James Ernest Dove, 65, of Bladenboro went to his eternal home on Friday, April 8, 2022 at Southeastern Hospice in Lumberton. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Virginia Butler Dove, maternal grandparents Addie and David Butler, paternal grandmother Artie Dove, one brother Clyde Dove and two brothers-in-law Wayne Parnell and Paul Dowell. James leaves behind five sisters, Dru Dowell, Marie Ammons (Eddie), Emily Parnell, Sarah Dove, all of Bladenboro and Mary Smith (Kenneth) of Elizabethtown, two brothers, Glenn Dove of Bladenboro, and Buddy Butler (Penny) of Spruce Pine, NC, one sister-in-law Glenda Dove of Bladenboro, nieces: Robin Hawley (Floyd), Ryanne Ammons, Tiffany Cain (Justin), Virginia Parnell, and Jessica Pait (Dustin), nephews: Rodney Hester (Tammie), Keith Hilburn (Sonja), Robert Collier, and Steven Butler (Christina). He also leaves behind great nieces, Kinley Hilburn, Haley Hester, Hannah Hester, Willa Collier, and Mattie Pait, great nephews, Justin Dieffenbach and Weston Hilburn and a very special great niece Ellie Ammons.
James was a simple man who adored his family. He was a wonderful brother and uncle to all his nieces and nephews. His great niece Ellie was the apple of his eye. James drove a truck for 34 years for Lundy Packing and Hester Trucking. He enjoyed farming, being outdoors, and watching his beloved NC State Wolfpack play. James was a mama’s boy all his life and he dearly missed his mom and brother Clyde after their deaths. James brought much joy to his family. His sense of humor and compassionate heart will dearly be missed.
The family will receive friends from 3-4 pm on Sunday, April 10, 2022 at Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Bladenboro followed by a funeral service at 4:00 pm with Rev. Bruce Miller officiating. Burial will follow the services in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Gibson Cancer Center or Southeastern Hospice of Lumberton.
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