Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Nov. 1, at St. Luke Believers Holiness Church, Cheraw. Burial was held in Fisher Hill Cemetery.
Frances was born Oct. 24, 1915. She was called “Ma Frances” and “Mother Dove”. Mother Dove attended school in Cheraw. She was a homemaker and a cook for Cheraw Elementary School. At an early age she accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior and became a member of Mt. Zion Church. She later moved her membership to Brown’s Chapel Believers Holiness Church. Mother Dove became one of the founders of St. Luke Believers Holiness Church where she served on the Mothers Board and Church Mother until her death.
She was married to the late Fairbrown Dove. A son, Willard Dove, preceded her in death; and two sisters, Rosa Lee Campbell and Lucille Edwards.
Surviving is a daughter, Rev. Jennie Mae Williams of Cheraw and a daughter whom she raised Willie Mae Smith of Laurinburg, N.C.; eight grandchildren, Shelia Williams of Salisbury, N.C., Debbie Williams of Winston –Salem, N.C., Rhoda and Lisa Williams both of Cheraw, Walter Williams, Jr., of Suitland Maryland, Allan and Phillip Gunter both of Laurinburg, N.C., Sharmaine (Joe) White of Columbia; three great-grands, Quan-Taijah Rivers of Cheraw, Startesha Holmes of Columbia, and Mychhal Holloman of Tacoma, Wa.; two great-grands, Joshua Kenney and Jan’ea Holloman both of Colmbia; two godchildren, Stephanie Gaskins, Brenda McNeil; siblings, Mary Frances Gillespi, Diane Clark, John Henry Dove, Carl Dove and James Edward; and other relatives and friends.
Reid’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Cheraw Chronicle
Thursday, November 26, 2009