Pauline S. Dalton, 80, of Grace Heights, Morganton, NC went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, October 28, 2009 following a lengthy illness. Born in Cleveland County, NC on January 6, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Grady Swink and Mary Smith Swink. Pauline was a member of Mull’s Grove Baptist Church for 52 years. She enjoyed working with children at the church. She also enjoyed sewing, puzzles, and working in her flower garden.A loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister, Pauline is survived by her husband, Oneil Oliver Dalton; a son, Arnold E. Dalton and wife, Theresa, of Morganton; daughters, Marilyn E. Lambert and husband, Darrell, of Morganton and Carol D. Malcolm and husband, Darel, of Garden City, SC; brothers, Paul Swink of Forest City, NC, Robert Swink of Rutherfordton, NC, and Charles Swink of Forest City; sisters, Jeanette Epley of Morganton, Louise Buff of Morganton, and Ruth Grier of Ellenboro, NC; grandchildren, Angie Hensley and husband, Darvy, of Morganton, David Lambert and wife, Suzanne, of Wake Forest, NC, Tonya Hanson and husband, Creag, of Morganton, Cori Garcia and fiancée, Jeff Gilstrap, of Nebo, NC, Lacey Malcolm of Dallas, NC, and Curtis Malcolm of Hickory, NC; and great-grandchildren, Jessica Hensley, Jacob Hensley, Hayden Lambert, Bailey Lambert, Brady Lambert, Ciara Hanson, Cylei Tellefson, and Josean Garcia.In addition to her parents, Pauline was preceded in death by a brother, Arlo Swink; and sisters, Ophelia Whetstine and Madge Swink.The funeral will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 31, 2009 at Mull’s Grove Baptist Church with Reverends Bud Jernigan and Darvy Hensley officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Sossoman Funeral Home where the body will remain until placed in the church thirty minutes prior to the funeral hour. At other times the family will be at the residence of Marilyn and Darrell Lambert in Morganton. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Heights Quality of Life Fund, 109 Foothills Drive, Morganton, NC 28655.

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