ROTH, Sarah Baldwin Bethea, 78, a resident of Montgomery, AL, died on Friday, August 1, 1997 at her residence after an extended illness. She was preceded in death by her parents, Theodore Baldwin Bethea and Minna Wellborn Dent Bethea; by her husband, Lt. Colonel John Sim Roth; and by her sister, Mary Elizabeth Bethea Vickers. She was a lifelong member of St. John's Episcopal Church and a life member of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America. Graveside services will be held at Greenwood Cemetery on Monday, August 4, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Jim Walter, officiating. Friends and family members will assemble at the gravesite. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Minna Dent Roth Hill and Michael R. Hill, Montgomery, AL; two step-children and in-laws, Teddie Roth Jones and Paul Jones, Charleston, SC, and Phillip Roth and Laura Ann Jones Roth, Montgomery, AL; four granddaughters: Sarah Bethea Hill, Julia Edith Hill, Michelle Elizabeth Hill, and Laura Rachel Hill, all of Montgomery, AL; five step-grandsons, and two nieces. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made in her honor to St. John's Episcopal Church.