Mr. Lorenzo Eugene Allgood, age 92, of Gainesville, Ga., passed away Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Hospice.
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Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel. Dr. Terry Walton will officiate. The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at the funeral home. A graveside service will be held Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the Oxford Historical Cemetery, Oxford, Ga.
Mr. Allgood was born on June 7, 1921, in Newton County, Ga., the son of the late Carl Samuel Allgood Sr. and Etta Gertrude Wiley Allgood. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II at various training camps. As a naturalist he enjoyed spending time in the outdoors, including extensive hunting and fishing trips. This love of hunting carried over into the many bird dogs he trained over the years. He was preceded in death by six brothers; and one sister.
He and several partners obtained the property that is now the Boy Scouts Camp in Union County. Subsequent to that he consolidated the land that is now Smithgall Woods near Helen, Ga. He was on of the first to introduce the Charolais cattle breed to the North Georgia area.
Mr. Allgood is survived by his wife of 71 years, Runette Ridgeway Allgood, Gainesville; son, Al Allgood, Gainesville, Ga.; son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Andrew and Beverly Allgood, Augusta, Ga.; grandchildren, Kyle Allgood, Melissa Allgood, Bradley Allgood, Hillary Allgood; and three great-grandchildren.
Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel, 989 Riverside Drive, Gainesville, GA 30501, 770-297-6200. Online condolences at www.memorialparkfuneralhomes.com.
Memorial Park Cemetery and Funeral Home
2030 Memorial Park Road Gainesville, GA 30504
Published in gainesvilletimes.com on Nov. 5, 2013