Dorothy Bass Mims

December 20, 1927May 15, 2018

Dorothy Mims entered eternal rest May 15, 2018 joining her husband Jimmy, daughter Betty Echols of Hamilton, OH, and brothers D. T. Bass, Jr. of Warner Robins and Edwin of Plainfield, IN.

Dorothy was born in Dodge County, GA. She was the daughter of D. T. Bass and Effie Mae Rogers. She is survived by her granddaughter Melinda Echols Hilsenbeck of Sydney, Australia and her brother Cleaston (Connie) of Clayton, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Dorothy was a WWII bride, proud stay at home mother and talented seamstress. She was well known at church and family reunions for her fried chicken. After Carl, Betty, and Melinda moved North, she and her husband Jimmy moved from Augusta to open a local Athens business, Bass-Mims Goodyear that they ran for over 30 years.

Throughout her life, Dorothy was a proud Georgian who loved UGA football and always had pecans in the freezer to make one of her famous cakes. Her smile and quick wit will be missed.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 21 in Evergreen Cemetery.

Bernstein's Funeral Home in Athens will be handling the arrangements

The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorial donations be made to Bay Area Young Survivors (BAYS), P.O. Box 190056, San Francisco, CA 94119.


  • Bay Area Young Survivors (BAYS)


  • Graveside Service Monday, May 21, 2018

Dorothy Bass Mims

have a memory or condolence to add?

Brenda Smith

May 22, 2018

Aunt Dorothy will certainly be missed by her family and friends. She and Uncle Jimmy had such a sweet marriage and working side by side created and ran a very successful business for over 30 years in Athens. Whenever I was in Athens I would often drop by the Bass Mims Goodyear store on Baxter St for a hug and kiss and a short visit. I loved Aunt Dorothy's smile and the tone of her voice, like she had the best secret to tell you. Her laugh was contageous and hugs were so warm.

Donna Hemphill

May 20, 2018

Although I haven't seen Aunt Dorothy in many years, I have many good memories of her when I was younger. She was a very strong, southern lady that cared deeply about her family. She was an excellent cook and we always looked forward to meals at Aunt Dorothy's home. She and Uncle Jimmy were always gracious hosts when we visited. May precious memories of Aunt Dorothy guide you through this difficult time.

Diane Greene

May 18, 2018

Sending much love and sympathy. Aunt Dorothy was truly a strong woman. She will be deeply missed by all.

Pat Christenberry

May 18, 2018

Was so saddened of the news of Aunt Dorothy's passing. She lead a long and very productive life. I will always remember her chocolate cake and buttermilk fried chicken. They were the best I have ever eaten. A very special lady.