Hickory Grove -- Mrs. Vece Marie Melton Dover, 80, formerly of 2789 Howells Ferry Road, passed away on Thursday, January 31, 2019, at Piedmont Medical Center.
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Born in Rutherfordton, NC, she was the widow of Finley Dover and the daughter of the late Lida Columbus Melton and Callie Lucille Philbeck Melton. Vece previously worked as a seamstress and was an active member of Hickory Grove Church of God, where she loved teaching children's church.
Surviving Mrs. Dover are a son, Finley Ricky Dover and wife, Jeanette, of Hickory Grove; a daughter, Vickie Marie Dover Boyd and husband, William, of York; a brother, Billy Melton, of Clover; two grandchildren, William Daniel Boyd of York and Eric Lee Boyd of Sharon; and six grandchildren, Dallas, Autumn, Peyton, Bailey, Addielynn, and Briar Rose.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Finley Randy Dover, and a sister, Helen Merck.
The family will receive friends on Monday, February 4, 2019, from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM at Hickory Grove Church of God. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 PM with Rev. Michael Goodwin, Rev. Bobby Gilley, and Rev. Sam Burnette officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
The family will be at their respective homes.
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The Blacksburg location of Gordon Mortuary is serving the Dover family.