Willie Loyal Allen was my great uncle. His parents were Charles Bryant "Charley" Allen (b. 12/5/1868; d 03/13/1953) and Dora Hughes (b 02/03/1872; d 11/28/1951). My grandfather, William Walter Allen, was his brother. There were 17 children born of the Allen/Hughes marriage. Fifteen of them lived to be adults.
Grandpa Charley was killed in an automobile accident. He was riding in a car driven by my grandfather (Walter) when they were hit head-on on a one-lane bridge by a log truck. The driver of the log truck had been drinking. Grandpa Charley died instantly and my grandfather was seriously injured, but he did recover.
Uncle Loyal owned and operated Allen's Sewing Machine in Malvern, Arkansas.
I am searching for information on Grandpa Charley's parents; I believe their names are Josiah (or Joseph) and Sarah (last name unknown). If you find any information concerning them, please let me know.
I also have quite a bit of information on Dora Hughes if you are interested.