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“i miss him really bad ”
1 of 22 | Posted by: A friend


2 of 22 | Posted by: isaac ghigo - fort smith, AR

“DEAREST BARBRA, IT IS VERY SAD TO HER ABOUT TYRON. I STILL HAVE BOTH PAINTING'S I WILL NEVER FORGET TYRON...SO FULL OF LIFE. IT HAS BEEN A WHILE...Read More »
3 of 22 | Posted by: ROSA GAIL CARNEY WAS APPLEBY - NC

“Dear family and friends of Tyrone....our gallery has had the pleasure of representing his wonderful art here in the Atlanta area for several years....Read More »
4 of 22 | Posted by: Kay Bragg - Atlanta, GA

“May the Lord comfort you in this time of sorrow. Our prayers are with you. ”
5 of 22 | Posted by: Tom and Becky Parker - Mena, AR

“To Barbara and family, We are so sorry to hear about Tyrone's passing. I know we did not see ya'll alot when we were in Grenada, but always thought...Read More »
6 of 22 | Posted by: Laura Farrell Buckley - FL

“Our hearts are saddened by the loss of a friend and great talent. His memory will live in the hearts of all who knew and loved him. ”
7 of 22 | Posted by: Phyllis and Darrell Hilley - NM

“Sending our condolences to Barbara and the Lewis Family. We admired him so much as a artist and always loved his sense of humor. He will be missed...Read More »
8 of 22 | Posted by: Jerry and Nancy Gates - Rison, AR

“My deepest condolences to Barbara and family. A great loss indeed. He fought bravely, along with Barbara next to him, a long unfair battle. He is...Read More »
9 of 22 | Posted by: Nasr Marei - Cairo - Friend

“I am so sorry for his loss. Sincere condolences to Barbara and the rest of his family and their circle of friends. Sending hugs and prayers to help...Read More »
10 of 22 | Posted by: Melissa Huprich - Lilburn, GA

“I thought the world of Tyrone, he was a great friend and inspired me to be a better person. I will miss him. My heart goes out to the family. May God...Read More »
11 of 22 | Posted by: Arlene Hoglan - Benton, AR

“I will always remember Tyrone as my Great Grandfather's artistic protege who continued his spirit with a paint brush. My wife, Terri, and I had the...Read More »
12 of 22 | Posted by: Robert Phillips - Kingwood, TX

“He was a good friend and classmate. He will be missed. Good memories of times gone by!! We will keep the family in our thoughts and prayers. A.J....Read More »
13 of 22 | Posted by: A. J. Lawrence - Windsor, CO

“My thoughts and prayers are with Barbara and her family during this difficult time. ”
14 of 22 | Posted by: Elizabeth Dieter - Bellevue, MI

“Thinking about you and your family in this sad time. ”
15 of 22 | Posted by: Jack freeman - Memphis, TN

“I am sorry about your loss Barbara, please accept our codolences. ”
16 of 22 | Posted by: Remy & Michael Albina - FL

“Dear Lewis Family, We long admired Tyrone's wonderful art work, and send our love and support in this difficult time to all his family and friends. ”
17 of 22 | Posted by: Stacey Mayer

“Our sincere condolences to Barbara and the family... May Tyrone's beautiful artwork keep his legacy alive for generations to come. ”
18 of 22 | Posted by: Majid Alsayegh - Douglassville, PA

“You will be greatly missed. You are one in a million. You enriched our lives. RIP Larry and Yvette ”
19 of 22 | Posted by: Yvette & Larry - friend

“Barbara, my thoughts and prayers are with you and the family in this difficult time. Lord bless you and keep you. Such a talented man. So glad his...Read More »
20 of 22 | Posted by: Carla Vaught - Mena, AR - Friend

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you! ”
21 of 22 | Posted by: The Dupree Family - Friend

“Please accept my condolences. I respected Tyrone very much. ”
22 of 22 | Posted by: Faith Lynch - Wickes, AR


Paul "Tyrone" Lewis, age 74 of Cove, passed away in his home, on October 28, 2013, following a long illness. He was born in Mena, Arkansas, on November 29, 1938 to Paul and Wynogene Lewis.

A graduate of Mena High School, Mr. Lewis was the owner of Lewis Lumber Company, of Cove, and was also an internationally known fine artist. Mr. Lewis attended the University of Arkansas, and was a graduate of the Memphis College of Fine Arts, where he earned his BFA degree in painting. It was also there that he met and married Barbara Sutherland. For many years, his paintings have been represented by galleries in Santa Fe, New Mexico; Scottsdale, Arizona; Atlanta, Georgia; and Hot Springs, Arkansas, and hang in many collections, worldwide, including that of royalty.

Mr. Lewis was a lifetime member of Southwest Artist in Mena. His wishes, and that of his family, are that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to Southwest Artist, through the Mena Art Gallery, 607 Mena Street, Mena, Arkansas 71953; or the American Cancer Society.

Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Wynogene Lewis; his sister, Patricia Gilbert, his wife Barbara Lewis, daughters Whitney Espinoza; Fielding Ghigo; and Alexis Lewis; grandson's Trey Mahoney, Jordan Christensen, Isaac Ghigo, and Sundash Ramos; great grandson's; Loki Christensen and Ebin Miner, as well as many nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Stephen Divers and his staff for the great care that was provided to Mr. Lewis during his illness.

A "Celebration of Life" memorial service for family and friends will be held on Saturday, November 9, at 2 pm in the Grace Bible Church Fellowship Hall, 1191 U.S. Hwy 71, Mena, AR 71953, where friends and family will gather together to share their memories of Mr. Lewis, and pay their respects. Cremation arrangements are being made through Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

Funeral Home
Beasley-Wood Funeral Home
611 Janssen Avenue Mena, AR 71953
Tel. (479) 394-1310

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