Lewis home closed to public

HERNANDO: Fans of rock ‘n’ roll icon Jerry Lee Lewis will no longer be allowed to tour his home. Lewis’ Nesbit residence has been clo-sed to the public for more than a year during his lengthy divorce proceedings with his sixth wife, Kerrie McCarver Lewis. Lewis bought the 15-room house on 30 acres in April 1973. It has been a popular tourist attraction for the past decade. Lewis opened the house for tours when his fan club was under the direction of Kerrie McCarver Lewis. She no longer manages the Jerry Lee Lewis fan club. The couple, married in 1984, were legally divorced in June. Under terms of the agreement, which was sealed, Lewis was to reportedly keep the house. Kim Terrell, DeSoto County Tourism Association director, said the Lewis ranch will still be listed as a tourist destination. Lewis began his career in the 1950s with such hits as “Great Balls of Fire” and “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On.” He toured this summer and is planning another major tour.