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Sunday December 5th, 2010
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Visitation


Sunday December 5th, 2010
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Joseph Allen

Joseph Yates Allen, 93, of St. Pauls died Saturday December 4, 2010 in the North Carolina Veterans Administration Nursing Home in Fayetteville. Mr. Allen was one of eight children in the Joseph and  Asa Gregory Allen family. He was a graduate of St. Pauls High School and North Carolina State University. Mr. Allen served in the European Operations of the U.S. Army during World War II, receiving the EAME Campaign Medal (European-Africian-Middle Eastern Campaign). He was a well known farmer and business owner in Robeson County, NC. He was last employed at age 89 at the Farmers Exchange in St. Pauls. At the tme of his death he was the oldest continous member of the First Baptist Church of St. Pauls.

Mr. Allen was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Collins Allen. He is survived by two sisters, Lina Nussbaum of Viriginia Beach, VA and Lucy Riddle of Gray's Creek, NC and several nieces, nephews, cousins. Additionally, Mr. Allen is survived by special friends, Linda and Larry McGougan of St. Pauls. A Visitation will be held Sunday December 5, 2010 at McNeill Mackie Funeral Home, St. Pauls from 6:00 to 8:00 PM with a Graveside Service scheduled for Monday December 6, 2010 at 1:00 PM at Great Marsh Baptist Church Cemetery with the Reverend David Canady officiating. Online condolences maybe made at www.mcneillmackiefuneralhome.com In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to: the First Baptist Church, 302 S. Second Street, St. Pauls, NC 28384 or the St. Pauls Library Fund 221, W. Broad St. St. Pauls, NC 28384. Arrangements by McNeill Mackie Funeral Home, St. Pauls.


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I remember Mr. Allen fondly from my childhood.He was a good friend of my Father, B. E. Wilson.When I was about 10 years old, I fell running around a tree at St. Pauls United Methodist Church and hurt my foot.I hobbled down to the FCX where my Father had his insurance office.Dad was very busy and Mr. Allen was worried that I had broken my foot.He offered to take me to see Dr. Hooks to get it x-rayed.I actually had broken a bone. I remember how gentle and kind he was and I will always remember this simple act of kindness and concern for a young girl and a busy Dad.I know that mine is only one of many stories such as this that could be told.May God be with all of you to provide comfort in your time of grief and sadness.

Ginger Wilson-Gines Dec 7 2010 12:00 AM

Lina and I will dearly miss Yates my uncle her btother. He was like a father, fishing and hunting memories still fresh in my mind. Lina's fragile health prevents her being there now but she is there in spirit.

Ronald Nussbaum And Mrs. Lina Nussbaum Dec 5 2010 12:00 AM