Betty Singleton Fryer
Devoted to Her Family
Canton- On Sunday, August 9, 2020 Betty Sue Singleton Fryer, age 86, was welcomed into Heaven by a host of angels that had lovingly been watching over and waiting to carry her to her glorious home in Heaven.
Betty was born August 25, 1934 in Haywood County to the late Charles Shaw and the late Ruby Medford Shaw. Growing up, and all throughout her life, she was indeed a most beautiful and caring lady, who brought great happiness and joy into the lives of all of her family. Betty was a dedicated wife and homemaker and she spent endless hours making certain that everything was kept perfectly in her home and she also enjoyed working outdoors spending time manicuring her flower garden and lawn to perfection! Betty was a wonderful mother who was blessed with three children that she adored and she surrounded each one of them with her love and taught them life lessons that they will never forget. Always considering what was best for her family she made certain that her working career began when her children grew older and that in her heart she knew this was the right time to begin her new journey. She became employed with Andrex Mills in Asheville and later worked at Canton Health Care in Canton where she retired as a supervisor. Family vacations were special times for the entire family and trips to Folly Beach, Cherry Grove and Charleston hold memories that will be cherished forever. Betty was always eager for new adventures and going deep sea fishing with her grandchildren was a delightful time for everyone. Betty and her beloved husband, Alton resided during the summer season at their lovely home in the mountains located at Crawford Creek in Canton and during the winter season they made their home in Titusville, Florida. Betty loved to travel so their motor home was always available to take special trips or travel back and forth from North Carolina to Florida. They planned excursions all across the United States, seeing the majestic mountains in Alaska, the beautiful seascapes of Maine, the historical architecture of the St. Louis Arches, and the carvings of Mount Rushmore and many others that always held a special place in her memory. Betty held a strong faith and she was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. She was loved by everyone who knew her and her family feels that they have been blessed to have the most wonderful mother in the world. We cherish her precious memory, her devotion to her family and we will forever hold the memory of Betty’s beautiful voice singing and bringing joy to our hearts. We give thanks for her full and wonderful life and we rejoice that she is now a beautiful angel singing in Heaven on this day.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 33 years, Hoyle Singleton, and her second husband of 12 years, Alton “Toby” Fryer; and her brothers, Cecil Shaw, and Harry Moody.
Surviving are her children, Sue Singleton-Smith and husband Harry of Clyde, Dwayne Singleton and wife Paula of Holly Springs, and Darrin Singleton and wife Camille of Huntersville; four grandchildren, Shannon Smith and wife Julie of Clyde, Nick Smith of Clyde, Sarah Spence and husband Kit of Greensboro, and Helen Singleton of Holly Springs; two great-grandchildren, Madisen Smith and Elizabeth Smith both of Clyde; and a multitude of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A funeral to celebrate the life of Betty will be held at 4:00 pm Thursday, August 13, 2020 in the chapel of Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Canton. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Pastor Jeff King will be officiating.
Memorials may be made in Mrs. Fryer's memory to St. Jude Children's Hospital. 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis. TN 38105
Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the family of Betty Singleton Fryer.