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Dr. Hugh M. Shingleton

Dr. Hugh M. Shingleton, 83, passed away on October 12, 2014 after a brief illness. A native of eastern North Carolina, Dr. Shingleton graduated from both Duke University and Duke Medical School. After additional years of specialty training, he spent 25 years as a professor of medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, pioneering the treatment of gynecologic cancers. In 1994, Dr. Shingleton retired to Decatur, Georgia, where he spent the remaining 20 years of his life.

He is survived by Lucy, his wife of 57 years, three children, and five grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to the Louise Shingleton Shivers Scholarship Fund for Creative Writing at Meredith College in Raleigh, NC. Meredith College’s website is, and the mailing address is 3800 Hillsboro Street, Raleigh, NC, 27607. Please reference the scholarship name on any donations.

A.S. Turner and Sons Funeral Home and Crematory.