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Shirley Dalton

LAKE WYLIE -- Mrs. Shirley Frances Dalton, 80, of Lake Wylie, S.C., died March 30, 2008, at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, N.C.

Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, 2008, at River Hills Community Church, with the Rev. Bruce Jones officiating. Burial will be in River Hills Community Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Dalton was born March 5, 1928, in Florence, S.C., to Frances McBride Sansbury and the late G.F. Sansbury. She graduated from Toccoa Falls Schools, including courses at Toccoa Falls Commercial College. She was a longtime employee of Storer Broadcasting Company, headquartered in Miami, Fla., as an executive secretary and retired in 1975 from National Airlines, Miami, Fla., as Executive Secretary to the Vice President and General Counsel. She was also a member of the River Hills Country Club, the River Hills Community Church, Lake Wylie and longtime member of the American Contract Bridge League. Mrs. Dalton was preceded in death by her loving husband, Wallace Dalton.

Survivors are her mother, Frances Bostick of Spartanburg, S.C.; children, Gary Doles of Orlando, Fla., Jeffrey and Suzanne Doles of Seffner, Fla., Gregory and Doreen Doles of Gainesville, Fla., and Jonathon and Heather Doles of Gainesville, Fla.; stepchildren, Troy and Chip Dalton of Austin, Texas, Kemp and Susan Dalton of Greensboro, N.C., Randy and Debbie Dalton of Cornelius, N.C., Elaine Barton of Cornelius, N.C., and Lori and Mike Patrick of Rock Hill, S.C.; 24 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the River Hills Community Church, 104 Hamilton's Ferry Road, Lake Wylie, SC 29710 or a charity of your choice.

M. L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home, Clover, S.C., is serving the family of Mrs. Dalton.