Col. Earl Macon “Tater” Alligood, age 77, a former resident of Washington, died Wednesday, March 20, 2013 in Greenwood, S.C.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, March 23, 2013 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington, conducted by S. Ray West. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.
The following will serve as pallbearers: Jerry Alligood, Ronnie Alligood, Billy Joe Arnold, Josh Seavey, Chris Hodge and Brad Hodge.
“Tater” was born in Beaufort County on May 14, 1935. He was the son of the late Ernest M. Alligood and Lola B. Waters Alligood. “Tater” served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a retired welder and boilermaker with Texasgulf. After his retirement, “Tater” became a certified auctioneer. He was a former member of the Greenville Singles Club. “Tater” was a previous member of Asbury United Methodist Church and attended Calvary Baptist Church in Greenwood.
He was married to the former Carolyn Biggerstaff, who preceded him in death on June 30, 1987.
“Tater” is survived by his daughter, Anne Marie Alligood Hodge and her husband, Charles Wade Hodge of Greenwood, S.C.; two grandsons, Christopher John Hodge of Pendleton, S.C., Bradley Scott Hodge of Ware Shoals, S.C.; one granddaughter, Ashley Dawn Hodge of Ware Shoals, S.C.; and two brothers, Ronald Alligood of Washington, N.C., Charles Alligood of Washington Park, N.C.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friday, March 22, 2013 at Paul Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington and other times at his home, 815 Willow Street, Washington.
Memorials may be made to the First Church of Christ, 520 East 10th Street, Washington, N.C. 27889.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.paulfuneralhome.com
Paul Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington is honored to serve the Alligood Family.