Addie L. Singleton (1930 - 2017)

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Addie L. Singleton, long time Micanopy resident departed this life late in the evening July 25, 2017.
Addie was a member of the Four Seasons Garden Club of Gainesville and briefly president. Micanopians saw Addie when she served as voting poll deputy for the local precinct. Addie was a member of Micanopy Homemakers, Micanopy Red Hatters, Friends of the Micanopy Library, the Micanopy Historical Society and Church of the Mediator.
Many members of Mediator remember their first Sunday in church with a warm spontaneous welcome from Addie. She enjoyed her many native and ornamental yard plants, and her chickens and other fowl.
At her encouragement, the Four Seasons Garden Club erected a Blue Highway Marker in a park at US 441 and Cholokka Blvd. Nov. 7, 2009. She was proud of the dedicatory speech by her daughter, U. S. A. F. Major (Ret) Marji Rief. Addie's last car was a Jaguar – which she only drove to church!
Addie was born June 30, 1930 in DeSoto, Ill., a daughter of Charlie E. Davis (Jan. 13, 1897 – Oct. 11, 1976) and Elosie [Carnahan] Davis (Mar. 30, 1902 – Nov. 26, 1983). Addie lived in southern Illinois and Chicago; Los Gatos, Calif.; Malone, Greenwood and Micanopy and spent the last four years of her life as a resident of Williston Care Center. Residents, visitors and staff will long remember Addie's smiles and friendly greetings.
Addie's children are Richard Coyle, Starkville, Miss.(wife Cassandra – through whom she has three grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and one great-great granddaughter); Frank Allegrezza, East Saint Louis, Ill.; Ed Coyle, Warrensburg, Mo. (wife Dianne – through whom she has one grandson); and Marji Rief, Stuttgart, Germany and Micanopy (husband Denny - through whom she has three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren).
Addie enjoyed annual celebrations of Thanksgiving when her kids would come to Micanopy, enjoy a bonfire, and the day after Thanksgiving have an early family celebration of Christmas.
Addie was preceded in death by her parents, and her siblings, Ozina Davis, Dewel Davis, Dewey Davis and Lila May Williams. She is survived by Charles Davis, Benton, Ill.; Sarah Baxter, Bascom; Zora Bates, Greenfield, Tenn.; Marylen Tuttle, Sharon, Tenn. and Jesse (and Rose) Davis, Creal Springs, Ill. Addie's full maiden name, Addie Lou Ella Davis derives from the names of her grandmothers, Adeline Armour Davis and Eller Carnahan.
Addie is also survived by her husband Les Singleton, whom she married June 25, 1983 (through whom she lived in association with cats and more cats and books and more books.) Addie enjoyed her association with Les' siblings, and was quite fond of his mother Edith, who preceded her in death May 24, 2016, five days shy of her 95th birthday.
A celebration of life will be held at Church of the Mediator, 501 NE Cholokka Blvd., Micanopy, Sunday, Aug. 27 at 2 p.m.
As she requested, her ashes will be interred alongside her mother's grave at Miner's Cemetery, Royalton, Ill. in a graveside service on Wednesday, Aug. 23 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to "Garden Funds" Church of the Mediator, P O Box 184, Micanopy, FL 32667.
Published in Williston Pioneer on Aug. 10, 2017