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