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Shelton B. Singletary departed this life on June 1, 2017 at his home. Shell was a man who never met a stranger. He will be remembered especially for his sense of humor, his knowledge of all things mechanical and his wise advice about living. He often told the children and grandchildren, "Be nice to people; you never know when you might need them."After serving in the U.S. Army, he ultimately retired from Davco where he worked as the Senior Service Representative. Shell was a member of Barnetts Creek Baptist Church where he was baptized at the age of 78 by Dr. Julian Pipkin who was approximately 90 himself. Shell grew up in Ochlocknee, Georgia as the son of Shelton Riley Singletary and Mary Tucker Singletary. Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Rhetta Ray Singletary; daughters: Sharon Wingo (Mike), Amy Connelly (Mike); sons: Shelton "Roddy'' Singletary, James "Jay" Singletary; grandchildren: Callie Wingo, Christopher Wingo, Wayne Gaines (Erica), Annie Evans, Doug Evans, Riley Singletary, Shea Singletary, Ian Singletary, Brayte Singletary, Brandon Connelly, Christin Connelly, Ivey Singletary, Peyton Singletary, Jayden Singletary; great-grandchildren: Macy Gaines, Charlie Gaines, Emily Jo Conger; sister, Mary Frances Fowler; sister-in-law, Suzanne Singletary; very special friends: Sheryl Oschmann, Maria Heil and Connie Milam. Shell was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Dinah Jo Evans; brothers, Donald and Bobby Singletary; and a sister, Jean Smith. A memorial service is scheduled for Sunday, June 4, 2017, at 3 p.m., at Barnetts Creek Baptist Church with visitation beginning at 2. Donations in his honor may be made to the children and youth fund at Barnetts Creek Baptist Church, 27 Maddox Road, Ochlocknee, Ga. 31773. Guests may sign the online register book at www.allenfh.com. Allen & Allen Funeral Home
Published on June 2, 2017
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