Nora Bessie Dover

Friday, December 10, 2004

Nora Bessie Dover, 81, of Pollard, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2004, in the Piggott Community Hospital in Piggott.

She was born March 30, 1923, in Piggott, the daughter of the late John W. and Offa N. Vaughn Johnson.

She was united in marriage to Leniel Dover on March 12, 1941. They had three children.

She was a member of the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Piggott.

She was preceded in death by one grandson, David Permenter; one great-granddaughter, Morgan Hardin; one brother, Winifred Johnson; three sisters, Theniel Strall, Ora Harp and Joyce Bearden.

She is survived by her husband, Leniel Dover of Pollard; two daughters, Deborah Bearden and Patricia Permenter; one son, Randy Dover, all of Pollard; eight grandchildren, Lana Mansfield of Pollard, Cassandra Smith of Millington, Tenn., April Staggs of Corning, Aaron Bearden of Kennett, Dillon Dover and Hillary Dover, both of Rogers, Ark., Ryan Magers and Nikki Blackburn, both of Pollard; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; one brother, Jack Johnson of Booneville, Mo.; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 6, 2004, in the Hoggard and Sons Chapel with Danny Self officiating. Burial was in the New Hope Cemetery in Pollard. Pallbearers were Jeff Mansfield, Jeffrey Mansfield, Danny Staggs, Aaron Bearden, Dillon Dover and Bryce Webb.

Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home of Piggott was in charge of the arrangements.