Mary (Rooster) Allgood, 91, of Oxford, died march 7 at Newton Medical Center. She was born in 1916 in a little tin roof house off Alcovy Road. She was born a twin, but her little brother did not survive. She weighed 2.5 pounds and was kept in a shoebox by the fire to stay warm. Her mama passed away when Mary was only 9 years old, and she had to start taking care of her daddy and three brothers. She washed dishes and made biscuits standing on a stool. When she god older, she married William H. Allgood and three beautiful children, all of whom she loved and took care of. She worked, making only 25 cents an hour, to provide for them, but she also fostered her love for flowers, dogs and cats, pictures and playing the piano. She also had the opportunity to love her daughters-in-law and four grandchildren. Mrs. Allgood was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years and her youngest child Wanda Johnson. We all love her and will miss her greatly, but we are so glad that she has made her journey home to the Lord. As Granmama would say, don't take no wooden nickels.
Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law Richard B. and Peggy Allgood of Snellville, Thomas A. and LuJuan Allgood of Oxford; grandchildren Amy L. Ford, Suzanne E. Allgood, Brad Allgood, Will Allgood; sisters-in-law Mildred Watkins of Oxford, Doris Smallwood of Covington; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held March 9 in the Floyd Street chapel of Caldwell & Cowan with the Rev. Danny Martin and the Rev. Theresa Lilja officiating. Interment followed in Lawnwood Memorial Park.
The Covington News March 12, 2008