Former Pickens council member killed in accident

By Ben Robinson, Courier Staff

PICKENS — The City of Plckens will miss former water superintendent and city councilman Joel Allgood, Mayor David Owens said.

Allgood, 83, died as a result of injuries suffered in a car wreck Sunday morning at the intersection of S.C. Highway 183 and Sunset Drive, according to Pickens County Coroner Kandy Kelley.

“He was a good man,” Owens said. Owens lived close to Allgood when he was growing up in Pickens. Later, when Owens ran for  city council, Allgood was a member of city council.

“There was not much he would not do,” Owens said. “People of Pickens knew they could count on Joel anytime. He was a great asset to the city.”

Owens added that he used to play on several softball teams Allgood organized.

Owens also noted that Allgood was very active in his church, a trait he passed on to his son, Eddie, who now serves as minister of music for Nine Forks Baptist Church in Dacusville.

“He was a great co-council member,” Owens remembered. “He was a good friend and a good man.”

Owens expressed sorrow for Allgood’s family.

“Our prayers are out there for all of them” Owens said.

Funeral arrangements were unavailable at press time.