Helen Dover Whiteside died peacefully in her home on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, at the age of 69.

Helen was born June 10, 1947, in Trumann, and was the daughter of John Arthur and Martha James. Helen settled in West Memphis nearly 35 years ago where she was a long time member of Marion Church of Christ and manager of Flash Market number 167.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents, John Arthur and Martha Tramel James; her husband, Alvin Wayne Dover, Sr.; brothers, Louie “Butch” James and Roy James; sisters, Ruthie Sasser and Darlene James; and grandson, Timothy Scott Dover, Jr.

Helen leaves to cherish her memory, sons, Robert Wayne Dover of West Memphis, Timothy Scott Dover of Melbourne, Florida, Richard Wesley Whiteside of Katy, Texas and Eric Dale Whiteside, also of West Memphis; grandchildren, Alvin Wayne Dover II, Wyatt Chans Dover, Crystal Jean Dover, Jessica Whiteside, Kody Whiteside, JW Whiteside, Erica Whiteside Carver, Katelynn Whiteside Hommel, and Corey Scott Walters; great grandchildren, Coyan and Savanah Dover and Kenslee Marie Carver; and brother, Billy James of Melbourne, Florida The family will receive their friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, with funeral services to be held Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at 1 p.m., all at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home of West Memphis. Burial with committal services will follow at Crittenden Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Marion Church of Christ, 2845 US-63, Marion, AR 72364. Online condolences can be left at

Helen Dover Whiteside