Betty Singleton Fryer

Saturday, August 25, 1934 - Sunday, August 9, 2020

Devoted to Her Family

Photo of Betty Singleton Fryer  - 1934-2020

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.

Condolences from family and friends

Betty,was a.special lady and yes she wanted every thing to be in place with house clean clothes washed.and ironed and put away her flowers.and.yard was was always looking good . I have precious memories of.her and her family Rest in Peace Betty
Lee Attaway
I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for all of you at this difficult time.
Tammy Shipman
The Pisgah High School Class of 1978, extends our heartfelt condolences to our classmate and friend, Dwayne Singleton, on the passing of his mother, Betty Singleton Fryer, on Sunday, August 9, 2020. Please know that we have you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. May the memories you hold so near and dear, be your comfort now and always.
PHS Class of 1978
What a beautifully written obit. Oh what memories me and Betty made. I personally know she was so happen to walk through those gates of heaven. My heart still hurts because you become so close to these sweet residents. You walked by her room and there ahe was with her ear phones on. You would walk over and should grin at you. Heaven got a little brighter. Sue, Dewayne and Darrin my thoughts and prayers are with you all and your family. Thank you for allowing us the pleasure of caring for her. Love you
Sheri Dixon-Henson
I was so fortunate to have worked with Betty Sue at the Canton Facility. I have had so many good times with her, she was funny, sweet and always liked to get you off guard with a funny remark, never cracking a smile. Sue, you are fortunate to have inherited her wit. Prayers for all of you.
Brenda Silvers
Sending heartfelt prayers to all the family, and one of the very best friends all through school and life (Darren)!! Peace be with you all!❤️
Kevin Man
May God grant you His Peace at this time of loss. My sincere Sympathy to you all.
Clara Allen Curtis