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 25, 2009
    Christy Cumber says:
    My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time. Dulah truly touched my heart and was a dear person to me. She was such a caring person and always gave of herself. She will be deeply missed.

  • March 25, 2009
    Nancy Beery Blackwelder says:
    Dulah was my Head Nurse when I first began my nursing career in 1976. She was a mentor, a beautiful person, and a friend. I can't begin to express to you how special she was to everyone who had the privilege of meeting her. She was the epitome of caring, dedication and unconditional love. Dulah will be missed by all who knew her and will always hold a special place in our hearts. We've been blessed by her presence in our lives. I will light a candle in her honor and say a special prayer. She has passed on to a better place and is with her loved ones and friends that have gone on before her. My heart goes out to the family. May you be at peace.

  • March 29, 2009
    Suzanne Singletary Herr says:
    Aunt Dulah was beloved by family and friends for her caring ways and thoughtfulness. Her extended family in Virginia will miss her, and we all send condolences to her daughter, son in law, grandchildren, brother, sister, neices and nephews. She lived a life that was an wonderful example to others.

  • March 25, 2009
    Lisa Epply says:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I feel truely blessed and priveledged to have known such a wondeful woman, and I will cherish the memories of our time together forever. Our love goes out to you and your family. Love, Lisa Epply, and daughters Anna & Ashley and puppy Angel.