Mary M. Padgett

September 25, 1923August 27, 2019

LEXINGTON – Mary Ruth Meetze Padgett, 95, wife of the late Ruffin Gantt Padgett, daughter of the late Heber Ernest and Mary Edna Bickley Meetze, passed away August 27, 2019 at Wellmore of Lexington. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel. The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. before service at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel. Burial will follow at Lexington Memorial Cemetery. Survivors include three daughters, Gaynell (Don) Stephens of Prosperity, Julia Ann (John) Derrick of Lexington, and Patricia (Henry) McKinnon of Nashville; daughter-in-law, Barbara Padgett; seven grandchildren, Teresa Arnold (Kory) Simmons, Sharon (Ted) Powell, Jimmy (Becky) Padgett, Rebecca Dooley, Perry Derrick, Jana (Grant) Stanley, Eric (Missi) Sox; seventeen great-grandchildren, Rhyan Clemenz, Kendall (Pedro) Carneiro, Daniel and Savannah Powell, Colby and Dylan Padgett, Devin, Garret, and Lauren Dooley, Kate and Liam Derrick, Corwin and Thomas Stanley, Jobi (Victoria Cole) Sox, Shaylie Sox, Brandon and Breanna Sox; grand daughter-in-law, Helen Sox; two sisters, Flossie Senn, and Sarah Goff, and a brother, Lemuel Meetze. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gantt Padgett; daughter, Edith Padgett; son, Ray Padgett; grandson, Patrick Sox; great- granddaughter, Kayla Padgett and sister, Clide Taylor. As a long time member, memorials may be made to Lexington Baptist Church, 308 E. Main Street, Lexington, SC 29072. The family extends its sincere appreciation to Wellmore of Lexington and Morningside of Lexington for their kindness, care and compassion.


  • Lexington Baptist Church


  • Visitation one hour prior to the service Saturday, August 31, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 31, 2019
  • Burial Saturday, August 31, 2019


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Carole Prucey

August 29, 2019

We will miss you Aunt Mary Ruth. We are praying for the family. Ruffin Padgett Jr. Daughter.

suzette rikard

August 29, 2019

Patricia and Julian,
Please know I am thinking about you during this difficult time. Your mom was a precious soul and I can only smile knowing she has joined my mama in "that land that is fairer than day"...
I have fond memories of her from church and am so thankful that she was part of my life growing up in the Lexington Baptist Church.