Mrs. Cathryn Marie Cleveland Allgood

August 18, 2014

Mrs. Cathryn Marie Cleveland Allgood, 86, of Sweet City Road, Elberton, wife of the late James Elbert Allgood, entered into rest on Sunday, August 17, 2014, at her daughter’s home while under the care of Gentiva Hospice.

Mrs. Allgood was born in Elbert County, September 14, 1927, to the late Grady and Marie Fortson Cleveland. She was a member of Doves Creek Baptist Church where she was active in the JOY club. A devoted homemaker, Cathryn throughly enjoyed gardening and baking for her family and friends. Her greatest pleasure was spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Left to cherish her memories are her children and their spouses: Peggy and Jerry Yeargin of Elberton and Tommy and Barbara Allgood of Adel, Georgia; grandchildren: Lori Y. Daniel, Gregory Yeargin, Jeffrey Yeargin, Tammie A. Bobo, Todd Allgood, and Thomas Allgood; great-grandchildren: Amanda Daniel, Kelli Daniel, Alexis Yeargin, Addyson Yeargin, Brandon Bobo, Aiden Allgood, and Thomas Grady Allgood, III; special niece, Elaine Cleveland; sisters-in-law, Bessie Mae Cleveland, Nancy Burton, and Lucy Richards; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her grandson, Brandon Allgood; and siblings: James Marion Cleveland, Lena George Cleveland Tiller, Thomas Grady Cleveland, and Sidney Mailey Cleveland.

Funeral services celebrating her life will be held on Tuesday, August 19, at 3:00p.m. in the Doves Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Douglas Huff, Ed Sayer, and Benson Bottoms officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

The family is at home in the Sweet City Community and will receive friends immediately following the service in the church fellowship hall.

The body is at the Berry Funeral Home pending the service and will be placed in the church at 2:00p.m. to lie instate until the service hour on Tuesday.

Flowers are optional; memorials may be made to T.J. & Friends Foundation, P.O. Box 6161, Elberton, Georgia 30635, Gentiva Hospice, 855 Gaines School Road, Athens, Georgia 30605, or Doves Creek Baptist Church, 1971 Athens Highway, Elberton, Georgia 30635.

The family would like to thank Gentiva Hospice for the loving care shown during this time.

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Berry Funeral Home & Crematory, Elberton, is respectfully in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Cathryn Marie Cleveland Allgood.