Mrs. Betty Jean (West) Lewis, 73, of Newport, died Monday, Sept. 17, 2012.
She was born Nov. 23, 1938 in Grubbs, the daughter of Johnny and Nellie (Carey) West. Mrs. Lewis enjoyed working in her flowers, gardening, and cooking. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Tuffy Lewis; one daughter, Linda Lewis; three brothers, Billy Dean West, Charles Eugene West, and Roy West; and one sister, Mary Katherine West. Mrs. Lewis is survived by one brother, Mark Dwain Lewis of Newport; one daughter, Lwanda Carson and husband, Jerry, of Tupelo; one brother, David West of Weldon; two sisters, Lucille Baty of Newport, and Marie Howard of Texas; four grandchildren, Jonathan Wayne Bryant and wife, Amanda, Brandi Shonell Carson, Cheston Scott Lewis, and Payton Dwain Lewis; three great-grandchildren, Jayce Bryant, Jiles Bryant, and Chloe Lewis; and her close friend, David Penix. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 at Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Ballew’s Chapel Cemetery. Friends may visit at the funeral home, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 from 6-8 p.m Pallbearers will be Johnny Ray Baty, Justin King, Shane Baty, Kenny Baty, Joey Penix, and Davey Penix. Kenny Whaley, Sr., will serve as honorary pallbearer. Arrangements by Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home (www.jacksonsfh.com).