Minnie Owens Bethea

Minnie Owens Bethea
SPARTANBURG, SC-- Mrs. Minnie Owens Bethea, age 93, was met at the gates of heaven by her husband, Johnie H. Bethea; her sister, Josephine Owens Young; her daughter, Sarah Bethea Franklin; her son, William L. Bethea; and her parents, Joseph and and Minnie Preston Owens on November 13, 2012.
Mrs. Bethea was born July 14, 1919.
Mrs. Bethea was a faithful member of First African Methodist Church.
Mrs. Bethea is survived by two sons, Johnny (Minnie) Bethea of Decatur, GA and Samuel (Mary) Bethea of Conyers, GA; a daughter, Rosa Vanessa Bethea of Spartanburg, SC; three sisters, Mrs. Carrie Mars and Mrs. Ruth Woodruff of Spartanburg, SC and Mrs. Sarah Robinson of Newberry, SC; a brother, Joseph Edward Owens of Baltimore, MD; fifteen grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at First African Methodist Church, 504 North Church Street. The Reverend Arnold McJimpsey, Sr. will officiate. Burial will be in Heritage Memorial Gardens.
J.W. Woodward
Funeral Home, Inc.

Published in Spartanburg Herald-Journal from Nov. 16 to Nov. 17, 2012