Billy E. Allen, 77, of St. Pauls died at his home November 14, 2011. A native of St. Pauls, he was born April 3, 1934 to the late Herbert Vance and Bertie Kinlaw Allen Sr. He served in the U.S. Army and received the Army of Occupation, Germany Medal. Mr. Allen was one of the Co-founders of Big Marsh Fire Department serving as Chairman of the Board in 2002. He devoted 20 years to the fire department, until his retirement. A former member of the Lions Club, he was, also, a member of the VFW and American Legion. He owned and operated City Insurance Agency of St. Pauls for 40 years. Mr Allen was an active member of the First Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Debbie Allen, of the home; daughter, Angie Matthes and her husband Ron of Fuquay-Varina; stepsons, Joey McDuffie and his wife Kasia of Grays Creek and Ken McDuffie of St. Pauls; granddaughters, Katie Matthes and Karlie McDuffie; sister, Helen Dye of Jacksonville, FL; and sisters-in-law, Betty Jean Covington of VA and Christine Monroe of Maxton. Visitation will be Wednesday November 16, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at McNeill Mackie Funeral Home. Funeral Services are scheduled for Thursday November 17, 2011 at 1:00 P.M. at the First Baptist Church with Reverend Pat Hash officiating. Burial will follow in Great Marsh Baptist Church Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions to the First Baptist Church, 302 S. Second Street, St. Pauls, NC 28384, in lieu of flowers. Arrangements by McNeill Mackie Funeral Home, 319 West Broad Street, St. Pauls, NC 28384.