Obituary: Marie Caraway Dover


Marie Caraway Dover, 90, born March 7, 1930, to Thomas Caraway and Zora Marlin Caraway passed away on May 25, 2020.

She married Wayne Dover, June 7, 1950. They were married for 58 years before Wayne’s death.

Marie is survived by her sons Darrel Dover (Mary) of Bentonville and Boris Dover (Pam) of Batesville. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Michelle Lee (Chad) of Bentonville, Dr. Matt Dover (Cynthia) of Mountain Home, and Alana Coburn (Brandon) of Batesville. Also, surviving Marie are her great-grandchildren, Everett and Thomas Lee of Bentonville, Luke and Jackson Dover of Mountain Home, and Addison Marie Coburn of Batesville. Survivors also include one brother, Paul Caraway (Gwen) of Scott, Arkansas; several special nieces and nephews; and friends.

Marie graduated from Mount Pleasant High School. She was an employee of White Rodgers in Batesville, Arkansas for over 20 years. Marie was a member of West Baptist Church for many years. She enjoyed gardening and loved to share her flowers and vegetables with friends and neighbors. Marie loved to go dancing with her husband and friends. She and Wayne enjoyed their time camping with their group of friends and also their trips to Branson. Marie especially enjoyed the times she spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren because they brought immense joy to her life.

Marie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two sisters, Jean Sears and Grace Finley; three brothers, Amos Sipes, Frank Caraway and Flino Caraway. Marie was also preceded in death by her very special nephew, Rick Finley.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Caraway, Ronnie Elms, Chad Lee, Brandon Coburn, K.G. Hunter, and Bruce Rutherford.

Honorary pallbearers are Wallace Biddle, Clifford Reynolds, Brian Edwards, Glenn Edwards, Dr. Jim Lytle, Dr. Robert Craig, Raymond Haskins, Eddie Haskins, Cam Russell, Randy Whitaker, and Jerry Gibbs.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 28, 2020 at Roller-Crouch Funeral Home.

Graveside services will begin at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 28, 2020 at Roselawn Memorial Gardens under the direction of Roller-Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville with Bro. Bob Dailey and Bro. Bobby Shepherd officiating.

The family would like to thank the employees and residents of Wilde Wood Independent Living, Woodcrest Assisted Living, and Woodlawn Nursing Home for the care and love that Marie received during the past three years. They would also like to thank Dr. Ron Bates, Dr. Verona Brown, Dr. J.D. Allen, Morgan Shirley, APN, and Leroy Maupin, APN for the special care they provided.

Memorials may be made in her honor to Our Fathers Table, P.O. Box 2592, Batesville, AR 72503, White River Medical Center Foundation, P.O. Box 2197, Batesville, AR 72503, or a charity of your choice.

We are complying with the Arkansas Department of Health guidelines and limiting indoor funeral and visitation attendance to 50 people at one time. All attendees must provide and wear their own masks before entering.

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