Mrs. Mary Maxine Padgett, age 91, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. She was born Oct. 14, 1921 in Darlington, to William and Florence Jones Royals. Mrs. Padgett was a life long resident of Holmes and Walton County. She was Baptist by faith and a charter member of Northside Baptist Church. She graduated from Troy State University receiving her Bachelors degree. She worked as an Elementary School Teacher for many years before retiring.
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Mrs. Padgett is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Edgar Drew Padgett; two brothers, Earl Royals and Byron Royals and one sister, Kate McDonald.
Mrs. Padgett is survived by her sister, Willene Crews of Ft. Walton Beach; nephews, Rick Crews and wife Kathy, David Crews, Gary Crews and wife Karen, Bill McDonald, Bob McDonald and Max Padgett and wife Ann; nieces, Debbie Richards and husband Mike and Candace Royals, and by numerous great nieces and nephews.
A time of visitation was held from 3 to 4 p.m., Thursday, April 11, 2013 at Northside Baptist Church, 2835 North Highway 81, Ponce De Leon, Florida 32455. Funeral services were held at 4 p.m., Thursday, April 11, 2013 at Northside Baptist Church with Reverends Larry Sweat, Sr and Kenneth Harrison officiating. Those asked to serve as pallbearers were Richard Crews, Gary Crews, Bob McDonald, Bill McDonald, Mike Richards and Max Padgett. Floral arrangements are being accepted or donations may be made to Northside Baptist Church at 2835 North HWY 81, Ponce De Leon, Florida 32455. Burial followed in the New Ponce De Leon Cemetery. You may go online to view obituaries, offer condolences and sign guest book at www.clary-glenn.com. Clary-Glenn Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.
Published in Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser on Apr. 17, 2013