Allen Arnold Roberts
Born: June 1, 1907
Died: July 6, 1976
Married: Bertha Lee Turner, May 14, 1934
Children: Doris Virginia, born February 10, 1937; Charles Horace, born August 9, 1941; Allen Don, born July 30, 1945, died January 26, 1968; Glenda Faye, born August 5, 1953
"He was the most humble man that I have ever known." Charles Horace Roberts
Allen was born in the Lusk community. After his marriage, he lived and raised his family in the Chapel Hill Community. He was a timberman by trade. He cut saw logs and pulpwood with an old fashioned cross cut saw (this was before the chain saw) to make a living for his family. The family also had a small farm.
Allen sometimes played the harmonica. He played the old train song, "The Orange Blossom Special," and ended it by making the sound of the brakes squealing. He would whistle and sing as he went to work. His favorites were "I Feel Like Traveling On" and "When the Saints Go Marching In."
Every Saturday he would walk about 4 miles to Toxey to purchase groceries for the family from Mrs. Grace Martin's store. He walked back carrying them on his shoulder in a box.
Both Allen and Bertha Lee were devout Christians. They went to church at Grace Chapel Assembly of God until they moved away to Mobile, Alabama. He is buried at Old Lusk Cemetery and is now at rest with Jesus.
Allen was loved very much by his family and everyone that came to know him.