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Dovie Harvey

Dovie Harvey, age 86, a former Dellroy, OH., resident, went to be with the Lord Friday evening,  March 6, 2009, in the Carroll Healthcare Center at Carrollton after an illness of more than six years.

Born Feb. 27, 1923, in Clay County, NC., she was the daughter of the late Ed and Flora McClure Davenport.

Although she was primarily a homemaker for most of her life, she was employed for 10 years at the Atwood Lake Lodge.  She was a member of the Dellroy Church of the Nazarene, where she was presented with the Centennial Heritage Award in October 2008, as part of the commemoration of the church's 100th anniversary.  In addition to her church activities, she enjoyed bowling, having bowled in the Tuesday Morning Ladies League at Dellroy Lanes.  She was an avid reader, particularly enjoying Christian Fiction and enjoyed creating needlepoint crafts.  Dovie was known to love to sing (but was asked many times not to!).

She is survived by her six children, Mrs. Don (Flora) Parker of Carrollton, Kenneth  (Carolyn) Harvey and  Kaye Fisher, both of Canton, Mrs. Dan (Elaine) Dingler of Sherrodsville, Paul (Chris) Harvey of Granburry, TX,  and Mrs. Jon (Mechele) Abdulla of Canton; two sisters, Mrs. Halen (Mabel) Maney of Dellroy  and Eulene Smith of Louisville;  16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and two sisters-in-law, Freda Davenport of Carrollton and Ora Davenport of North Carolina.

On June 24, 1944, she married G. James "Jim" Harvey, who died February 23, 2001.  In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Donnie Ledford and Virgie K. Davenport of North Carolina; six brothers, Perry, Willard, Neal, and Wiley Davenport of North Carolina, Frank Davenport of Malvern and Nolan Davenport of Dellroy;  a son-in-law, Mike Fisher; a grandson, Eric Haddix, and a great-granddaughter, Alexis Dingler.

Funeral services were conducted March 10, 2009, in Dellroy Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Dave Kessell, Pastor Grace Baughman, and Rev. Ron Silver officiating.  Interment followed in the Leavittsville Cemetery. Baxter-Gardner Funeral Home at Sherrodsville was in charge of arrangements.  To send an online condolence, visit www.baxtergardner.com. The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Dellroy Church of the Nazarene, 7 Liberty St, P.O. Box #102, Dellroy, OH. 44620.

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