1862 - 1895
|Ewell L. Singletary was born in Livingston Parish, Louisiana in 1862, and was reared to manhood near Port Vincent in the same parish. He was converted, and united with the Live Oak congregation of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, in 1880. He was admitted on trial into the Louisiana Conference at Baton Rouge, in 1889, and was sent to the Sabine Circuit as junior preacher where he served two years.
His next appointment was Mooringsport, where he labored one year. In 1893, he served the. Delhi and Tallulah charge, and was next sent to the Patterson Station, which was his last appointment. That great human destroyer, Consumption, took fast hold upon him and never let go. Early in his pastorate at Patterson, he was happily united in marriage with Miss Susie Barnes of Vicksburg, Miss. She was a most amiable, pious, and cultivated lady, eminently calculated to aid him in the great work to which he was divinely called, but alas! at the following Session of our Conference, his name was placed on the roll of honor among the Superannuates. He ceased to work and. live almost at the same time. On June 21,1895, at Port Vincent, he quietly, but triumphantly, fell on sleep. He had finished his work, and was honorably discharged from our great army. He failed to answer to his name at this Session of our Conference. We needed him in our army; but, doubtless, the Master had need of him, else he had not taken him away. Those who knew him best loved him most. He lived right, and died right.
Rest on, dear Brother, we shall meet again.
|Source: Journal of the Louisiana Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South; 1895; Page 40; By H. Armstrong|