis Cooper, 83, of Newbern, died Thursday, March 1, 2012 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

He was a retired employee of Feed Mill and a member of Jones Street Church of Christ in Newbern.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Jones Street Church of Christ with Bro. Jesse Webb officiating. Burial will be in M.C.C.O. Cemetery in Newbern. H.H. Hudson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The family will receive visitors at 1-2 p.m. Thursday at the church.

Survivors include two daughters, Bernice E. Thompson of Newbern and Francine Mayberry of Detroit, Mich.; six sisters, Mary Francis Wiggins, Minnie Jean Cooper, Magalene Gauldin and Sarah Bryant, all of Newbern, Bernie B. Mims of Milwaukee, Wis. and Josephine Nance of Dyersburg; three brothers, Danny Cooper of Newbern, Jimmy Neal Cooper and Douglas Cooper, both of Milwaukee, Wis.

James Patrick Roberts, age 87, died peacefully in his sleep at home on Tuesday, March 6, 2012. He was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Margaret Ann Stallings Roberts.

He, affectionately known as Daddy Pat, was an avid hunter and fisherman, a true sportsman who believed in sharing his skills and his love of the outdoors with others. He mentored to many young people and always enjoyed the fellowship with friends and family during a hunt.

After serving in the United States Army Air Corp during World War II, Pat joined his father, H. G. Roberts, in the family business Roberts-Chevrolet. They owned the franchise for 69 years during which time he served as a director in the Tennessee Automotive Association. In 1970, he and his son-in-law acquired the Amoco Petroleum Jobbership, which later became Roberts-Gibson Inc. He served as Vice-President of the company until his death. He was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church, and an active supporter of the community, serving as a past President of the Dyersburg Jayceess, a board member at First Tennessee Bank, and active in the Dyer County Fair Association. He was a supporter of the local Boy Scouts, NRA, Nation Wild Turkey Association, Delta Waterfowl Association and Ducks Unlimited.

He is survived by 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. He also considered former exchange student Sara Tolosa McElroy of Newbern as a daughter. Other survivors include his sister Shirley Roberts Noble Shelley. He 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, fifteen great-grandchildren Jack Gibson, Bridget Gibson, Kate Gibson, Hallie Gibson, Ava Gibson, Mattie Gregson, Jake Gregson, Patrick Carraway, Marshall Carraway, Graham Carraway, Bella Grace Carraway, Hannah Carraway, Chloe Carraway, Emily Grace Roberts, and Jacob Roberts.

Also, preceding him in death were his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Roberts; a brother, Joe Roberts; and a sister, Peggy Roberts Moore Murphree.

Visitation will be at the family home, Windy Hill 2511 Hwy. 51 South from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7, 2012.

Graveside services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, March 8, 2012, at Fairview Cemetery conducted by Dr. David Russell. Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Pallbearers will be Scott Gibson, Tim Gibson, Robert Carraway, Brad Carraway, John Roberts and Devon Gregson.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Rhea Swims, 70, died Friday, March 2, 2012.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Poplar Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church near Halls.

Robert Cooper, 74, of Tiptonville, died Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Dyersburg Funeral Home.

Jack Spicer, 81, of Tiptonville, died Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Dyersburg Funeral Home.

Martha Nell Sutton, 96, of Longview, Wash., formerly of Ridgely, died Monday, March 5, 2012 at Hospice Care Center in Longview.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Dyersburg Funeral Home.