Julia Cleta Dalton, 87, of Pearisburg, departed this life Friday, March 4, 2011 at Carilion Giles Community Hospital in Pearisburg. Born in Waiteville, WV on June 14, 1923, she was a daughter of the late Omer F. and Reba Dell Collins Shepherd. She was retired after thirty-two years service at Giles Memorial Hospital in Pearisburg and attended the Pembroke Assembly of God. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Robert R. Dalton, her daughter Frances Dalton, her brothers James S. Shepherd, and John M. Shepherd, and her sisters Nannie T. Stump, Virginia L. May, and Violet M. Chewning.
She leaves to cherish her memory her children Omer Franklin and Carolyn Lee Dalton of Alexandria, William E. and Betty Dalton of Dublin, Alice Faye Kibler of Pearisburg, Emmaline Meadows of Pearisburg, Mildred Keith of Prince George County; her nine grandchildren; her six great-grandchildren; her three great-great-grandchildren; her sisters Margaret D. White, Dorothy L. Groves, and Betty S. Williams all of Pearisburg.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 11:00 AM in the Pembroke Assembly of God on Virginia Avenue with burial following in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St., Pembroke Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 PM. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.