Originally created 04/29/01

Rev. R.E. Padgett



EDGEFIELD, S.C. - Rev. R.E. "Ed" Padgett, 82, of Augusta Road, died Friday, April 27, 2001, at Edgefield County Hospital. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 30, 2001, at Faith Temple Holiness Church in Saluda with burial in Eastview Cemetery, Edgefield. Rev. Padgett was a native of Edgefield County and was a retired minister. He was a member of Faith Temple Holiness Church. He pastored in Saluda County for 41 years and was the founder of Faith Temple Holiness Church in 1962, where he served until his retirement in 1998. Survivors include his wife, Margaret Huff Padgett; a daughter, Janice P. Whatley, Edgefield; two sons, Jimmy Padgett, Edgefield, and Robert E. ÒBobbyÓ Padgett Jr., Kalamazoo, Mich.; a brother, Rev. C.P. ÒPatÓ Padgett, Rutherfordton, N.C.; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The family will be at the home and will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, at Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home. Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The Augusta Chronicle-April 29, 2001