Sonja Alligood Tuning | Beaufort County Now | Mrs. Sonja Faye Alligood Tuning, age 79, a resident of Washington, passed away Monday August 10, 2020 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital. | sonja tuning, washington, vidant beaufort hospital, august 13, 2020

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Sonja Alligood Tuning

January 9, 1941 - August 10, 2020

    Mrs. Sonja Faye Alligood Tuning, age 79, a resident of Washington, passed away Monday August 10, 2020 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital.

    Private graveside services will be held.

    Mrs. Tuning was born in Beaufort County on January 9, 1941 to the late Etheridge Alligood and Mae Belle Whitaker Alligood. She was a 1959 graduate of Bath High School, attended Women's College, graduated from Roanoke Bible College in 1963, graduated from Milligan College in 1964 and graduated from Frostburg State in 1979. On August 30, 1968 she married Roger Earl Tuning who survives. After her marriage to Roger, they settled in Cumberland, Maryland for 51 years. She retired from the State of Maryland school system after 42 years of service. She ended her teaching career at South Penn Elementary School. She loved her students, her fellow teachers and was always willing to help the less fortunate. Mrs. Tuning was a member of Rosemary Church of Christ and Winifred Church of Christ in Cumberland, Maryland.

    Survivors include her husband of the home, Roger Tuning, nephew, Brad Alligood and wife Lynn, great nephew, Parker Colin Alligood, great niece, Olivia Morgan Alligood and sister in law, Brenda C. Alligood all of Washington. She was preceded in death by her brother, Neil Colin Alligood.

    In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Sonja A. Tuning Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 1465 Washington, NC 27889.

    You may address condolences to the family by visiting www.paulfuneralhome.com.

    Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Tuning family.


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