Donald Richard Farrell, 78

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Donald Richard Farrell, 78, of Calabash, died Wednesday, March 2, 2016, at Autumn Care of Shallotte. Mr. Farrell was born on November 10, 1937, in Alamance County, a son of the late Woodrow and Helen Cheek Farrell.

Surviving are his wife, Betty Brooks Farrell; daughter, Karen Farrell, and husband, Ahmed Rami, of Alexandria, Va.; sister, Jerrie Farrell Carver, and husband, Steve, of Graham; and a grandchild, Rayyan Rami.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 4, at the Andrews Chapel United Methodist Church, where he was a member, officiated by the Rev. Phil Norris. Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Interment will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 5, in the Alamance Memorial Park, Burlington.

The family requests, in lieu of flowers, memorials be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1305 Navaho Drive, Suite 101, Raleigh, NC 27609; or to a kidney research or a cancer research of one’s choice.

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