Paul Franklin Dove
It is with great sadness that the family of Paul Franklin Dove, 62, of Cumming, Ga., announces his passing, after a long battle with cancer, on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019.
Paul was born Sept. 14, 1957, in New Castle, to William Paul Dove and Sarah (Campbell) Dove, and was raised in Hermitage.
After high school graduation, Paul earned a degree in accounting from Youngstown State University and soon after became licensed as a certified public accountant.
As an accomplished CPA, he had a long and prosperous career working in his private practice in Alpharetta, Ga.
When Paul was not at the office, he had a passion for boating, health and fitness, and spending time with family and friends.
Paul will be forever remembered by his wife Ashlyn (Markwalter) Dove of Atlanta, Ga.; his mother Sarah (Campbell) Dove of Atlanta, formerly of Hermitage; his sisters Elaine (Dove) Clark and brother-in-law Paul Clark of Indianapolis, Ind.; Diane (Dove) Nens and brother-in-law Gene Obrizak of Atlanta; his brother Jim Dove; sister-in-law Susan Dove of Atlanta; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Paul is preceded by his father, William Paul Dove.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Paul can be made to MD Anderson Cancer Center, mdanderson.org.
Celebration of Paul's life: 11 a.m. Wednesday (10-9-19) at North Point Community Church, 4350 North Point Pkwy., Alpharetta, Ga., 30022.
Published on October 3, 2019

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Fred Dreyer
Oct 09, 2019
I met Paul years ago at the gym in Roswell. Always enjoyed our talks during breaks. He has done our family's taxes for years. Enjoyed talking boats , golf and his runs up to Granny's store. He always had time for financial advise and to answer my dumb questions. A true straight shooter.
Prayers to his family and his Dove PC family!
JACK STRAWTHER
Oct 09, 2019
I am sorry to hear of Paul's passing. I will keep all of his family in prayer.
RJ Littlefield
Oct 09, 2019
May God bless and comfort you and your family during this difficult period; please accept my sincere condolences. Paul was kind and well liked by many in our company. He will be missed.
Kenya Simmons
Oct 08, 2019
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Tonya Spagnuolo
Oct 08, 2019
Diane, I'm so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family at this time. I'm thankful that you got to share some wonderful moments of your brother with me when we were in Utah together. Big hugs to you. Enjoy tomorrow's celebration of life, reflecting on all those good times.
Love, Tonya
Sue McLaughlin
Oct 08, 2019
Diane, I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.
Oct 08, 2019
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Oct 07, 2019
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Oct 07, 2019
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Oct 07, 2019
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Russ andLara Brewer
Oct 07, 2019
Russ and I meet Paul years ago when our boys played sports together. His zeal for life and sincerity in relationships made him our obvious choice when it came to professional matters. We did not know of his illness and are deeply saddened. May all who will miss him find peace in his memory.
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Oct 07, 2019
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Elba I Keitt, Construction Specialty Services, Inc.
Oct 07, 2019
We are sadden by the loss. We started with Paul about 12 years ago and he was a great person, he will truly be missed. My condolences to the Dove family.
Paul Russell
Oct 07, 2019
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COL (R) Paul T Russell, US Army
Oct 07, 2019
I too am truly heartbroken with this news even though I didn’t really know Paul except at tax time. He was always so kind to me. I always enjoyed are short time meetings and conversations. My prayers will be with his friends and his family. I did not know he was even ill. He is an amazing person to keep up a successful business while going through 3 battles with cancer.
Rick Hobgood 10/7/2019
Oct 07, 2019
Paul, you will be missed, in my business and as a friend. For over 30 years you took care of my business, and we had some good times at the lake. Your friendship, knowledge and expertise helped me, and my commercial business to be more successful. Paul was a great mentor and friend as we shared stories about our person life’s a lot and I was proud to call him my friend. RIP
Nancy Fleming
Oct 05, 2019
I'm not sure how and when we started to go to Paul but know it was one of the best decisions that we ever made. He always had time for a quick question. He always was very prompt with getting our returns finished as he knew that about a week was all that I could wait. We would often talk about our children, health issues and family. HE WILL BE missed
Greg Sferra
Oct 05, 2019
My sympathy goes out to Paul's family. I graduated a few years ahead of him from Hickory High School and always thought he was a great guy. Our friendship was rooted in our love for baseball and I remember him as a good pitcher. May he rest in peace!
Brenda and Lou Lewis
Oct 05, 2019
Paul was a private man. We have lived on the same small street for many, many years. Brilliant, good man and a true warrior. Our prayers are with Ashlyn, family, friends and staff of Paul’s CPA firm.
Keely Smith
Oct 04, 2019
So sorry to hear about Paul's passing. He lived life on his terms. I enjoyed talking politics, the economy and work ethic. I was glad to be his customer of many years. Sending love and prayers to his family.
Teresa and Steve Melton
Oct 04, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss. Paul has been out accountant for about 20 years. He was a special person. He kept us in line for sure. We will surely miss him.
Earl Wise
Oct 04, 2019
Paul will be missed. His influence and guidance made me a better person. His knowledge and expertise made me a better commercial banker. I considered him a mentor and I would not be where I am today without him. RIP.
Kevin Sparks - The Mad Hatter
Oct 04, 2019
Thanks for being a part of our lives and business for the past 30 years. You will truly be missed.
Michael Thompson
Oct 04, 2019
Paul was my accountant for over thirty years and words cannot express my feelings of his passing away. My prayers go out to his wife and family. He certainly was one of the best of the best in his field. He will be missed
Jerry DIAL
Oct 04, 2019
Paul worked with our company for many years and we treasure the time spent together. Paul and I both are football fans so we had a lot of conversations about whether Big-Ten or SEC football was the best. I will miss Paul and so will everyone at Chavis Inc. in Maxton NC. Until we meet again, Godspeed my friend.

Jerry Dial