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Obituary for Mildred Lucille "Sing" Ward (Singleton)

Mildred Lucille “Sing” Ward, 98, of Grantsville, WV, died peacefully on November 22, 2023, at Elizabeth Care Center where she had resided for the past 15 months.

She was a daughter of the late Raymond and Edith Wine Singleton, born on January 8, 1925, at Dutch, Braxton County, WV.

Mildred had worked at many jobs during her long life, including a dry cleaners and a fairground in Glenville, WV, during her teenage years. Then at General Motors in Cleveland, Ohio, a shirt factory, Calhoun General Hospital, and in her later years, as a grandma at Pleasant Hill Elementary School, Calhoun County, WV, retiring at the age of 92 years old. She was a longtime quilt maker and made many by hand to give to family members.

Surviving “Sing” are a sister Carldetta Webber of Ohio, two brothers Van (Francis) Singleton of Ohio and Amos (Wanda) Singleton of Braxton County, WV, a step-daughter-in-law Joanne Ward of Georgia, several step-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, and many friends including a special friend Edna York Robinson. In recent years she received compassionate care from Rhonda Bumgarner and Geraldine Hupp.

In addition to her parents, Mildred is preceded in death by her husband John E. Ward, brother Victor (Lora) Singleton, sisters Lula Jean (Arley) Ward, Mary, Betty, and Rebecca dying in early childhood, two step-sons Olen (Helen) Ward and Oren Ray Ward, brother-in-law Ed Webber, a step-granddaughter Joyce Dornon and a step-great-grandson Heath Harrington.

The family wishes to thank all of the wonderful staff at Elizabeth Care Center for their loving care of “Grandma”.

A graveside service will be held conducted at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery, at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 29, 2023, by Stump Funeral Home & Cremation, Inc., Grantsville, WV, with Rev. Harry Drake officiating. Interment will be in Pleasat Hill UMC Cemetery. Online condolences Matt be expressed at