Dovie Glover celebrated her 103rd birthday on Saturday, Jan. 21, at First Baptist Church in Damascus. It was hosted by her granddaughter, Pattie Carlton, who decorated with her grandma’s favorite colors. The guest tables had black linen tablecloths decorated with purple, lilac and lime green. Three tables with white lace.
The Brotherhood Sunday School Class furnished her birthday cake and Norman and Tonia Hale of Searcy took photographs. There were approximately 100 people present at the celebration.
Dovie Hagar Glover was born Jan. 22, 1909, in Guy, to Columbus Hagar and Ola Bell (Tucker) Hagar.
Her mother died in 1918, at the age of 32, when Dovie was only nine years old. She then took care of her two brothers, the youngest was 11 months old.
She married Vernon Glover in 1933, and he died in 1969. They had four children, the late Bonnie Newton, Dorothy Reynolds, Roy Glover and the late Daniel Glover, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She also has six nieces and eight nephews.
Dovie’s youngest child, Daniel Glover, died in 2006, and her oldest child, Bonnie Newton, died Jan. 16, 2012, six days before Dovie celebrated her 103rd birthday.
Dovie is still able to be at home with the help of White River Agency on Aging and her church.
Her family believes she has had such a long life due to hard work and her faith in God. SUBMITTED PHOTO