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Benson Funeral & Cremation Services
Wednesday March 30th, 2022

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Benson Funeral & Cremation Services
Wednesday March 30th, 2022
3:00pm - 4:00pm

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Donna Bryan Dayton

Donna Bryan Dayton, 61, of Lowell passed away March 26, 2022 at her residence.  She was born on January 18, 1961 to the late Clyde and Virginia Bryan.  She is also preceded in death by her granddaughter, Chloe Spoon.  Donna loved going hunting with her husband, loved her dogs, and enjoyed watching football and racing.  She was involved in Revolutionay War reenactments. Donna was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who never met a stranger.

Survivors includer her husband of 18 years, Steven Michael Dayton; children, William Justin Spoon, Matthew Lee Spoon (Gabrielle), Cortney Raye Dayton, and Steven Michael Dayton, Jr.; and 7 grandchildren, Anthony Thompson, Alec Spoon, Ashton Spoon, Jayden Spoon, Hutson Spoon, Kendall Spoon, and Haley Cheshire.

A visitation will be held one hour prior to the memorial service from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at Benson Funeral & Cremation Services, Mt. Holly. Memorial Service will follow  4:00 p.m. with Rev. Mike Polk officiating. 


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Steve, I was so sorry to hear about Donna's passing. She was such a sweet lady who treated strangers like friends. I pray that God will give you and your family comfort and peace during this difficult time.

Sara Broome Apr 7 2022 5:16 PM

I will miss you my dear sweet friend. ❤️

Linda Shaw Mar 31 2022 9:27 PM

I'm sorry to hear of Donna's passing. My first cousin who always celebrated Christmas and Thanksgiving with Grandma and Granddad Giles. It's been years since I saw Donna. She called me after my mom and her aunt passed away a few years ago and we caught up briefly on our lives. My condolences to her family. I hope you find yourself smiling as you remember her love for you.

Ellen Roberts Mar 31 2022 4:54 PM

Donna was a very sweet friend and though we had not seen each other in awhile she was and is a special lady. Met her when Justin and Mike and I son Jonathan played d basketball together when they were very young. She talk to us at the games and told us about her in-laws having a restaurant and that is where I worked for over 25 years and we did work together for a while there. She always stoped buy for visit to see her sons Mat and Justin! She will be missed! In loving thoughts! Cynthia Reed

Cynthia Reed Mar 31 2022 12:23 PM

We are so sorry to hear of Donna's passing. She was such a ray of sunshine and she will be missed. Praying her loved ones find comfort in their memories.

Jillian Tobias Mar 31 2022 11:35 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Donna Dayton

Virginia Bryan Mar 31 2022 10:32 AM

Unlike most, I have known Donna since before she was born. At the time of her birth, we were all young marrieds starting our families. Since I had 5 brothers, I always wanted a little sister. Never got the sister, but eventually ended up with 3 beautiful daughters. Before Donna's birth, her mom (the other Virginia) wanted to give my mom her first grandson. At this time, you never knew what gender child you would get until its actual birth (no such thing as sonar photos were available). Her mother kept insisting she was having a boy, but then it turned out Donna was obviously a girl. Donna was such a beautiful girl and a lovely child, and my mom grew to love her even more than if she had been a boy. Donna took to our family right away, and even begged me to allow her to go with me everywhere. Her mom had the bad judgment to allow Donna to stand up in the seat, which i nagged her about, what if she had to stop suddenly, and Donna got hurt? So told Donna she was welcome to accompany me but had to wear her seatbelt, which she always did. Donna was so precious, and eventually became like a fourth daughter to me. I will miss her so much! With love, her Aunt Virginia

Virginia Bryan Mar 30 2022 9:21 PM

So sorry to hear about Donna. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Laura Lingerfelt Mar 30 2022 1:25 PM

Donna was such a loving and happy person. She loved everyone she come across and never met a stranger. She has been a good friend and neighbor for many years. Loved my girls like they were family. My heart breaks for Steve and her family. I hope in the upcoming months they find peace and comfort.

Tonya Helms Mar 30 2022 12:30 PM

Steve, Donna was such a happy person who loved her family so much. Know that she will be watching over you always. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Jaime Mar 29 2022 7:06 PM

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