Bettye Jean Robison Carpenter died peacefully at home on December 22, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. L.S. Robison. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Arnold Carpenter, her five brothers: Bruce, Bob, Jack, Junior, and Harry; her son-in-law, Phil Otey Sherman, Jr., and her grandson, Phillip Harvey Sherman.
She is survived by her three daughters: Jill Carpenter Sherman, Jann Carpenter Henley (Tucker), and Terri Carpenter Broome (Erik).
She is also survived by her six grandchildren: Sara Sherman Pollan (Garrett), Daingerfield Tucker Henley (Ginnie), Granville Carpenter Sherman (Amy), Abigail Broome Robbins (Nathan), Ida Carpenter Henley, and Sadie Broome Stone (Lowell). And by her seven great-grandchildren: Benton & Edi Rose Blaylock, George & Beatrice Sherman, Gram & Magnolia Stone, and Charlie Robbins.
Bettye Jean was born in Batesville in 1926 and lived there her entire life except for a brief time on the Keesler Army Airfield in Biloxi, MS with her beloved husband as newlyweds in 1944. She was a modern career woman and she and her husband were partners in Harvey Carpenter Jeweler, a well-known jewelry store on the Batesville Square. Bettye was a registered gemologist with the American Gem Society and was the first woman president of the Mississippi Retail Jewelers Association. She was also a certified bridal consultant. Bettye was a lifelong member of the Batesville Presbyterian Church.
The funeral service will be held in the Batesville Presbyterian Church at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 28, 2018 with Rev. Jerry Long officiating. Visitation will be in the church preceding the service at 1:00 p.m. She will be laid to rest in Batesville Magnolia Cemetery.
The family has requested that memorial contributions be sent to Batesville Presbyterian Church.
Dickins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.