Samie B. Nation, 91, of Chattanooga, died on Wednesday, October 11, 2017.
She was a member of East Ridge United Methodist Church. She was a life member of United Methodist Women and was selected woman of the year by Church Women United.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel J. and Mamie Tallant Bowman, husband, Harold L. Nation, former husband and father of her children, Robert T. Padgett and a sister, Mildred Barnes..
Survivors include her daughter, Therese Padgett of Chattanooga; son, Rev. Dr. Frank L. Padgett of Silva, NC; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nephew, Vance Barnes of Atlanta.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 15, at East Ridge United Methodist Church 1601 Prater Road, East Ridge, with the Reverend Ken Sauer officiating. Burial will be Monday at Chattanooga National Cemetery.
The family will receive friends 2-3 p.m. on Sunday at the church.
Arrangements are by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, 404 South Moore Road, East Ridge.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 5805 Lee Highway # 204, Chattanooga, Tn., 37421-3546.