Bertha J. Padgett, age 85, of Erwin, passed away on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Unicoi County Hospital. A native of Erwin, Bertha is a daughter of the late Mack and Lola Ayers.  She was a member of Ninth Street Baptist Church and enjoyed gardening and cooking.  Bertha loved her grandchildren.  In addition to her parents, Bertha is preceded in death by two daughters: Robin Padgett Smith and Lisa Padgett McInturff.

Bertha J. Padgett leaves behind to cherish her memory:

Sons: Alan Padgett, of Knoxville,

Steven Padgett of, Erwin;

Six grandchildren;

Three great-grandchildren.

The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence as we offer tribute and remember the life of Bertha J. Padgett in a funeral service to be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, May 9, 2019 in the chapel at Valley Funeral Home.  Dr. Fred Miller will officiate.  A visitation period to share memories and offer support to the family will begin at 12:00 PM and will continue until service time on Thursday, May 9, 2019 in the chapel at Valley Funeral Home.  A graveside committal service will follow the funeral in Roselawn Memory Gardens.  Those attending the committal service will meet at Valley Funeral Home by 2:00 PM to go in procession.  Serving as active pallbearers will be Alan McInturff, Aaron McInturff, Landon Smith, Logan Smith, Tyler Padgett and John Padgett.

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