Darlene Dover

Darlene Dover (Haymore)

Sunday, September 27th, 1936 - Wednesday, August 12th, 2020
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Darlene Haymore Dover, 83, of Harrisburg, NC passed from this life to her heavenly home on August 12th at the McWhorter Hospice House in Union County.

She was born on September 27th, 1936 in Mount Airy, NC to the late Clara Bowlin Johnson and Gurney Haymore. Nicknamed “Dimp” in her childhood, Darlene graduated in 1955 from Bessemer High School where she was a cheerleader and voted “Wittiest” her Senior year. She sure loved to talk! Darlene attended Greensboro Evening College prior to marrying her late husband, Eugene “Gene” Dover in 1957. She had a love for the sun and the beach, so it was only fitting that she met Gene at Myrtle Beach where he was a lifeguard. They enjoyed several years living in Lakeland, Florida before moving back to Cabarrus County.

Darlene was a homemaker to their two sons and then worked for Social Services of Cabarrus County. Gardening was one of her favorite pastimes, as she had an amazing green thumb and loved planting for herself and others. Darlene loved music and singing. She was a member of Pitts Baptist Church and recently enjoyed watching services online. Darlene had a deep love for her family. She adored her mother, Clara. Talking to family members on the phone brought Darlene much joy, and she always looked forward to attending family reunions near Mount Airy. Most recently, she had the joy of holding her newest great-granddaughter born in July.

Darlene is survived by her sons, Jeff Dover and Scott Dover (Jeanne); brothers John Phillips and Don Phillips; six grandchildren, Jessica Bamford (Chris), Taylor Dover, Britton Dover, Jack Dover, Luke Dover, and Blake Dover; two great-grandchildren, Uriah and Catherine Bamford, and numerous loved cousins.

Due to the current pandemic, services to celebrate Darlene’s life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Darlene’s memory to Hospice of Union County 700 W Roosevelt Blvd. Monroe, NC 28110.

The family wishes to thank the amazing staff at The McWhorter House of Union County for their wonderful care and support.
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Louise R. Gardner

Posted at 07:23am
Dear Jeff, Scott and Families,
We are so sorry to hear about Darlene's passing. You will be in our prayers.
Louise and Bud Gardner


Posted at 07:51pm
Darlene will be missed in the neighborhood. I could count on her for a happy smile and a big hello! She always had time to stop whatever she was doing and talk. Prayers for all of her family during this difficult time.
Eleanor Cook

Karen Knapp

Posted at 06:39pm
Darlene was such a sweet woman. She knew everyone in the neighborhood and always wanted to help others. She made life an adventure and she told me many times how happy she was living here. I'll miss her and her quirky ways. My prayers are for all her family. She is now back with her beloved mother and husband but we will all miss her.

Nell Hagwood

Posted at 03:05pm
Sorry about Darlenes passing! May she rest in peace


Posted at 09:14am
Jeff, Scott and family. So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you. Tim and Sandy Loftin Milcich

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