Thursday, February 6, 1969
Spotlight On...

As we prepare the last issue of The Advance Reporter we have the honor of turning the Spotlight on Rev. Harmon Allen, who deserves much more than has been his happy lot in life.
Harmon is the older son of Albert and Addie (Sanders) Allen, born at Cedar Creek, Arkansas on February 12, 1901, and lived there until 1918, when he moved with the family to Waldron.
As a lad of 18 years, he felt the call to preach the Gospel - but as so many, he rejected this call until 1938, and was ordained in the First Baptist Church of Waldron in 1940.
Harmon attended elementary [school] at Cedar Creek; Waldron High School, Southern Baptist College at Pocahontas, Arkansas; Baptist University, and Draughns Business College in Ft. Smith.
He was married to Miss Etha Mae Black in 1933. To this union one son, Billy Gene was born. After a long illness Etha departed this life in 1966.
Mrs. Lola (Clymer) Liles of Mena became the bride of Bro. Allen August 18, 1967. They are at home in Waldron.
Bro. Allen has spent more than 30 years in the ministry as a rural and village pastor. Has pastored three-fourth of the Churches in the Buckner Baptist Association and served Ouachita Association as pastor of Cove and Vandervoort Churches.
As many rural pastors, he was a farmer and worked 12 years for Southwestern Creosote Post Company of Muskogee, Oklahoma, inspecting timber in this area.
At present Bro. and Mrs. Allen are members of Denton Baptist Church, where Bro. Allen is a disability retired pastor. He served this church 15 years prior to this engagement.
In our closing thoughts we will say that it is a pleasure knowing and having an opportunity to hear Bro. Allen preach. The Lord has richly blessed his work wherever he has served as pastor. He has conducted and assisted in more than six hundred funerals, performed many marriages and baptized more than a thousand converts.

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