Opah Reid Dalton | Iredell Free News

Mr Opah Reid Dalton74, left this mortal life peacefully on Saturday, November 26, 2022 at Augusta University Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia. Opah was born on July 22, 1948 in Harmony, to the late Clarence Dalton Sr. and Estie Mae Holmes Dalton. NC

Opah was educated in the Iredell County School System. He was a faithful and active member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Hamptonville, NC before settling in Georgia. He attended Broadway Baptist Church in Augusta, Georgia.

Opah worked at various positions that she had obtained through vocational rehabilitation. He did an excellent job at work and with housework. He used to say, “I spray-painted a skewer on the kitchen floor.” He could really make a floor look new. Mowing the garden was another of his duties. It has done a good job but the lawn mower may need some new parts from time to time. Opah was proud of the things he did well.

Opah knew “everyone” in Harmony, and he never met a stranger. If he liked someone, he might get a good slap on the back. He always greeted people with a smile and a pat on the back. All men who have married into the family have had this experience. He could be really funny without trying.

Family was important to Opah. He enjoyed family reunions, especially family reunions. He enjoyed good food. His mother introduced him to good home-cooked food.

In addition to his parents, Opah was predeceased by his sisters Mary Belle Dalton Murdock Ramseur, Bobbie Jean Dalton Morrison O’Garro, and her first husband, Robert Morrison Sr., Shirley Mae Dalton Smyre and her husband, Robert L. Smyre Jr.. , and Yvonne Dalton Waddell and her husband Kenneth Waddell. He was also predeceased by his brother Clarence Dalton Jr. and sister-in-law Jean Berry Dalton, and Rosemary Dalton and brother-in-law Lee Colden.

Survived are his siblings Gordan McKay Dalton from Harmony, George Franklin (Sierra) Dalton from New Jersey, William Craig (Beatrice) Dalton from Georgia and Maxine Dalton Colden from New York. He is also survived by a brother-in-law, Jacob O’Garro of New York. Opah is survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins ​​and friends.

A service celebrating life will be held on Monday, December 5, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at the Mary B. Bigham Memorial Chapel in Rutledge and Bigham Mortuary, Statesville. The viewing will be from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Reverend Robin Williams will conduct the service and the burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Church Cemetery.

Visit the book of memories for Mr. Dalton at

Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home serves the Dalton family.

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