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  Loretta Raye Allen Dooley


Loretta Raye Allen Dooley, 88, of Stuttgart passed away Saturday, December 31, 2016, at Crestpark of Stuttgart.

Ms. Dooley was born July 28, 1928, in Bakersfield, Calif., to Buell Julious and Lillian Emily Purnell Griffith. She was a homemaker, a member of Harmony Baptist Church and life-time member of VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, David W. Allen; two sons, Theodore Jimmie Karr and Butch Griffith; one daughter, Phyllis Helms; and five grandchildren.

Survivors are three sons, Gary Karr (Sue) of Almyra, Larry Karr (LaRose) of Sterling, Colo., and George Karr of Stuttgart; five daughters, Ruth Twisdale of Stuttgart, Ruby Graham of Golden, Colo., Cheri Elder of Kansas City, Mo., Eva Thomas (Fox) of Clarendon and Susie Allscheid of Bethany, Ill.; 42 grandchildren; 85 great-grandchildren; 65 great-great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services, officiated by Bro. David Inzer, are 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at Turpin Funeral Home chapel with burial following in Frazier Cemetery.

Visitation is 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at Turpin Funeral Home.

Her family requests memorials be made to the American Heart Association, 900 W. Second St., Little Rock, Ark. 72203.
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