CHERRYVILLE - Barbara Gold Borders Dover, 73, of West Old Post Road, died Jan. 15, 2014, at Carolina Care Center.
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She was born on Aug. 23, 1940, in Cleveland County, a daughter of the late John Freeman and Minnie Gold Borders.
Mrs. Dover was a graduate of No. 3 High School Cleveland County, Appalachian State University, and was an educator and leader of young minds. She was a beloved teacher who taught at Elizabeth, Washington and Waco Elementary schools and Cherryville High school with 35 years of service. Barbara enjoyed her beach home, her computer, and adored her grandchildren and her animals.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, John Randolph "Todd" Dover; daughter Susan Reynolds(Bobby Dale) of Cherryville; son Keith Dover (Lisa) of Cherryville; and three grandchildren, Cortney Dover of Cherryville, Drew Reynolds of Greenville and Greyson Dover of Cherryville.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the home of Susan and Bobby Dale Reynolds, 102 Nemans Cove, Cherryville.
A private memorial service will be held later.
Carpenter's Funeral & Cremation Services is serving the family.
Condolences may be made to www.carpentersfuneralhome.net
Published in Shelby Star on Jan. 16, 2014