OBITUARY

Dalton Coles

December 10, 1933June 5, 2021
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Dalton M. Coles, 87, of Cedarville, passed away Saturday, June 5, 2021 in Van Buren. He born December 10, 1933 in Searcy, to the late Cecil M. and Elizabeth Coles. He served in the U. S. Army during the Korean Conflict, and was retired from Data-Tronics Corporation in Fort Smith where he was director of operations. He was a member and deacon at Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Van Buren, and an adult Sunday school class teacher there.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Janie Coles of the home; two sons, Tony Coles of Van Buren, and Barry Coles and wife Carlana of Plano, Texas; a brother, Noel Coles of Lebanon, Tennessee; four grandchildren, Andrew Coles and wife Sarah of Van Buren, Sarah Allison Coles of Little Rock, Emily Brockway and husband Mat of Maumelle, and Nathan Coles of Plano, Texas; and two great-grandchildren, Isaac Coles and Hannah Coles, both of Van Buren.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 pm Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at Gracelawn Cemetery in Van Buren, under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.

Pallbearers will be members of his family and members of his Sunday school class.

The family will visit with friends from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Tuesday, June 8 at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home, 4100 Alma Highway, Van Buren, Arkansas.

Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 2117 Alma Boulevard, Van Buren, Arkansas 72956.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, June 8, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, June 9, 2021

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Kathleen Runnells Anderson

June 9, 2021

My Dearest Aunt Janie, Tony, Barry and all of your families - Your precious husband and father, my wonderful uncle, may no longer be with us physically, but his genuine spirit, his legacy of love and faith, will stay with us forever, in the stories we share, the lessons he taught us, and the shining example he was to all who were privileged to know and love him in this life.
Uncle Dalton's light will shine on!
Deepest sympathies and all our love forever,
Kathy & George

Karl and Joyce Sapp Missionaries to Japan (since 1971) & to Alaska (since 1984)

June 9, 2021

Dear Mrs. Coles, our family and friends,

Joyce and I, though so very thankful for the saving grace of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ which our dear Brother knew, would like to extend at this time our love and heartfelt condolences to each of you during this time of your tremendous loss.

Occasionally while on our missionary furloughs remembering how privileged we were to sit under his well-prepared Sunday School lessons at Calvary Baptist Church, we certainly were blessed by his exaltation of Jesus Christ and His wonderful, eternal Word.

What a gracious Christian gentleman - he will be greatly missed by many!

Here's our praying for our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to receive all the glory for which He is due whether by life or by death, both now and forevermore.

Much love and prayers,

Karl and Joyce Sapp for all in Alaska

“The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen", Philippians 4:23.

Dan Borum

June 8, 2021

Brother Dalton was a great encouragement to me while I was young in the ministry. I will always be thankful for him and Sister Janie! He truly set the example of being a Servant of the King. Prayers of peace and comfort for all of his family and church family.

Al Runnells

June 7, 2021

When I was a young boy Dad took all us boys camping. Uncle Dalton went with us, we were having a great time when a storm blew in. We jumped in the back of the truck threw a tarp over us, and headed out of the woods. I was scared, and in the dark Uncle Dalton said does anybody want some cookies. Great Man Great memories!

Ken Gibson

June 7, 2021

I became Dalton's Pastor in 1972 until 1984. He was a good and faithful friend. My children grew up with his children. One of the outstanding things about Dalton he was always a gentleman. Janie, Boys, and families may the God of all Comfort give you the Comfort and Peace for today and the days to come

Verna Smith

June 6, 2021

Dear Janie and family, so sorry to see that Dalton has passed away. Dalton hired me on October 20th 1975 to be a trainee for the Data Entry department, and I was hired full time and continued to work there till my retirement on October 31, 2013. He was always very professional and kind to all of us ladies. God bless!

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