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 William Jefferson Davis Singleton

William Jefferson Davis Singleton

Birth
South Carolina, USA
Death 21 May 1927 (aged 66)
Horry County, South Carolina, USA
Burial Burgess, Horry County, South Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 67516490 · View Source
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South Carolina Death Records has May 22, 1927

Horry Herald June 2, 1927
Death of W. J. Singleton

On last Monday, the 23rd inst. a throng of sorrowing friends gathered at Collins Creek Cemetery to see the body of W. J. Singleton returned to earth from whence it came.
Bad health and despondency had overtaken him some two years ago, and for the most of his time, he had been almost helpless, and at times his mind was bad. The end was not expected.
Services conducted by Rev. Bendenbough of Murrells Inlet. The church and grounds were filled to capacity but the crowd was no index to the scope of his friends. His pallbearers were J. E. Bryan, Jerry Cox, W. A. Freeman, W. S. McCaskill, S. P. Hawes, and J. H. Marsh.
His chief interests were saw milling and farming. His broad acres were the community experiment station. He was a close observer and watched every movement of his plants and animals never forgetting anything in his life. In his line he was a wise man.
Frank Burroughs said that he was born with makings of a great man, Jas. Henry Rice Lr., said "the world never paid Bill Singleton what it owed him."
He made fortunes but the latch strings to his store and his home hung on the outside to all who were in need, and so, when he went away. He was twice married and was the devoted father to several children.
He was a member of the Collins Creek Baptist Church and seemed to find great pleasure in assuring friends at his bedside that all was beyond the crossing.
All sympathy goes out to the bereaved widow and children.

His friend
McC.



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  • Created by: Perry W. Caldwell
  • Added: 27 Mar 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 67516490
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Jefferson Davis Singleton (29 Nov 1860–21 May 1927), Find A Grave Memorial no. 67516490, citing Collins Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Burgess, Horry County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Perry W. Caldwell (contributor 47042396) .