Eva Merle Creamer Padgett, age 79, of DeFuniak Springs, passed away Monday, May 13, 2013 at West Florida Hospital in Pensacola. She was born Oct. 3, 1933 in Geneva County, Ala. Eva loved her Sacred Harp singing and Sacred Harp family. She had a special love for her family and spent numerous hours with her grandchildren, whether it was at a baseball game, basketball game, dance recital, pageants, or school function.
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She is preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Clarence and Maggie Elena Crews Creamer and three brothers, John Buford Ward, Thomas Owen (Tom) Creamer, and J.C. (Jake) Creamer.
Eva is survived by two daughters, Debra Paulk and husband Joe and Gyla Alford and husband Ronnie both of DeFuniak Springs; sister, Sarah Elaine Burgess of DeFuniak Springs; brother, Aaron Leroy Creamer and wife Barbara of Shreveport, La.; aunt, Louise Hemby of Tampa; uncle, Buck Crews of Moss Point, Miss.; four grandchildren, Kellon Dane Campbell, Colton Lane Campbell, Chloe Elena Shaye Alford, and Cameron Padgett Paulk; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A time of visitation was held Thursday, May 16, 2013 at Davis-Watkins Funeral Home, 1474 Highway 83 North, DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32433 from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services were held Friday, May 17, 2013 in the chapel of Davis-Watkins Funeral Home beginning at 3 p.m., with Brother David Davis officiating. Committal services were held at Leonia Cemetery. Flowers were accepted. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.daviswatkins.com. Arrangements and services are under the direction of Davis-Watkins Funeral Home.
Davis Watkins Funeral Home & Crematory
1474 Hwy 83 N
Defuniak Springs, FL 32433
Published in Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser on May 22, 2013