Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home

3780 Highway 80 East, Pearl, MS


Elizabeth Jo Pettway

April 5, 1945May 29, 2020

Beth Pettway, 75, of Murphy, TX, died on Friday, May 29, 2020 in Poplarville, Mississippi.

Mrs. Pettway was born April 5, 1945 to Harold Layman and Frances Tincher Layman. She was a retired administrative assistant at Pearl River Community College and Hinds Community College. She was of the Baptist faith.

Beth was an avid animal lover. She was a lifelong rodeo competitor and was the Tri-State Barrel Racing Champion (MS, LA, AR) in 1972. Most especially, she was devoted to her dog, "Roxie".

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Gary Pettway.

Family members include one son, Walt Harris and his wife Tracey of Murphy, TX; one brother, Andy Layman and his wife Rose Marie of Santa Monica, CA; two grandchildren, Darby Ann Harris of Green Cove Springs, FL, Carly Jo Harris of Tallahassee, FL; two stepchildren, Justin Pettway of Morton, MS and Holly Pettway of Orlando, FL.

Beth will be interred next to her husband Gary in Brandon Memorial Gardens (304 Highway 468, Brandon, MS, 39042) on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 11:00 am. A Celebration of Her Life will follow her interment at Table 100 Restaurant, (100 Ridge Way, Flowood, MS, 39232) at 12:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to ASPCA.


  • Walt Harris, Son
  • Tracey Harris, Daughter-In-Law
  • Andy Layman, Brother
  • Rose Marie Layman, Sister-In-Law
  • Darby Ann Harris, Grandchild
  • Carly Jo Harris, Grandchild
  • Justin Pettway, Step-Child
  • Holly Pettway, Step-Child


  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, June 20, 2020


Elizabeth Jo Pettway

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