Obituary: Bonnie Fay Simpson Dove


Bonnie Fay Simpson Dove, formerly of Andalusia, passed away Tuesday morning, May 10, 2022, at Hanceville Nursing and Rehab in Hanceville, AL. She was 88.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 21, 2022, at Pleasant Hill Primitive Baptist Church, Needmore Road, Troy, AL with Reverend Gary Holloway officiating.  Burial will follow at the church cemetery, with Hanceville Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be 30 minutes prior to the service.

Born November 13, 1933 in Pike County to I.B. Simpson and Marie Harris Simpson. Bonnie attended Hepzibah School and graduated in 1952 from Troy High School. 

Upon her marriage in 1954 to Archie Dove, she moved to Pennsylvania where she lived until 1992 when they moved to Andalusia, AL. 

Bonnie was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years; her parents; brothers: James Arthur Simpson and Murrel Simpson; sisters: Catherine Rountree and Mary Sexton and grandparents: Nolie Harris and Clem and Mamie Davis Simpson.

She is survived by her three children: Kenneth Archie Dove, Sheila Marie Dove Slaght and Brian Keith Dove (Stacy); her grandchildren: Joseph Dove (Hayley), David Dove (Kristin), Morgan Dove Forgey (Will), Shawn Enders (Lenora) and Lindsay Slaght and seven great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by her sister: Brenda Dumas (Fred); sisters-in-law: Bettie Jo Simpson and Marilyn Ross (Charles), along with many special nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers: Joseph Dove, David Dove, Will Forgey, Shawn Enders, Fred Dumas and David Rountree

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Pleasant Hill Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Billy Joe DeRamus, 321 Homewood Ave, Troy, AL 36081