<<... I didn't know that you could get summoned for jury duty even if you are deceased. My grandmother recieved a summons yesterday ---even though she passed away in 1992. She might have to serve anyway, because in the column for acceptable exemptions, there is no category for being deceased.>>
There was a story on CNN a while ago about a woman's dog, named Lucy, getting a summons to appear for jury duty. They even had a social security number for Lucy. She thought it was funny and simply wrote on the summons "Can't appear because she's not human" or something like that and sent it back in, but she eventually got something more serious sent to Lucy threatening jail time for contempt of court.
The people at the court STILL had the opinion that Lucy was a real person and she was making it up with the dog - there was no other way to verify who the dog was, because it didn't have ID papers. So her next plan was to simply show up at the court with the dog.