Singleton Celebrates 102nd Birthday

By Larry Helton - 2005

Sally Singleton will be 102 years old in February 2005. A native of Wolfe County,Kentucky, this lovely lady now lives in Perry County, in what was once a one-room schoolhouse on Clear Creek, where her daughter, Beverly, takes care of her.
Through the years Sally painted and wrote poems. Two of her paintings, of which I donated a few years back, are on display at the Wolfe County Museum. A book of her poems can be found at the Wolfe County Library.
Sally and I have been pen pals for several years now. I had written an article in the Wolfe County News about some family genealogy on the Pences. She in return wrote a letter to the editor saying she'd like to hear from me. I wrote her and we've been writing ever since. When she was 99 I decided to drive to her house for a surprise visit. I talked a while with her and her daughter. We looked through some scrapbooks and had a nice visit. We've even talked a few times on the phone.
Sally's genealogy and mine both trace back to the Hollons of Wolfe County. As a little girl she would visit my great-great-grandparents' (Felix and Elizabeth Pence) store at Pence, Wolfe County. My grandpa didn't know his grandpa (Felix), since he died in 1915. It was great when Sally helped bridge that part of my family together with me.
I still write Sally often. It would be nice if others could send her a birthday card in February. Her address is: 1350 Clear Creek, Hazard, KY 41701-9609.

Larry Helton, 6570 Crest Circle, Middletown, OH 45042; [email protected], shares this information with our readers.