Louise Handley Dover

June 16, 1931May 5, 2019

Louise Handley Dover, 87, passed away Sunday, May 5, 2019, at her home in Jasper surrounded by her loving family. Louise was preceded in death by her parents, Marvin and Lacy Handley of Parrish. Visitation will be held at 12 p.m., Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at Kilgore-Green Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. in the Kilgore Green Chapel, and burial will be at Walker Memory Gardens. John Jaye will officiate. She is survived by her husband of nearly 68 years, B.J. Dover; son Mike Dover and daughter-in-law Lynne Dover of Jasper; grandson Matt Dover and granddaughter-in-law Emily Cole of New York; granddaughter Dr. Laura Dover of Birmingham; her beloved sister Rose Handley Dunn of Fairhope; and six nieces and nephews. Louise was born June 16, 1931, in Walker County, where she lived her entire life. She graduated from Parrish High School in 1949 before earning an associates degree. She then married her high school sweetheart B.J. in 1951. The couple's only child was born the following year, and Louise soon went to work for Leake Insurance Agency in downtown Jasper, where she worked for many years. She was a charter member of the Jasper Pilot Club and was an active member for decades. She was a faithful member of Jasper's Northside Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school for over 30 years, and a Master Gardener with a "green thumb" who loved any and all flowers. But her greatest joy was her family, especially her grandchildren, who will always remember the endless love bestowed upon them by their grandmother. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Pilot International Fund (PIF), P.O. Box 1003, Jasper, AL 35502.


  • Visititon Tuesday, May 7, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, May 7, 2019
  • Burial Tuesday, May 7, 2019


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jimmy jones

May 7, 2019

BJ so sorry about hearing Louse passed on. remember her from being one of my best classmates and we did share things together even after u and her got married but leaving Walker County for many years and just heard about her passing today does bring back memories of the school days and the time I had dinner and meeting with u and her both over the years. although contacts has not been kept the pasts few years being away from Alabama and not visiting often just remember the old days but remember life has to go. God Bless u an rest of your family and I know louise will now rest in peace and be waiting for your on the other side and I know u two had a wonderful life together. again so sorry for your loss and when I do visit Jasper again I will attempt to contact u. Not many of our old classmates are still living and wish I could catch up with some that still are.