W.M. PADGETT DIES SUDDENLY AT HOME
Forest City- The people of Forest City were
shocked Saturday morning to learn that William Mack Padgett, well known
beloved citizen of our town , had suddenly died.
MR. PADGETT had lived in and
near Forest City for more than 65 years, having been born March 15, 1861,
200 yards above where now the new Cool Springs high school stands. Forest
had not come into existence at that time and the sight of our town was
known as 'Burnt Chimney'. He has always been a booster and believed in
general progress of this section and his influence as a moral and upright
will be felt for many years to come. He was kind and courteous to all with
he came in contact, ever jovial and cheerful, believing and practicing the
Love for God and his fellowmen...
He joined the Mt. Vernon Bapt. church when a lad of 14 years and remained there for nearly
years, when he moved his membership to the First Bapt. church, of Forest City....
He was married December 26, 1886 to NANNIE ANGELINE HARDIN, and to them 7 children were born, all of
are living. Sons; LEWIS O. PADGETT, who is a member of the U.S. Secret
headquarters in Charlotte; LAWSON W. PADGETT, city; BUREL L. PADGETT, West
Hickory. The 4 daughters, LELA, LUE, KATE and LEO, all of home. He is also
survived by one sister, MRS. PRESCILLA PADGETT, who lives near Gaffney
Interment at the Pleasant Grove