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Forest City- The people of Forest City were shocked Saturday morning to learn that William Mack Padgett, well known and 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, about 200 yards above where now the new Cool Springs high school stands. Forest City
had not come into existence at that time and the sight of our town was then known as 'Burnt Chimney'. He has always been a booster and believed in the general progress of this section and his influence as a moral and upright man will be felt for many years to come. He was kind and courteous to all with whom he came in contact, ever jovial and cheerful, believing and practicing the law of
Love for God and his fellowmen...

He joined the Mt. Vernon Bapt. church when a lad of 14 years and remained there for nearly 40
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 whom are living. Sons; LEWIS O. PADGETT, who is a member of the U.S. Secret Service, 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 and 2 grandchildren.

Interment at the Pleasant Grove cemetery.....