Carolyn Dove

Carolyn Sue Dove

Tuesday, January 13th, 1942 - Tuesday, May 26th, 2020
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Carolyn Sue Churchwell Dove, age 78, of Clarksville, Tennessee passed from this life on Monday May 26, 2020 at Springfield Heights Assisted Living in Springfield, Tennessee.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home.

Ms. Dove was born January 13, 1942 in Parsons, Tennessee to the late James Black Churchwell and Avis Lynell (Bates) Churchwell. She was a graduate of East High School, Nashville, Tennessee and received a Master’s in Education Degree from Austin Peay State University. Carolyn began her teaching career with the Ft. Campbell School System as a Reading Specialist and later became Principal of "Awesome" Wassom Middle School. Under her leadership, Wassom Middle received many awards, including being recognized as one of the top rated schools in the nation. Ms. Dove was honored to accept the award on behalf of Wassom Middle and was invited to the White House where she was presented with the National Blue Ribbon Award.

Ms. Dove retired from her beloved school system as Assistant Superintendent of the Ft. Campbell Schools. After retirement she enjoyed traveling and especially loved being the "Grand" in Grandmother.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her siblings, Eugene Churchwell, Brenda Churchwell (Oliver), Leon Churchwell, and Charles Churchwell.

She is survived by her son, William (Rocky) Dove and daughter, Deanna Dove Smith; daughter in law, Becky (Goodman) Dove; son in law, Tracey Smith; grandsons, C. Taylor Dove, M. Griffin Dove and R. Benjamin Smith; sisters, Joanne (Craycraft), Diane (Jackson) and Deborah Churchwell and many nieces and nephews.

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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020 | 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home
    1209 Madison St.
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  • Service

    Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020 | 4:00pm
    Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020 4:00pm
    McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home
    1209 Madison St.
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Camille Holt

Posted at 12:15am
Carolyn was a student of mine at APSU when she secured her endorsement as a Reading Specialist. She was excellent with students and faculty alike as she advanced as a remarkable leader in education . I enjoyed following her outstanding career. She made an invaluable contribution!

Rose Garrett

Posted at 07:08pm
My deepest sympathy goes to the family and friends of Mrs. Dove. She was my assistant principal when I started teaching at Ft. Campbell Junior High School. She had a remarkable combination of toughness and kindness, just what junior high students needed. She understood them and loved them, and they were all the better for it. My thoughts are with you all.

Deanna Smith Posted at 05:13am

Thank you

Sandra Denney

Posted at 08:42am
Ms Dove taught our son Jay at Fort Campbell. She was among his favorite teachers and always remembered for her pleasant disposition and her smile.. Our sincere sympathy for your loss. Tom and Sandra Denney

Deanna Smith Posted at 03:29pm

Thank you, Love her son and daughter

JC Kellar

Posted at 01:18pm
I am lifting up your family in prayer at this difficult time. She was the assistant principal when I started at Ft. Campbell Jr. High. When she became principal she led Wassom into its "glory" years. She built a wonderful working atmosphere where were a true family. She was a remarkable woman.
JC Kellar

Deanna Smith Posted at 05:12am

Thank you , Rocky , Deanna

Delta Yarbrough

Posted at 10:31am
Deanna, you know how much I loved your Mom. Not only was she my dear friend, but also a wonderful leader and Had a very Powerful and fun personality. So many precious memories. Just sorry I couldn’t visit her since Covid hit.

Deanna Smith Posted at 05:13am

Thank you for your kindness and friendship

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