Dulah Carterette Singletary

April 11, 1932 - March 22, 2009
Dulah Carterette Singletary

DULAH JANE CARTERETTE SINGLETARY (Dulah) passed away on Sunday March 22, 2009 at her residence.

She was born April 11, 1932 in Loris, SC to John C and Alma Fowler Carterette.

She graduated from Charlotte Memorial Hospital’s School of Nursing in 1953 and spent her career as a nurse. She was well known for all the loving care she gave to others during and after her career.

Dulah was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Clyde, son Christopher, three daughters, Roberta and twins Judy Lynn and Sally Ann, a sister Novella Jean Strickland and a brother Edward.

She is survived by her daughter Patricia Murphy and son-in-law, Kenneth and granddaughter Elizabeth of Wilmington, granddaughter Lauren of Charleston, SC, a sister Pat Hardee of Shallotte, NC, brother Robert T Carterette of Carlsbad , CA as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Dulah was a member of Winter Park Baptist Church and enjoyed her activities there, especially her library work and her Sunday School. Her funeral will be held there Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at 11:00 am conducted by Pastor Mark Teachey. The family will receive friends from 10:00 – 11:00 am prior to the service. There will also be a service 11:00 am Thursday, March 26, 2009 at Inman Funeral Home, Tabor City followed by burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Tabor City, NC. The family will receive friends from 10:00 – 11:00 at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hospice of your choice.

Lower Cape Fear Hospice Team has the lasting gratitude of Dulah and her family. Their constant and loving care reflected her life.

Give of yourself, your time, or your resources to someone in need. It would please her to know the example she set lives on.

Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • March 23, 2009
    Martha Waller says:
    I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with the entire family.

  • March 23, 2009
    Rhonda Pigford says:
    I am so sorry for your loss. Dulah was very special to me, I worked with her on $ south at NHRMC. She was a very special lady and will be missed by many.. I am certain she touched many lives. God bless

  • March 23, 2009
    Lynda & Fred Simmons says:
    WE are truly sorry for your loss.

  • March 26, 2009
    Laurie Myles Bystrom says:
    Dulah and I worked together on 4 South after I moved to Wilmington in 1991. She was a truly caring and dedicated nurse. Also, personally a fine Christian lady. We saw each other occasionally after she retired. She always looked the same - a true, genteel lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones. I know with her faith, she is in a great place serving and worshipping the Lord. P.S. I work at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and am glad we were able to serve Dulah and all of you. Laurie Myles Bystrom

  • March 24, 2009
    Sheila Youngblood says:
    I grew up on Rose Avenue, and Dulah's son Chris was a very dear friend. It broke my heart when he died and I could not attend his funeral because of being away at college, and no one would cover my shift at work. They had moved away by the time I came back to Wilmington. I remember the entire family were such giving people and I remember Mrs. Singletary as always caring so much for others, and looking after us kids in the neighborhood when we got hurt, fell on our bikes, etc. I feel better in knowing that Chris and Mr. Singletary were there, along with others, to welcome her home. My sincere sympathy to the family for another loss.