Dec. 18, 2013 @ 05:00 AM


BROADWAY — Nannie Lou McFarland Dalrymple of Broadway passed away Monday, December 16, 2013 at her home.

A memorial service will be held at Salem Presbyterian Church on Friday, December 20 at 2 p.m. The family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall following the service.

Nannie Lou was born in Harnett County to the late Neill and Mary McFarland on March 9, 1923. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and aunt. During her illness she was an incredible example of determination and perseverance. Nannie Lou graduated from Boone Trail High School. She married Robert W. Dalrymple on December 9, 1950. She was a faithful member of Salem Presbyterian Church, where she served as historian of the Women of the Church, sang in the choir, taught Sunday School, served as an elder and prepared communion for over forty years. In 2011 she was recognized as Elder Emeritus of Salem. Nannie Lou was a charter member of the Broadway Woman's Club and worked for more than twenty years as a substitute teacher at Broadway School.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Perry, Mike and Jim and her sisters, Lizabel Harrington, Lovdia McNeil, Eliza Paschal, Ruth McNeill and Shorty Yoder.

She is survived by husband, Robert; daughter, Robbie Ballard and husband Billy of Denver, N.C.; son, Tommy Dalrymple and wife Amy of Broadway; five grandchildren, Scott Ballard, Robert, Catherine, Matthew and Jenni Dalrymple; many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorials to Salem Presbyterian Church, 3554 Avents Ferry Road, Sanford, N.C.; Community Home Care and Hospice, 1836 Doctors Dr., Sanford; or to a charity of one's choice.

The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to Nannie Lou's caregivers: Cathy Paschal, Pat McDougal and nieces Janet Harrington, Bonnie Thomas, Bobbi Garrett, Jon Monroe, Vicki Dickens and Sharon Keating and to Dr. Jurisich, Dr. Sen and Dr. Arora.

Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are by Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home.

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SANFORD — Rodolphe Y. “Rudy” Dussault, 89, of Sanford, died Friday (12/13/13), at the Central Carolina Hospital.

He was born on April 7, 1924, in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, and came from a long line of builders. Rudy served in the Third Canadian Infantry Division, landing with them on Juno beach during the Allied Invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944. After the war he married Elizabeth Teresa “Terry” Duquette. Rudy, Terry and family relocated several times between Canada and the northeastern United States, eventually settling in New Hampshire where Rudy established a kitchen cabinet business. After selling the successful business, he tried retirement, got bored, and then built several houses in New Hampshire. Rudy fully retired in 1983 and for a period of time he and Terry joined the “snowbirds,” maintaining residences in both Canada and Hollywood, FL. In 2000 Terry passed away and Rudy moved to Sanford where he and his son Michel formed RMR Custom Homes, Inc. Together they designed and built over 40 beautiful homes here in Lee County. Rudy was an accomplished golfer, hunter, and fisherman, and he loved to cook. Rudy never met a stranger and greeted everyone with a smile. His family will miss him and his many stories relating his vast experiences during his full and interesting life.

Rudy is survived by his three sons and their families: Claude Dussault and wife Catherine and son Pierre, John Dussault and son Chris, and Michel Dussault and wife Terri and son Adam.

A celebration of Rudy's life will be held January, 2014, date and location to be announced.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the COPD Foundation:, or 866-731-2673.

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SPRING LAKE — Janie Faye Ray, 64, of 810 McLamb Court, died Sunday (12/8/13) at Cape Fear Valley Hospital in Fayetteville.

She was born July 4, 1949 in Bladen County.

She is survived by a daughter, Faye Jackson-Smith (Calvin) of Spring Lake; sisters, Lucille Flores of Augusta, Ga., Hope Thomason (Alonzo) of Fayetteville and Florence Malloy (Ronnie) of Hope Mills; brothers, Tyrone Hill of Atlanta, Ga., Raefield Jordan of Fayetteville and Joseph Jordan (Tina) of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and three grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held at 12 noon Thursday at Bethel AME Zion Church. The family will receive friends at the church at 11 a.m. prior to the service on Thursday.

Arrangements are by Elizabeth Street Mortuary in Spring Lake.


SANFORD — Funeral service for Thomas “Shag” Rader, 20, who died Wednesday (12/11/13), was held at 12 noon Tuesday at Christian Provisions Ministries with the Rev. Carolyn Radcliff and the Rev. Dr. Ricky Frazier officiating.

Burial was at the Macedonia AME Zion Church in Gulf.

Soloists were the Rev. Iris Jordan and Dorothy Matthews.

Pallbearers were friends and family.

Arrangements were by Knotts Funeral Home.


PARKTON — Funeral service for Tommy Davis, 73, who died Saturday (11/30/13), was held Saturday at 12 noon at Mars Hill Presbyterian Church in Hope Mills with the Rev. Bernard Currie officiating. Burial will be at a later date.

Soloist was Israel Davis.

Arrangements were by Elizabeth Street Mortuary in Spring Lake.


SANFORD — Martha Anne Shackleton, 23, of 409 San Lee Drive, died Friday (12/13/13) at Duke Hospital in Durham. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Knotts Funeral Home.


PITTSBORO — Joe Lester Alston Jr., 89, of 238 Alston Road, died Saturday (12/14/13) at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Knotts Funeral Home in Pittsboro.


SANFORD — Ulises A. Vivas, 14, of 407 W. Garden St., died Monday (12/16/13) at Central Carolina Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Knotts Funeral Home.


PITTSBORO — Annie Myrtle Farrar, 79, of 737 Hillsboro St., died Monday (12/16/13).

She is survived by her God-children, Karla Eanes (Rennie) and Iris Matthews; a sister, Mary Evans; and a brother Melvin Harr.

Funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday at Mt. Sinai AME Church in Pittsboro. Burial will be at Pittsboro Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Knotts Funeral Home in Pittsboro.