Coley L. Padgett (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Mr. Coley L. Padgett, Jr. 72 of 2837 Augusta Hwy. died Monday, September 27th at his residence. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 29th at 11 a.m. at Word of Life Church. Interment will follow at Bellevue Memorial Gardens, Grovetown. Mr. Padgett, son of the late Coley Sr. and Lucille Johnson Padgett was a native of Jefferson County but had lived in Augusta most of his life. He retired from Enterprise Mill as a loom supervisor after 38 years of service. Following retirement, he coached Richmond County Recreation Dept. football, basketball and baseball. For this service, he was honored by the Optimist Club as Outstanding Youth Service Man of the Year. Afterwards, he moved to Lincolnton in 1985, and operated C&J Cruise and Tours until 2004 when he became disabled. Mr. Padgett was an accomplished poet and member of Word of Life Church. Survivors: Wife, companion and caregiver, Jane Thornton Padgett; Adopted Sons: David Lee Padgett, Harold Mack Padgett, and Raymond Louis Padgett; Step- daughters: Shannon Farmer, and husband, John, of Washington; Jan Harris, and husband John, of Lincolnton; Brother: Douglas Wayne Padgett, and wife, Wanda of South Carolina; Sister: Peggy Ford, and husband, Donald of Augusta; 6 Grandchildren; Lifelong friends: Bobby and Billy Hattaway, Beverly Bramblett, and Larry Wilder. Memorials may be made to Word of Life Children's Church, 6389 Washington Rd., Appling, Ga. 30802. Please visit www.beggsfuneral and sign the the guestbook. Visitation will be held Tuesday evening from 7pm-9pm at Beggs Funeral Home 200 May Ave Lincolnton, GA 30817. (706) 359-4117. Sign the guestbook at

The Augusta Chronicle-September 28, 2010