Betty Woolard

Published 10:17 am Tuesday, March 1, 2022

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Mrs. Betty Alligood Woolard, age 85, a resident of 6407 Broad Creek Road, Washington, NC died Saturday, February 26, 2022 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital.

A graveside funeral service was held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at Oakdale Cemetery officiated by Tony Krantz and Dr. Len Keever.

Mrs. Woolard was born in Beaufort County on October 20, 1936, daughter of the late Cyril Ruskin Alligood and the late Alta Mae Waters Alligood. She was a graduate of Washington High School. Mrs. Woolard married her beloved late husband, Heber Harding Woolard on May 18, 1958. She had an incredible 69-year work career, spending 40 years at Moss Planing Mill before transitioning to Washington Quick Lube in 1993 where she continued to serve its customers until her death. Mrs. Woolard was a life-long member of Beaver Dam Church of Christ.

Surviving her are a daughter: Elizabeth Woolard Emory and her husband Neil of Dunn; two grandchildren: Hannah Luster and her husband, Josh, and Taylor Emory and his wife, Marie; brothers: Roland Alligood and fiancée, Fern Martin of Washington and Burl Alligood of Sumter, South Carolina. Mrs. Woolard was preceded in death by her husband: Heber Harding Woolard and her daughter: Marian Woolard Jackson.

Flowers are welcome and appreciated or the family kindly asks that any memorial contributions be made to Beaver Dam Church of Christ, 5125 US Hwy. 264 East Washington, NC 27889 and/or The Gideons International, P.O. Box 97251, Washington, D.C. 20090-7251.

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Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Woolard family.