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James Issac Dalton

August 17, 1940 — June 7, 2019

Stonefort- James Issac Dalton, age 78, of Stonefort, passed away at 11:55am on Friday, June 7, 2019 at his home in Stonefort, surrounded by his loving family.

James was born in Marion on August 17, 1940, the son of Oakley Lee and Mabel Marie (Cook) Dalton. He married Lela Evans in Marion on January 21, 1967. Together, they shared more than fifty-two years of marriage and wonderful memories.

James was a jack-of-all-trades and good at all he did. Prior to his retirement, he had worked as an auto mechanic. He was a work-a-holic. In his spare time, he loved spending time with family, piddling in his yard, watching for a visit from his albino deer, and simply enjoying life.

James was a member of the Full Gospel Tabernacle Church in Marion, where he served as a Deacon.

Survivors include his wife- Lela Genevieve Evans of Stonefort

Three daughters- Tammy Lynn LeMasters of Stonefort

     Tabatha Mae and Darrell Davis of Marion

     Tonia Marie Dalton and fiancé Bobby Winters of Harrisburg

Five grandchildren- Devin James and Taylor Kidd of Deland, Florida

     Anthony Dalton Pennington and fiancé Lauren Price of Johnston City

     Dustin Lee and Hayley Kidd of Pittsburg

     Austin Hunter Pennington and fiancé Bridget Hancock of Herrin

     Alexandria RaeLe Pennington and Cordero Turner of Harrisburg

Great Grandchildren- Finn, Gabriel, Nash, Zachary, Raven, and one on the way

Two sisters- Shirley McDonald of Carrier Mills

     Brenda and Ron Sheppard of Vienna

Two beloved pug dogs- Gizmo and Harley

His favorite pet- his albino deer- Whitey

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers- Oakley, Donnie and Jackie Dalton, and two infant sisters- Ruby Pearl Dalton and Margaret Ann Dalton.

Funeral services will be held at 1pm on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at Blue Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. John Burnett, Sr officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Creal Springs. A time of visitation will be held from 11-1pm on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at Blue Funeral Home in Marion.

For those prefer, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

1704 N Court St, Marion, IL 62959

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