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1010 S. White Street
P.O. Box 99
ATHENS, TN 37371-0099
Phone: 423-745-3013
Fax: 423-745-7733
Dorothy Minge

Dorothy Bernice Minge (Bryson)

Sunday, March 27th, 1927 - Wednesday, January 29th, 2020
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Bernice Bryson Owen Minge, 92 years, of Athens, died Wednesday evening, January 29, 2020 at Starr Regional Medical Center.
She was a lifelong resident of McMinn County and was the daughter of the late John D. and Susan Almeda Sharp Bryson. She was also preceded in death by her first husband Jack H, Owen in 1969 and her second husband Emerson Minge in 2007, her son, Jack R.. Owens, two brothers Howard and Lawton Bryson, and two sisters Mildred Dake and Irene Guffey.
She was of the Baptist faith. Bernice was associated with First National Bank and then worked with the Tennessee Dept. of Unemployment office until her retirement.
She is survived by a daughter-in-law, Debra Owen of Germantown, TN; two step-children, Linda Dennis and Harry Minge; 4 step-grandchildren; 10 step-great-grandchildren; and many friends that loved her dearly.
A memorial service will be conducted 3:00 pm, Sunday, February 9, 2020 at Smith Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lake Walker officiating. Visitation will be from 2:00-3:00 pm at the funeral home prior to the memorial service. A private burial will be at a later date.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, February 9th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    When
    Sunday, February 9th, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Location
    Smith Funeral & Cremation Service of Athens
    Address
    1010 S. White Street
    ATHENS, TN 37303
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  • Service

    Sunday, February 9th, 2020 | 3:00pm
    When
    Sunday, February 9th, 2020 3:00pm
    Location
    Smith Funeral Home
    Address
    1010 South White Street
    ATHENS, TN 37303
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    Notes
    Memorial service.

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Farrah Cox

Posted at 02:32pm
She was the best step-grandmother a girl could ask for! I'm so glad she was part of my family and I will miss her.

Farrah Dennis Cox
JC

Juana Cruz

Posted at 04:37pm
At this sorrowful period in your life, please accept my sincerest condolences for the death of your loved one.  Reflecting on the divine promises found in the Bible will give you hope and strength to keep going until all of God's promises are fulfilled. (Romans 15:13; John 5:28, 29).
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