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John Edward Singley

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at Hathorn Funeral Home in Columbia for John E. Singley, 90, of Columbia, who passed away Monday, September 2, 2019 at The Myrtles Nursing Home. Interment will be at Society Hill Cemetery. Bro. Mark McArthur will officiate. Visitation will be held from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at Hathorn Funeral Home.

As a long-time resident of Marion County, John was a retired Tug Boat Captain.

He was preceded in death by his Parents, Readus & Cleta Singley; his Son, John Lawayne Singley; and one Great Grandchild, Colton Singley.

He is survived by his Wife of 67 years, Zellie Butler Singley, of Columbia; one Daughter, Melinda Thornhill (Randy), of Kokomo; three Sisters, Anna May Tolar, of Pascagoula, Brigette Mitchell, of Conroe, Texas, Mildred Patterson, of Ponchatoula, Louisiana; two Brothers, Rayford Singley, of Arizona, Bill Singley, of Arkansas; four Grandchildren, Tina Thomas, of Moselle, Tammy Popwell (Zach), of Foxworth, Jonathan Singley (Bridggett), of Purvis, Steven Thornhill, of Foxworth; and three Great Grandchidlren, Hunter Singley, of Purvis, Caden Singley, of Purvis, Makaylee Thomas, of Moselle.

Pallbearers will be Randy Thornhill, Steven Thornhill, Tommy Craft, Zach Popwell.

Hathorn Funeral Home in Columbia is in charge of the arrangements. Family and friends may sign an online guestbook at


John Edward Singley
July 28, 1929 - September 2, 2019





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