Lois Mae Cargal Allen

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Lois Mae Cargal Allen, 94, of Blair, passed away Friday afternoon, Dec. 13, 2013, at Jackson County Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Allen was born in Leon on March 25, 1919, to Harve and Ivy (Carter) Morris. Moving to Duke in 1928, she met E.D. "Pete" Cargal, in Vinson, in 1935. On Oct. 14, 1939, she married Pete Cargal. He preceded her in death in 1979. In 1986, she married Wayne Allen. He preceded her in death in 1994. After she married Pete, they established their home in Blair, where she spent the next 66 years. A homemaker all of her life, Mrs. Cargal enjoyed trail riding, cooking, listening to music, especially on Tuesday nights, in Warren and playing dominoes.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Bud Cargal in 2012; one sister, LeVada; and five brothers, Doyle, Curtis, Leslie, Loyd and Harlin.

She is survived by one daughter, LaDene Vickery and husband Sam of Blair; one brother, Delton Morris and wife Lila of North Carolina; five grandchildren, Phil Cargal, Shawn Cargal, Sheila Reed, Kenneth Dale Shatswell and David Wayne Shatswell; 10 great-grandchildren, Denny, Zeb, Catiee, Garrett, Monty, Dalton, Patrick, Dustin, Ariel and Nathan; along with 12 great-great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday at the Blair First Baptist Church with Pastor Doug Altom and Pastor Ed Heflin officiating. Interment will follow at the Blair Cemetery under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home of Altus.

The family will greet friends at Lowell-Tims Funeral Home on Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m.

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Published in Altus Times from Dec. 17 to Dec. 18, 2013