2018-07-12 / Obituaries

Lucy Ann Blanchard Singleton

A Celebration of Life service for Lucy Ann Blanchard Singleton, 92, will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 14, 2018, at the Harlem United Methodist Church with visitation beginning at 1 p.m. at the church. She entered into eternal rest on July 5, 2018, at Thomson Health and Rehabilitation Home.

Mrs. Singleton was preceded in death by her first husband, Glenn Stephens Phillips Jr., and her second husband, John Henry Singleton Jr.; her parents, Bertha and Clarence Blanchard; and her brother, Billy Frank Blanchard.

Lucy Ann was born in Jacksonville, Florida, on October 17, 1925. Her parents moved the family back to Harlem, Georgia, where they had a farm and dry goods store. Lucy Ann graduated from Harlem High School and later from LaGrange College. She then received her Master of Music degree from the University of Georgia. She married her childhood sweetheart, Glenn Phillips Jr., and started her career as a teacher. Even though her career was teaching, her greatest joy was playing the organ at the Harlem Methodist Church.

After the death of her first husband, she met and married John H. Singleton Jr. of Washington, Georgia. Joining her family with his family of four daughters, they built a new life together. She joined the Washington Presbyterian Church, again playing the organ for that church and sometimes for the Episcopal Church of the Mediator. She continued teaching in Washington, and she and John enjoyed genealogy research and travel to include overseas travel.

Over the years, she had many interests including music from opera to popular artists like Glenn Miller and his band. She even wrote “Huguenot Hymnody and Psalmody,” the history of Huguenot music and psalmody. Her passion for history was well known and her contributions to preservation will be evident for generations to come. As secretary of the Callaway Plantation Board of Trustees she was instrumental in the preservation of the museum’s homes. She also assisted in the creation of the Mule Day Southern Heritage Festival. Working with Wilkes County and the Kettle Creek DAR, she was very involved with the preservation of the Kettle Creek Battlefield, including the dedication of the 1979 monument as well as the later building of the stone gates. Her contributions for so many organizations are a testament to her life of service.

A few of her organizations and positions she held are the Little Mother’s Bridge Club of Harlem; Kettle Creek Chapter, NSDAR (regent); Huguenot Society (president); Rev. Pierre Robert Chapter, Colonial Dames; Saint Paul’s Chapter, American Colonists; Washington Woman’s Club (president); Iris Garden Club (president); Presbyterian Women (moderator); Callaway Plantation Board of Trustees (secretary); A.H.Stephens Chapter, UDC; contributing writer for UDC Magazine, NSDAR Magazine and “The Cross of Langue¬≠doc,” of The National Huguenot Society.

Survivors include two daughters and three sons: Linda Culpepper (Bobby), Jennifer Moon, Glenn Phillips III (Sherry), Mell Phillips (Tatiana), John Singleton III (Tommy); five grandchildren, and a host of great-grandchildren.

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