Margaret Allene Segrest passed away peacefully on December 30, 2021 at Diversicare of Riverchase in Birmingham, AL where she spent the last three years of her life being disabled by multiple strokes. She was born August 22, 1945 to Allene Summerlin Segrest and John Rogers Segrest of Luverne, AL. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband COL James Franklin Argabright; mother-in-law Bonnie Szwed; mother Allene; father John Rogers; brother John Rogers (Carol) Segrest, II. She is survived by sisters’-in-law Jequetta “Jettie” (Dwayne) Burnett;Nancy (Mike) Stone; Kathy (Doug) Barker; Angela (Rick) Dolak; and Madonna (Robbie) Ammons; brothers’-in-law Paul (Rena) Argabright; Kelly (Donna) Argabright and Bruce (Angie) Argabright. Others survivors include her nephew John L. (Yvonne) Segrest; nephew Dr. Alan Lee (Tami) Segrest; niece Mary Margaret (James) (Tami); her niece Mary Margaret Miller (James); many, many great and great great nieces and nephews, and special friends from all around the world. Margaret was a Luverne High School cheerleader, a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority at Auburn University and a charter member of the War Eagle Girls. She received her masters degree in Family and Human Development from the University of Kentucky and worked as a Social Worker in Frankfort, KY before beginning her career with J. P. King Auction Company. She traveled all over the country to auction sites of large ranches and mansions of well known stars. She was a member of Versailles, KY Ski Club and held a pilot’s license for hot air ballooning. She loved being with her ballooning friends. Margaret loved the Kentucky Derby and Mint Juleps, traveling and visiting different countries, ocean and riverboat cruises, New Orleans art and the atmosphere of the city, jazz music, Cajun food, having fun with friends and family, and most of all dancing with the love of her life, her late husband, Frank. She had a beautiful smile, big brown eyes, and a big heart for everyone she met. She was a true southern lady and hostess who loved all things Auburn. Margaret, you will be missed.
The visitation and funeral service for Margaret was held on Thursday, January 6, 2022 at Currie-Jefferson Funeral Home in Hoover, AL with the burial in the family cemetery of Luverne, AL.