Bonnie McShan Dalton

Born: Mon., Aug. 21, 1944
Died: Wed., Sep. 8, 2010

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Bonnie Marie McShan Dalton, age 66, of Eatonton, GA died on Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. Bonnie was born August 21, 1944 in Dallas, Texas to the late Clifton Loyd McShan and Viola Beatrice Green McShan. She graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas, Texas in 1962 and the North Texas State University in 1966 with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She received a Masters in Education and Specialist Degree from William Carey College in Hattiesburg, Mississippi and began her teaching career in elementary school in Mississippi and taught in Arkansas and Oklahoma. She then sold real estate in Mississippi until her retirement in 1991. She married Tolbert Marion "Toby" Dalton on May 11, 1991 and lived in Dallas, Texas from 1991 to 2003 when they moved to Eatonton, Georgia. She was an active and devoted member of Grace Fellowship of Greensboro, where she was past prayer chairman of the Community Bible Study and was also a part of the team of ladies that lead bible study in the Greene County Jail. Throughout her life she was a devoted teacher and beloved wife, mother, grandmother, friend and follower of Jesus Christ.

She is survived by her husband, Toby Dalton of Eatonton, GA; three daughters, Amy Knight Doherty and husband Daniel of Suwanee, GA, Julianne Dalton Keil and husband Phillip of Denton, TX and Audrey Dalton Sequenzia and husband Samuel of Dallas, TX; two sons, Michael Alan Knight Jr. and wife Hope of Cumming, GA and John T. Dalton and wife Tonya of Dallas, TX; sister, Doris Jo McShan Coats and husband Bob of Irving, TX; ten grandchildren, Hannah Doherty, Andrew Doherty, Emma Doherty, Emily Tomczyk, Daniel J. Tomczyk, Judson Sequenzia, Kinsey Knight, Mak Knight, Jack Dalton and Kate Dalton; and numerous other relatives and friends.

A celebration of her life will be held on Sunday, September 12, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Grace Fellowship Church, 1971 S. Main Street, Greensboro, GA 30642 with Dr. Jimmy A. Long officiating. A reception will be held after the service in the Fellowship Hall at Grace Fellowship Church. The family requests that any memorials be made in Bonnie''s memory to the First Call Pregnancy Center, P. O. Box 1422, 1531 W. Broad Street, Greensboro, GA 30642. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Please visit to sign the online guest register.

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Franks Chiropractic Life Center
   Posted Fri September 10, 2010
Mr.Dalton & Family We are sorry for your loss. Your in our thoughts & prayers. Dr. Richard Franks & Staff

Jessica Allen (Piedmont Heart Institute)
   Posted Fri September 10, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time in your life. Ms. Dalton was a very pleasant, caring, and generous person. She always had a smile on her face and a very positive attitude. I was truely blessed to have known Mrs. Dalton and her smiling face will be greatly missed. May the Lord give you the strength and comfort to see you and your family through this!! God bless you all!

Wendy Fuller
   Posted Fri September 10, 2010
To Mr. Dalton and Ms. Bonnie's family- My deepest sympathies to you and your family. My prayers are with you. Bonnie was a beautiful lady and my life was blessed in knowing her.

Maricel and Roberto Mattei
   Posted Fri September 10, 2010
Our sincere condolences to Toby and the children. We will always remember Bonnie.

Jane & Howell Cobb
   Posted Fri September 10, 2010
Dear Toby and family, Thank you for sharing Bonnie with all of us. We grieve but not as those with no hope. We have such happy memories of working together at Wears Valley, Grace Fellowship, CBS, First Call, etc. Her Servant Heart will be greatly missed by all of us where she served. Her love for Jesus and all others made her face glow. Our love and prayers surround you. Jane & Howell

Gail Webb Natale
   Posted Fri September 10, 2010 heart goes out to you and your family...what a wonderful person she was...and I am so fortunate to have known her and to have those great memories of prayers are with you all....

Diana Bodenheimer Hodde
   Posted Fri September 10, 2010
Toby and family, I am stunned and saddened beyond expression. Bonnie was a light to so many and my precious friend for over 50 years. Our days at Long, Woodrow, and North Texas are etched in my heart, and I will remember Bonnie with love and joy. May you and yours know the peace that only God can bring. Hold your memories and each other tightly, and know that so many are praying for you.

John Barrett
   Posted Fri September 10, 2010
So sorry to hear about Bonnie. I have many memories going back to childhood. I grew up in the next block on Velasco from her. We attended Elementry school together,1st and 6th(I moved away and came back). I moved back to Dallas and graduated in '62 from Woodrow. Graduated fron NTSU in '66 also. Will be praying for the family. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Ralph Niebuhr
   Posted Fri September 10, 2010
My first puppy love in grade school. Cheerleader. Homecoming Queen. A beautiful person.

Jay Allen
   Posted Fri September 10, 2010
I'm so sorry for your loss, Toby. Bonnie was such a wonderful person. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Maidee Thompson Harding
   Posted Fri September 10, 2010
Toby and family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Bonnie. She was one of the nicest, kindest persons at Woodrow. You are in my prayers.

Rick and Tommi Ward
   Posted Fri September 10, 2010
We will miss Bonnie's sweet spirit and loving smile at Grace Fellowship. Please accept our sincere sympathy and love to all of the family. May God put extra special blessings on each of you during this most difficult time.

Darlene Strausbaugh
   Posted Fri September 10, 2010
My deepest sympathy goes out to you all for the loss of your dear loved one. Bonnie was a special person and you could see her the love she had for her family and the love she had for Christ. She portrayed the hands and feet of Christ and I know that today she is rejoicing in Heaven and recieving jewels in her crown, for the great deeds she done here on earth. May God bless you and give you peace and comfort,

Tom & Cheke Lutz
   Posted Sat September 11, 2010
Dear Toby & Family, Our hearts grieve the loss of your dear wife and yet we delight in knowing Bonnie is enjoying being in the presence of our Savior. We wish we could be there to honor her life and support you in your "missing her" but distance makes it impossible. Know that we are praying that God will give you the comfort and peace that only He can give. Warm Love, Tom & Cheke Lutz

Toni Pearce Cline
   Posted Sat September 11, 2010
Dear Toby and family, Bonnie was one of the most loving, joyous, kind and fun friends ever. She radiated peace and love which she shared with all of us. She will be greatly missed, but will always have a special place in my heart. May God Bless you and your family and comfort you with His perfect Love. Toni Pearce Cline

Gerald Turner
   Posted Sun September 12, 2010
So very sorry to hear of your loss Toby, Bonnie with her sweet smile and pretty face is very clear in my mine from high school.God Bless you and yours

John Sewall
   Posted Mon September 13, 2010
A little brighter day in the Kingdom with Bonnie visiting with her king !! May god give you complete peace, Toby.

Sheila Annette Farmer Romo and Rick Romo
   Posted Wed September 15, 2010
Dear Toby and family, Bonnie was, undoubtedly, one of my favorite people and reconnecting with the two of you several years ago has been a real blessing in my life. I pray that your grief will become praise for Bonnie's life and that your faith and memories will sustain you in the weeks and months to come. God Bless, Sheila Romo

Jerri Mizell Moser
   Posted Wed September 15, 2010
I remember you both from Long and Woodrow Wilson...I am so sorry for your loss. Know that you are in my prayers and remember, you are not alone. In Jesus Name we press on! Jerri Mizell Moser

Ron and Tena Kolb
   Posted Wed September 15, 2010
We just received word that Bonnie had passed away. Our hearts are devastated yet secure that she sees Jesus Christ face to Face. We will forever remember the two of you always in love and giddy with laughter and love for one another. Our fondest memories are all the country western dancing we enjoyed together. "My" Bonnie had a contagious joy and the sweetest of Spirit. Our loss is heaven's gain. Both of you will forever be in our heart's. Know that we love you up to the sky and down to the ground. John 14:6

Bob and Shawn Cuddeback
   Posted Tue September 21, 2010
Toby - We would like to convey our deepest sympathies for your loss. We hope that as time passes, your grief will lessen through the grace of God. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

jere and fred brady
   Posted Fri September 24, 2010
Toby...we just heard about Bonnie and we are just stunned. She was always the picture of health and always had a smile on her face. We are unfortunately out of the country and will not be able to attend her funeral but wanted you to know that our hearts feel your pain. She will be missed by many...jere and fred

sally fifer
   Posted Thu September 30, 2010
Dear Toby and family, It is with great sadness that we have learned of the demise of Bonnie--too young and too fast. We remember her fondly as an amazing woman and a true servant of her Lord and Savior. Know that you have our deepest sympathy. Sally and Fred Fifer Lake Highlands UMC-Dallas