Betty Scarlett
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Obituary of Betty Scarlett

CARLETT, Betty Joyce, 77, a long-time resident of Mt. Juliet, TN, passed away May 1, 2017.  Betty was one of three daughters born to the late Stella and Cordell Scarlett.  She was also preceded in death by her sister Gayle, and son Terry Wayne Pearson.


Betty grew up in McEwen, TN, and moved to Nashville after graduating from McEwen High School.  She was married to Billy Pearson for 28 years and raised three sons, Steve, Terry and Bobby.  They grew up at Cedar Creek Boat Dock where Betty was known as a loving and story-telling host. Betty was also a real estate agent for Harold Sutton Realtors.  She then met Aaron Watts, who she knew as a child, and they were married for 28 years.  They enjoyed traveling together, and cruising on Old Hickory Lake.  For many years, Betty was an Al-Anon Family Group leader, helping others struggling with addictions.  Betty kept her sense of humor, and when asked how she was doing, she always said, “I was better, but I got over it.”

Betty is survived by her devoted husband, Aaron Cleo Watts, of Lebanon, and his sons Michael and Kelly Watts.  She is also survived by the following: sister, Barbara Craven, of Nashville, grandchild Ben Pearson, from her late son Terry, son Bobby Pearson, of Mt. Juliet, and her grandchildren Wade and Mary Jane Pearson. Her son Steve Pearson and his wife Mitzi, of Mt. Juliet, and their three daughters: Tracy (Randy) Mangrum, her great-grandchildren David and Jasmine, and grandchild Stephanie (David) Boyd, and their children Scarlett, CJ, Stephen, Lee, David, Rayelynn, Steve’s daughter Amy (Jared) Duke, of Springfield, Oregon, and nieces Ronda (Randy) Hailey and Donna (Jeff) Pack of Mt. Juliet, TN.

A Remembrance of Life gathering will be scheduled at a later date.  Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon TN 615.444.9393.