1919 James 2015

James Chilton Dalton

May 22, 1919 — May 24, 2015

Mr. James Chilton Dalton, age 96, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away, May 24, 2015, at the home of his nephew and niece, William W. and Hazel E. Earnest, following a very long life. He was born May 22, 1919, in America, Walker County, Alabama, to the late William M. and Mary Cora Garrison Dalton. He was a graduate of Parrish High School, in Parrish, Alabama. He attended the University of Alabama after serving three plus years in the United States Army. He was stationed in Alaska, England and France during World War II. Mr. Dalton lived in several Florida towns during his life including Riverview, Terra Ceia, St Petersburg, Vernon and for thirty years in Defuniak Springs. Mr. Dalton was a member of the East Baptist Church in Defuniak Springs, Florida.

Mr. Dalton was preceded in death by his parents William M. Dalton and Mary Cora Garrison Dalton, a sister Jesse Hazel Dalton, a brother Scott Ayche Dalton, a sister Florence Lucile Earnest and brother-in-law Wilson M. Earnest. Mr. Dalton was also preceded in death by his first wife Margaret Helen (Peggy) Robinson Dalton and his second wife, his childhood sweetheart, Nell Sue Perry Earnest Dalton of Goodsprings, Alabama. By nephew-in-law John Wayne Anderson.

Mr. Dalton is survived by his nephew William W. Earnest and his wife Hazel E. Earnest, their three children Kim Elizabeth Earnest Anderson, William (Buddy) W. Earnest, Jr., his wife Wendy Reynolds Earnest, and David Glenn Earnest, his wife Julia Crosby Earnest. By thirteen great nieces and nephews. By two step-daughters Brenda Earnest Cummings of Huntsville, Alabama and Betty Earnest Hatch of Kensington, Maryland and their daughters Claudia Cummings, Elizabeth Cummings Hill and Lesley Hatch.

A graveside service will be held at the Zion Church of Christ Cemetery, in Parrish, Alabama, May 30, 2015, at 1:00 pm, with Rev. William W. Earnest officiating. Memorial donations can be made to the East Baptist Church, 901 Bay Avenue, Defuniak Springs, Florida, 32435.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Cochran Funeral Home and Crematory of Blairsville. Please share your condolences with the family on our website, www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.
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