Thelma C. Alligood

Published 4:10 am Tuesday, February 5, 2008

By Staff
Mrs. Thelma Elizabeth Cox Alligood, age 89, of 1402 North Market St. Washington, NC died Saturday, February 2, 2008 at Beaufort County Hospital in Washington, N.C.
A funeral service is planned for 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at the First United Methodist Church, 304 West Second Street, Washington, NC. Reverends Danny Allen and Susan Harrison will officiate. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery. Keith Mason, Jesse Rawls, Roy Parker, Kenneth Roebuck, Pat Griffin and Ed Hodges will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 5, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home of Mrs. Alligood.
Mrs. Alligood is survived by her daughter Pamela Alligood Huss and her husband Kemp of Bath; two grandchildren Jeffrey McMurray Huss and wife Stacy of Charlotte; and Elizabeth Jean Huss of Louisville, Kentucky and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Alligood was born in Beaufort County on July 16, 1918. She was the daughter of the late Floyd McCoy and Hallie Brooks Cox. On April 14, 1944, Mrs. Alligood married the love of her life Earl Eugene Alligood who, along with her brother Floyd McCoy Cox Jr., preceded her in death. Mr. and Mrs. Alligood also had a son, Earl Eugene Alligood Jr., who died soon after birth.
Along with her husband, Mrs. Alligood owned and operated Pam’s Soda Shop from 1955 to 1966. During that time, many special friends and acquaintances were made. Later, she was co-owner/operator of Cox’s Shoe Store and would go on to enjoy working at Stewart’s Jewelry Store for many years.
Due to her work at the Soda Shop, she developed a staunch aversion to vegetable soup but she always maintained a love for chocolate. Sometimes she felt like a green bean. Though her brother owned a stable, she was not fond of horses. She was, on the other hand, a self-proclaimed “water duck.”
She loved people and was affectionately called “Thelma Lou” by many.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 304 W. Second Street, Washington, NC 27889, Pamlico Tar River Foundation, P.O. Box 1854, Washington, NC 27889 or to the Beaufort County Humane Society, P.O. Box 8, Washington, NC 27889.
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Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Alligood Family.
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