DE LEON - Services for Mildred Singleton. 91, were held Monday at De Leon First Baptist Church with Brother Jackie Auvenshine officiating. She was laid to rest next to her husband in De Leon Cemetery.

Mildred was born in Rucker to Rufus Marcelle Higginbottom and Norma Bunting Higginbottom. She married Deloyn Singleton Oct. 13, 1940.

Mildred lived in De Leon all of her life. She graduated from De Leon High School in 1941. Mildred retired from Farmers and Merchants Bank as vice president after 37 years of service.

Mildred was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of De Leon where she was active with the Women on Mission ministry. She was also a past member of the De Leon ESA Sorority and was very active with the Peach and Melon Festival for several years. 

Mildred enjoyed many hobbies. 

She was a wonderful cook and a talented seamstress. Her grandkids were the light of her life and she loved spending time with her family and many dear friends.

She is survived by her son, Jerry Singleton and wife, Linda; grandsons, Ronnie Singleton and Randy Singleton and wife, Kim; great-grandchildren, Jake Singleton, Ryon Singleton, Kelsay Singleton and Will Singleton; brothers, Bascom Higginbottom and wife, Betty, and Harold Gene Higginbottom and wife, Charlotte; numerous nieces and nephews; and other extended family.

Mildred was preceded in death by her loving husband, Deloyn Singleton, and her parents.

Memorial contributions may be made to Women on Mission at First Baptist Church at 125 South Houston Street, De Leon, or to the charity of your choice, in memory of Mildred. Condolences may be offered online at