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Silver Alert issued for Warren County man, 79

Posted July 24, 2011

— A 79-year-old Warren County man wandered away from a Macon rest home Sunday morning, authorities said.

A Silver Alert was issued for William Wilson Algood, who is believed to be cognitively impaired, shortly after 10 p.m.

Algood was last seen at Boyd's Rest Home, at 295 Carroll Town Road. He is black, with gray hair and brown eyes, stands 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs about 135 pounds. He was wearing a white shirt, blue jeans and black shoes.

He may be headed to Henderson or Norlina, authorities said.

Anyone who may have seen Algood is asked to call the Warren County Sheriff's Office at 252-257-3456.


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  • BubbaDuke Jul 25, 2011

    The government picks up the rest of the tab that SSI doesn't pay at rest and nursing homes. Most of the places are little more than jails with employees who act as jailers, not care-givers.

    Sadly, it costs a lot of money to house and care for elderly people. There was a time when our seniors were taken care of by their kids and grandkids, but now there is no one home during the day to care for them. These homes are where our elderly are sent to die (alone), and we assuage our guilt with the knowledge that we're having to pay someone else to care for our loved ones. My mother held off as long as she could because she didn't want to die alone. We visited her every night, but she only lived three weeks after we put her in a nursing home. My dad lasted six months. I'm still ashamed we children didn't do more.

  • Gilgamesh 2 Jul 25, 2011

    Boyd's Rest Home #2 located Warren County....Licensee.. Crawfords...I have a uncle that resides at this Rest Home ,if you want to call it that.He is in his 70's and still works but this is supposed to be a REST HOME.What little money he gets from SSI and what little money he makes on his other job goes to the REST HOME,no personal money for himself.they should be ashamed of themselves....PLACE SHOULD BE INVESTIGATED BY STATE.....since they have a state License Number...QUESTION? Why be at a REST HOME and still have to work a public job? MR. William Wilson Algood maybe just wanted to get away from that place.