Allgood, Bettie Jane Meador Bettie Jane Meador Allgood passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2005, after a long battle with a rare disease called micro bacobacterium avium intracellulare complex. Mrs. Allgood was an active member of her church, St. Timothy United Methodist Church, and an activist for the Methodist Children's Home in New Orleans. In the past, Mrs. Allgood served as president of the Beau Chene Garden Club, president of the Women's Health Foundation of St. Tammany Parish and chairman of the Missions Committee at St. Timothy United Methodist Church. Mrs. Allgood was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and was honored with being the first civilian to christen a naval vessel, the LST 81, with the U.S. Navy. She also christened a Tidewater Marine Services vessel, the Verret Tide. Mrs. Allgood was one of the founding volunteers at the Lakeview Regional Medical Center. She also served as a driving force in the initial gift shop at the hospital. She also started her own business, The Candle Cottage, in Metairie. She always had a gift for business, finesse and understanding people. When she and her husband, Sam, moved to the Northshore, she closed the shop and became an active member of the community. Mrs. Allgood was born in Kentucky and raised in Indiana. She was the daughter of the late Magdalena Rohleder Meador and Clarence N. Meador. Her two brothers were the late Noel Meador, who had lived in Indiana, and the late Bob Meador, her twin, who had lived in Baton Rouge. She came to LSU in Baton Rouge at the urging of her brother, Bob, who at the time was at LSU on an athletic scholarship. He introduced her to a man who would become her husband of almost 55 years, Sam S. Allgood Jr. of Lake Charles, who was at LSU on a boxing scholarship. Through her love of genealogy, she traced her heritage back to Chief Powhatan, a relative of Pocahontas. Mrs. Allgood is survived by her husband, Sam S. Allgood Jr.; her three daughters: Lynette A. McMillen of Mandeville, Holly A. Wolfert of New York and Rebecca A. Swindell of Dallas; her only son, Sam S. Allgood III of Baton Rouge; and nine grandchildren, Brian L. Brothers of Slidell, Maggie W. Brady and Paul L. Wolfert, both of Illinois, Jennifer, Kyle and Brett Bordelon, all of Baton Rouge, and Elizabeth Allgood, Sam S. Allgood IV and Carson Allgood, all of Baton Rouge. Visitation at St. Timothy United Methodist Church in Mandeville on Thursday, June 30, from 1 p.m. until memorial service at 2 p.m. E.J. Fielding Funeral Home Inc., 2260 W. 21st Ave., Covington, is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com on June 30, 2005