THE ADVANCE REPORTER
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.
Thursday, February 6, 1969
REV. HARMON ALLEN
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
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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