Henry Lee Singleton was born at Easley, April 4, 1868, the son of Miles P. and Martha J. (Higgins) Singleton. His education was in the primary and grammar schools of the county from which he went to Leesville College. Later he attended Wofford College and in 1903 took a lecture course at Vanderbilt University. He was married to Miss Mary Carolyn Butler near Loris in 1906.
He felt the call to the ministry when eight, but continued teaching school for a number of years after finishing his own school course. Yielding to his sense of duty, he was licensed to preach in 1898 and joined the South Carolina Conference of the Methodist Church in 1899, being ordained deacon in 1901 and elder in 1903. He served the following charges: Marion and Mills, 1900; Loris and Little River, 1901; Mt. Carmel, 1902; Harpers, 1903-04; Bucksville, 1905-06; Blackstock, 1907-08; Lancaster, 1909; Loris, 1910.
The Rev. Singleton was the father of Lucile Carter and Annie Lee Bailey. He died September 8, 1932, and is buried in Patterson Cemetery.
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