Mrs. Mary Maxine Padgett, age 91, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. She was born Oct. 14, 1921, in Darlington, Fla., to William and Florence Jones Royals.
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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 bachelor's degree. She worked as an Elementary School Teacher for many years before retiring.
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 Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; 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; also survived by numerous great-nieces and nephews.
A time of visitation will be held from 3 to 4 p.m., Thursday, April 11, 2013, at Northside Baptist Church, 2835 North Highway 81, Ponce De Leon, FL 32455.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m., Thursday, April 11, 2013, at Northside Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry Sweat, Sr. and the Rev. Kenneth Harrison officiating.
Those asked to serve as pallbearers are 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 Highway 81, Ponce De Leon, FL 32455.
Burial will follow 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 Online in Northwest Florida Daily News on Apr. 11, 2013