The Adams County circuit clerk’s office said the marriage license shows Mr. Lewis was married March 9 to Judith Ann Coghlan Brown in Natchez, Miss. Mr. Lewis, 76, is famous for hits such as “Great Balls of Fire” and “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On.”
The bride, who is in her early 60s, was previously married to one of Mr. Lewis‘ cousins and was close to his daughter, Phoebe Lewis, said the bride’s sister, Carolyn Coghlan Gremillion of Madison. She said Ms. Brown started working for Mr. Lewis several years ago as his caretaker.
Mrs. Gremillion said the wedding was small. The only guests were Mrs. Gremillion and her husband, and Lewis‘ sister and her husband.
“She’s real happy,” Mrs. Gremillion told the Associated Press on Friday. “They have a really very loving relationship. I guess she’s probably really taken better care of him than anybody.”
Mrs. Gremillion said Mr. Lewis had a wild reputation when he was younger, but added, “He’s a very different man now. You know how people change as they grow older. He’s a very spiritual man.”
Ms. Brown previously was married to Lewis‘ cousin Rusty. They divorced in 2010. Rusty’s older sister, Myra Gale Brown, married Mr. Lewis in 1957 when she was 13 and was his third wife. That marriage caused shock waves for Mr. Lewis‘ career.
His last marriage ended in 2004 when he divorced Kerrie McCarver after 20 years together.
Mr. Lewis‘ memoir is due to be published by It Books, an imprint of HarperCollins, in 2013.