Dovie Arlene Setzer

August 1, 2023




Dovie Arlene Setzer, beloved and devoted homemaker, passed away on August 1, 2023, in Wheeling, WV at the age of 67. She was born on February 5, 1956, in Gastonia, NC.

She shared her life with her soulmate, Walter Tinker. Together, they built a beautiful family filled with love and laughter. Dovie leaves behind her sons, Travis and Akeem Tinker, and her daughters, Stephanie Setzer and Jonetta Tinker, as well as nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She will also be deeply missed by her lifelong friend, Willie Person.

Dovie’s memory will forever be cherished by her brothers, Curtis and George Crawford, as well as her sister, Fran Crawford. She was preceded in death by her parents, Curtis and Josephine (Wilson) Tate.

Dovie was an active member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Clarksburg, WV. Her faith was an integral part of her life, providing her with strength and guidance. She found solace and support within her church community.
Services to honor and celebrate Dovie’s life will be held in a private memorial ceremony at a later date.

The family kindly requests that contributions be made to assist them during this difficult time at

Dovie’s unwavering dedication to her loved ones and her strong belief in the power of faith will continue to inspire all who knew her.

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Jackie McClee Grier
6 months ago

Sending sympathy and condolences, from Gastonia, NC