Dr. Carl Singley
Born in Birmingham, Alabama, and attended high school in Hueytown, Alabama. Completed a BS at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia. Obtained a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) and Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) from the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. Additioanl studies at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, the U.S. Chaplain School and the Command and General Staff College (CGSC).
He has pastored in Tennesse, Alabama, North Carolina and Germany, Currently self employed and living in Mebane, NC, with a farm in Efland, NC. Served in the Republic of Vietnam, Desert Storm, Bosnia and Germany.
Originally from Kentucky, Carol is a member of the OCR, UDC and DAR, a docent of the Greensboro Historical Museum and an author (Greensboro's First Prebyterian Cemetery and Greensboro's Confederate Soldiers).
At one of our meetings she detailed how a stroll out of the Greensboro Historical Museum into the First Presbyterian Church Cemetery put her on a path of research and studies that continue today. Curiosity of a gravestone (that of Lt. Samuel Park Weir, killed at the Battle of Fredericksburg) lead her to studying the military history of the U.S., poetry, symbolism, local stone carvers, etc...
Dr. Richard Fields (1929 - May 9, 2013)
Born in Memphis and grew up in Milan, Tennessee. He attended Castle Heights Military Institute, Tulane University, University of Western Kentucky in Bowling Green, and dental school at the University of Tennessee.
Served as a dentist in the Army and was stationed in Tokyo, Japan, and Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He established a dental practice in Pleasant Garden, NC, and practiced for 43 years. He served fifteen years on the Guilford County Board of Health, two terms as chairman, and helped established EMS service for the county.
He was an active member of the Pleasant Garden United Methodist Church and invloved with various organizations in the Pleasant Garden community, including serving two years as Mayor Pro Tem.
A long time member of the Col. John Sloan camp, during which period he also served as Camp Commander. Additionally, he served as 1st Lt. Commander, Division of the Military Order of the Stars and Bars.
Exceptionally proud of his Confederate heritage (their second, of three, daughters named "Dixie Lee"!), and of his ancestor that rode with Nathan Bedford Forrest!
"We have but one flag, one country; let us stand together. We may differ in color, but not in sentiment. Many things have been said about me which are wrong, and which white and black persons here, who stood by me through the war, can contradict."
— Nathan Bedford Forrest, excerpt from speech to the Independent Order of Pole-Bearers Association July 5, 1875.