James “Jimmy” Carson Lewis, born in Pangburn, Ark., March 19, 1918, died Feb. 10, 2013. He was a longtime member of Church of Christ and served his country in the U.S. Army Air Force in WWII as a tail gunner. For more than 30 years he owned and operated Jimmy Lewis Grocery in Damascus, Ark. After retirement he became Chief of Police at Fairfield Bay and deputy sheriff of Van Buren County.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Katherine Dubbs Lewis; stepmother Bertha Yingling Lewis; four brothers Orvel, Howard, Raymond and Arthur; and two sisters, Hazel and Stella. Survivors include his wife of 75 years, Aline Nicholson Lewis; two sons, James Lee and wife Bonnie Lewis of Sarasota, Fla., and Edward Earl and wife Jan Lewis of Little Rock; a brother, Edwin Lewis of Stone Mountain, Ga.; a step-sister, Frances Evans of Clinton; two grandchildren, James Alan and wife Pamela Lewis of Bradenton, Fla., Janice Lewis and husband Billy George of North Carolina; four great-grandchildren, Whitney Lee Russell, Haleigh Elizabeth Russell, Kelsey Rose Russell, all of North Carolina; and one great-great-grandson, Braylon Alexander Boone of North Carolina.
Services will be at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Greenbrier (501) 679-2575, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, with visitation at noon and funeral services at 1 p.m. Interment will be at Spires Cemetery in Damascus, Ark. Online guest book: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.