Doris M. Robertson Singley, 85, of Newberry, died Sunday, February 13, 2022 at her residence.
Born on October 21, 1936, in Newberry, she was a daughter of the late James Boyd and Eula Leopard Robertson. She graduated Newberry High School in 1953 and the Greenville General Hospital School of Nursing in 1957 and from the University of South Carolina with an associate degree. As a registered nurse Mrs. Singley had the privilege to work in several states as a civil service nurse while her husband was enlisted in the United States Air Force. They lived in Charleston, Summerville, New Mexico, and Alaska. She served as a nurse and administrator for J.F. Hawkins Nursing Home in Newberry and a nursing home in Rock Hill.
She was a member of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church of Newberry where she was a member of the Friendship Sunday School Class, the Women of the Church, the Over 50 Group and played the handbells and piano.
Mrs. Singley was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter # 226 where she held numerous positions. She was the South Carolina Order of the Eastern Star Grand Representative of Puerto Rico in South Carolina from 2003 – 2005. She was member of the Shriners Ladies Auxiliary. She was also a member of the Newberry Gold Wing S. Chapter.
She is survived by daughters, Mary (Tim) Carlisle of Newberry; Annette (Mark) Johnson of Boynton Beach, FL; son-in-law, Jack Camp of Hendersonville, NC; grandchildren, Jessica (Bob) Miller-Camp, Elizabeth Owen, Sarah Carlisle and Joshua Carlisle; great-grandchildren, Carter Carlisle and Gage Ellis; a sister, Mary Vaughn of NC; sister-in-law, Ruth Ann “Fan” Reese; an uncle, Charles Leopard; special friends, Dovie Nichols, Steve and Sandra Graves, Jewel Oxner and Betty Clark. Mrs. Singley was twice married, first to the late Willie E. “Billy” Singley and secondly, to the late Redick T. Gaskin. She was also predeceased by a daughter, Kathy Camp and a sister, Helen McConnell.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church of Newberry, 1701 Main Street, Newberry, SC 29108.
The family would like to thank her caregivers, Teresa Mathis and Carmen Minty and the staff of Agape Hospice for their loving care to Doris and to the family during this difficult time.