Mrs. Janice Dover Byars

Mrs. Janice Byars, of 3496 Sandpiper Drive, Clarksville, TN, passed away December 7th, in Tennova Healthcare in Clarksville.

Wife of Francis Byars, she was born in Gaffney, SC, to Albert Dover and Virginia Rawlison Dover.

On February 23, 1974, Janice was dedicated and baptized as a member of Jehovah’s Witnesses. . Her greatest love was preaching and teaching people about Jehovah God. Her gentle nature harbored no harshness, but radiated love and gentleness to all. She loved her family and friends deeply and delighted in sharing her beautiful smile and heart with those she came in contact with. Her siblings affectionately called her “Mama” because she was always concerned about their welfare, safety, and happiness.

Janice was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Virginia Dover; four siblings, Harold Dover, Charles Dover, James Wood and Margeorie Watkins.

She leaves to cherish her memory: her husband Francis Byars, of Clarksville; children, Franz Isaac Byars and Candice D. Byars, both of Clarksville, Tiffany Nicole Taylor, of Gaffney; step children, Keith Studyvance (Shanevette), John Dean Manning, Constance S. Brewton (Frederick), Tasha Avery, Sandra S. Allen (Jonathan), and Coral E. Dover; brothers, Albert Dover Jr., Larry Dover, Dennis Dover, and John Dover, all of Gaffney, Marion Dover, of Shelby, NC; sisters Mary Haney, Sharon Byars, Helen Wood, Claudia Dover, and Paula Hamrick, all of Gaffney; 24 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; brothers-in-law, Johnny Byars (Frances), Jamie Byars (Rosa), Joseph Byars, (Brenda), and Dean Byars; sisters-in-law, Rosa Studyvance (Furman), Patricia Sarratt, Shirley Dover, and Pearlie Littlejohn; other relatives

A Funeral Service will be held Thursday, December 16th, 2:00 p.m., in The Gilmore Mortuary Chapel with Brother Brian Phifer officiating. The Family is at the home of her brother, Larry Dover, 1435 Leadmine Road.