Elaine Allgood Cauthen

May 1, 1952January 8, 2020

Mrs. Elaine Allgood Cauthen, beloved wife of Rex Edward Cauthen, after a four year illness went home to be with her Lord and Savior on January 8, 2020.

Born in Pickens County, a daughter of the late Joel Edward Allgood and Evelyn Heath Allgood, Elaine was retired from Furman University after thirty-one years of service. She was a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church.

Elaine loved music and before health issues prevented her from sharing her musical talent, she enjoyed singing in the choir. She also enjoyed cross stitching, collecting antiques and researching family genealogy.

In addition to her devoted husband of forty-eight years, is a daughter, Mandy Roberts (Scott) of Taylors; and two grandchildren whom she adored, Brandon and Lexie Roberts. She is also survived by a brother, Eddie Allgood (Debbie) of Pickens.

Funeral Services will be at 11:00 AM Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Dillard Funeral Home, 2402 Gentry Memorial Highway, Pickens, South Carolina. A visitation will occur before the service at 10:00 AM.

The family would like to express their deep appreciation to Ms. Shannon Brooks and Ms. Jodi Widener for their excellent and loving care for Elaine.

Family members are at their respective homes.

Memorials may be made in memory of Elaine to Rock Springs Baptist Church, 201 Rock Springs Road #1430, Easley, South Carolina 29642.

Dillard Funeral Home is assisting the Cauthen family.

Online condolences may be sent to


  • Joel Edward Allgood, Father (deceased)
  • Evelyn Heath Allgood, Mother (deceased)
  • Rex Cauthen, Husband
  • Mandy Roberts (Scott Roberts), Daughter
  • Brandon Roberts, Grandchild
  • Lexie Roberts, Grandchild
  • Eddie Allgood (Debbie Allgood), Brother
  • Shannon Brooks, Caregiver
  • Jodi Widener, Caregiver

  • Michael Brooks, Pallbearer
  • Jonathan Brooks, Pallbearer
  • Justin Brooks, Pallbearer
  • Jeffrey Brooks, Pallbearer


  • Visitation Saturday, January 11, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 11, 2020


Elaine Allgood Cauthen

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Shelia Welch

January 11, 2020

I want to send my prayers to my friend Elaine’s family. Elaine and I became friends on Facebook as she joined our weekly jewelry show and we communicated via PM often. She loved her family dearly and she loved the Lord with her whole heart!! She will be missed, we send our love from all of her friends at Fabulous Five Fashion Jewelry! Blessings

Barbara Craig

January 10, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Elaine was a sweet lady & loved by all who knew her. Our prayers are with all the family.

Mary Crowther O'Dell

January 10, 2020

Elaine was such a kind and precious person. She always had encouraging words to share, making the day brighter for others. Her love for music and the Lord was always evident in her words and deeds. This sweet lady will be missed but we can rejoice that she suffers no more and is in the presence of the King. Love and prayers for all her family continue.

Ann Wyatt

January 10, 2020

So sorry to learn of the passing of Elaine. I worked with her at Furman when I was there 1981-1987. She was such a blessing to me. Always happy and had a smile on her face.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Ann Wyatt