Girline ?Girlie? Singletary Thompson was born in Lumberton, North Carolina, August 31, 1913. She was the oldest of six children belonging to Clayton and Nellie Singletary. Girlie lost her mother when her youngest sibling was only four years of age; this began a life of dedication and self-sacrifice as she shouldered the burden for the welfare of her siblings. Girlie was a talented singer. Due to the generosity of her neighbors, she was afforded an opportunity to attend Toccoa Falls College. Girlie?s exceptional talents earned her a place on the college?s chorus, and they traveled all over the United States. Girlie?s responsibility to her family was always at the forefront, she therefore devised a plan for her sisters to attend college. After college, Girlie worked as a secretary for Seibels Bruce Insurance Company. At the age of 53, Girlie married James Thompson and they were devoted to each other until his death on August 9, 2001. She was involved in organizations such as the Insurance Women Association and Columbia Choral Society. Girlie sang in the Rose Hill Presbyterian Church Choir and attended St. John?s Episcopal Church. Girlie lived at the Rice Home for the last 10 years of her life. The family wishes to thank all of the staff at the Rice Home who loved and cared for Girlie. She is survived by her sister, Dolores ?Locy? Peters and her husband Billy Peters; one nephew, Bill; nieces, Ellen, Donna, Becky, Sally, Katy, Perrin, Sharon, Robin, Cindy, Patty, and Kiki. Girlie will be greatly missed by all. Memorial services for Girlie will be held on Sunday, October 23, 2011 at 2:00p.m. in Greenlawn Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Craig Wilkes officiating and private inurnment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. On-line condolences may be sent to www.greenlawn-columbia.com. The family has entrusted Greenlawn Funeral Home with the arrangements.