Arthur Allen Jr.

October 8, 1942September 13, 2018

After a courageous and long battle with cancer, Arthur Allen Jr passed away peacefully with his daughters by his side. He was born on October 8, 1942, in Kings Mountain NC. He was preceded in death by his brother, Charles Allen, his father Arthur Allen Sr. and his mother Mary O. Allen. Art graduated from Kings Mountain HIgh School in 1961 and attended East Carolina University. He served in the NC National Guard from 1962 to 1972. Art worked as a salesman for Dogwood Fabrics and Pittsburg Paints. He enjoyed woodworking, spending many years creating treasures for his family and selling his work at various art shows including the Southern Christmas Show in Charlotte. Art was the comedian in the family and made sure to keep everyone around him laughing and smiling. His greatest joy were his 5 grandchildren, whom he loved more than life. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Marlene Allen, daughters Heather Young (Matt) of Spring Hill, TN, Audra Cooper (Donnie) of Belmont, NC, grandchildren Jarrett Cooper, Sara Cooper and Ava Cooper , all of Belmont, and Hayden Young and Amelia Young of Spring Hill, TN. Sister in Law, Susan Allen of Blowing Rock, NC. Nieces and Nephews- Jennifer Hege (Adam), Jeremy Allen, Chris Falls, Theresa and Mark McIntosh, Hope and Holly McIntosh. The family would like to send a special thank you to the wonderful staff of Southern Oncology Specialists who treated Art like family, the nursing staff at Novant Health in Huntersville, who provided such great care and love and the members of Mallard Creek Presbyterian Church for all of their love and support. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to Mallard Creek Presbyterian Church Circle of Mary or Shriner’s Hospital for Children. Arrangements are by McEwen Derita Chapel. Online condolences may be made at


  • Mallard Creek Presbyterian Church Circle of Mary or Shriner’s Hospital for Children.


  • Celebration of Life Friday, September 14, 2018

Arthur Allen Jr.

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michael edgeworth

November 13, 2018

I had the pleasure of being at tha Pineville flea market beside Art. Thur bad days and good days we always seemed to laugh. Every weekin was an adventure. I surely miss Art as he was my most best friend there. Art can't be replaced but remembered.


Ana N.

September 25, 2018

Our deepest and sincerest condolences to the family. Words alone can not ease the pain when grieving the loss of a love one. The Bible provides comfort during these difficult times. Revelation 21:3-4 states, And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. May God give you and your family comfort in your loving memories and in His promise that soon we will never experience losing our loved ones in death and we will be able to see them again once they resurrected as per John 5:28-29. May these words give you a new hope, with deepest sympathy and warmth of heart.

Alice Ault

September 19, 2018

Marlene and family, met Art at Southern Oncology as we both were patients there. Only knew both of u for a short time but knew as,u said
He was the comedian always with a good line. U were always by his side
With such great care for him. Will not be the same in the infusion room
With him not there or greeting u both in the lobby as our appointments
Were very close together. Prayers for u and family. Alice & Bob Ault.

Melvin Ware

September 14, 2018

So sorry to hear of Arthur's passing. Pucky just called to let me know so that I might notify other classmates. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Melvin W.