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Dale Renard Ruffin Sr., 63, of Durham, departed this life on Thursday, November 29th, 2018 in Durham, North Carolina.

Memorial services will be held  on Sunday, December 2nd, at 2:30 pm at Holloway Memorial Funeral Home.  Services will be led by Reverend Dr. William Wilson. 

Dale Renard Ruffin Sr. was born in Durham, North Carolina to Doris Paylor and William Ruffin on July 6th, 1955. Dale was educated in  Durham County and graduated from St. Augustine University in Raleigh, North Carolina where he became a member of the W.I.N.E Psi Phi Social Fraternity. He married Shirley on August 21st, 1989 in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Dale Renard Ruffin Sr. is survived by, his wife Shirley, (sons) Evan Dale and Dale Renard, (daughters) Candice Monara and Jasmine Dorissa, (sisters) Clara Cheek (James), LeeVern Ricco (Wendell), (brothers) Reginald Ruffin, David Ruffin and a host of nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers Michael Ruffin and Peter Ruffin. 


In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the American Heart Association.



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  • Friday, November 30, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Holloway Memorial FH
  • Saturday, December 1, 2018
    I am so sorry about your loss. I have lost one of my friends whom I was very fond of. I will miss him greatly and he will be in my thoughts and prayers always. Please know how much I share your grief. It is a sad time for all ...A good name is better than fine perfume, and the day of death better than the day of birth.
    ~ A True Friend   Durham, NC
  • Sunday, December 2, 2018
    I was sadden to hear about Dale’s passing. He and I attended Whitted Junior High and Durham High School together. My condolences to his wife and other family members. May God provide you with the strength to get through this difficult time. Peace and blessings!
    ~ Charles E. Bright   Washington, DC
  • Sunday, December 2, 2018
    May God hold you all in his arms during this time of grievance. Always remember Dale was a very loving guy. He will forever be with you in spirit. My family and I will continue to pray that the joy of his spirit always be with you. The Womble family
    ~ Timothy Womble   Durham, NC
  • Saturday, December 1, 2018
    I am deeply sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one in death is extremely hard to deal with. Even though Dale is no longer with you, God has the power to raise the dead and restore people back to life. In fact, he promised this. (Hosea 13:14) Though this is a difficult time, please find comfort in knowing that God can resurrect our loved ones. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers
    ~ Jonathan   Raleigh, NC
  • Monday, December 3, 2018
    May the peace of God comfort you.
    ~ Malissa   NC
  • Monday, December 3, 2018
    May the peace of God comfort you.
    ~ Malissa   NC
  • Sunday, December 2, 2018
    Words cannot describe the sadness in my heart for the lost of my best friend, but I know Diamond is in a better place. My family extends its condolences. Until we see him again, may we cherish the wonderful memories. Rest easy, bruh!
    ~ Dwight Walker   Raleigh, NC
  • Sunday, December 2, 2018
    Words cannot describe the sadness in my heart for the lost of my best friend, but I know Diamond is in a better place. My family extends its condolences. Until we see him again, may we cherish the wonderful memories. Rest easy, bruh!
    ~ Dwight Walker   Raleigh, NC
  • Tuesday, December 4, 2018
    Saddened by the passing of a great friend; strength to the family during this season of bereavement. Peace, Power and fervent prayer extended now and always. Regards.
    ~ Joseph King Davis Jr.   Durham, NC
  • Saturday, December 1, 2018
    Deepest Condolences from the Fuller family, Uncle Charles, Aunt Bermadine, JaBron & Charmaine (Thomas)
    ~ Charmaine Fuller Cooper   Durham, NC
  • Monday, December 3, 2018
    My heart still remain heavy as God has for called my most dear and greatest friend , my condolences to his kids and Ruffin family. Which his family was his priority. To my Dear friend sadly your no longer with us, the impact of your presence left many and myself fond memories and laughter. May u rest in peace my Daley Dale you will forever be in my ❤
    ~ Amy Howell   Durham, NC
  • Monday, December 3, 2018
    My heart still remain heavy as God has for called my most dear and greatest friend , my condolences to his kids and Ruffin family. Which his family was his priority. To my Dear friend sadly your no longer with us, the impact of your presence left many and myself fond memories and laughter. May u rest in peace my Daley Dale you will forever be in my ❤
    ~ Amy Howell   Durham, NC
  • Saturday, December 1, 2018
    My words are inadequate to express condolences to Dale’s family... both biological and bi-association... We will meet again in Paradise My friend 🙏🏾Ecclesiastes 12:7 and the dust returns to the ground it came from & the spirit returns returns to God who gave it🙏🏾💕🙏🏾
    ~ Lorenzo Griffin   Riverside, CA
  • Monday, December 3, 2018
    My heart still remain heavy as God has for called my most dear and greatest friend , my condolences to his kids and Ruffin family. Which his family was his priority. To my Dear friend sadly your no longer with us, the impact of your presence left many and myself fond memories and laughter. May u rest in peace my Daley Dale you will forever be in my
    ~ Amy Howell   Durham, NC
  • Monday, December 3, 2018
    My heart still remain heavy as God has for called my most dear and greatest friend , my condolences to his kids and Ruffin family. Which his family was his priority. To my Dear friend sadly your no longer with us, the impact of your presence left many and myself fond memories and laughter. May u rest in peace my Daley Dale you will forever be in my
    ~ Amy Howell   Durham, NC
  • Sunday, December 2, 2018
    To the family of Dale Ruffin you have my condolences and I'll be praying for you doing this difficult time may God bless you Ronald Bratcher
    ~ Ronald Bratcher   Durham, NC
  • Monday, December 3, 2018
    My heart still remain heavy as God has for called my most dear and greatest friend , my condolences to his kids and Ruffin family. Which his family was his priority. To my Dear friend sadly your no longer with us, the impact of your presence left many and myself fond memories and laughter. May u rest in peace my Daley Dale you will forever be in my
    ~ Amy Howell   Durham, NC
  • Monday, December 3, 2018
    My heart still remain heavy as God has for called my most dear and greatest friend , my condolences to his kids and Ruffin family. Which his family was his priority. To my Dear friend sadly your no longer with us, the impact of your presence left many and myself fond memories and laughter. May u rest in peace my Daley Dale you will forever be in my
    ~ Amy Howell   Durham, NC
  • Monday, December 3, 2018
    My heart still remain heavy as God has for called my most dear and greatest friend , my condolences to his kids and Ruffin family. Which his family was his priority. To my Dear friend sadly your no longer with us, the impact of your presence left many and myself fond memories and laughter. May u rest in peace my Daley Dale you will forever be in my
    ~ Amy Howell   Durham, NC
  • Monday, December 3, 2018
    My heart still remain heavy as God has for called my most dear and greatest friend , my condolences to his kids and Ruffin family. Which his family was his priority. To my Dear friend sadly your no longer with us, the impact of your presence left many and myself fond memories and laughter. May u rest in peace my Daley Dale you will forever be in my
    ~ Amy Howell   Durham, NC
  • Monday, December 3, 2018
    My heart still remain heavy as God has for called my most dear and greatest friend , my condolences to his kids and Ruffin family. Which his family was his priority. To my Dear friend sadly your no longer with us, the impact of your presence left many and myself fond memories and laughter. May u rest in peace my Daley Dale you will forever be in my
    ~ Amy Howell   Durham, NC
  • Sunday, December 2, 2018
    To the family of Dale Ruffin you have my condolences and I'll be praying for you doing this difficult time may God bless you Ronald Bratcher
    ~ Ronald Bratcher   Durham, NC
  • Tuesday, December 4, 2018
    Saddened by the passing of a great friend; strength to the family during this season of bereavement. Peace, Power and fervent prayer extended now and always. Regards.
    ~ Joseph King Davis Jr.   Durham, NC
  • Wednesday, December 5, 2018
    On behalf of Kittrell College National Alumni Association, we our sorry to hear of our beloved Dale Ruffin. During this time of your loss, we offer our sincere prayers to the Ruffin family. Otis D. Collins Chairman Kittrell College National Alumni Association Baltimore, Maryland
    ~ otis collins   baltimore, MD
  • Tuesday, December 11, 2018
    With heartfelt sympathy please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of your loved one. Words cannot even begin to express my sorrow. I am speechless, as I spoke to Dale just a few months ago. I pray that God bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time.
    ~ Pearline Braswell   Durham, NC
  • Sunday, December 2, 2018
    As I remain speechless of the loss of a very dear friend, I also remain in prayer for the family. Dale you will be missed by many. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE!
    ~ AudreyR Phillips-Hunter   Raleigh, NC
  • Sunday, December 2, 2018
    As I remain speechless of the loss of a very dear friend, I also remain in prayer for the family. Dale you will be missed by many. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE!
    ~ AudreyR Phillips-Hunter   Raleigh, NC
  • Sunday, December 2, 2018
    As I remain speechless of the loss of a very dear friend, I also remain in prayer for the family. Dale you will be missed by many. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE!
    ~ AudreyR Phillips-Hunter   Raleigh, NC
  • Sunday, December 2, 2018
    As I remain speechless of the loss of a very dear friend, I also remain in prayer for the family. Dale you will be missed by many. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE!
    ~ AudreyR Phillips-Hunter   Raleigh, NC
  • Monday, December 3, 2018
    Please accept my condolences on the passing of your loved one. I know that all who are believers understand where your comfort comes from in difficult circumstances as this. The Lord is your strength and your redeemer. Blessed be the name of the Lord. My thoughts and prayers to each of you. Wayne Gregory Bostick
    ~ Wayne Bostick   Raleigh, NC
  • Monday, December 17, 2018
    So sorry to hear of your loss. As the days go pass may you experience the love of our heavenly Creator Jehovah God as he strengthen you and your family to get through this trying time. (Psalms 83:18) Remember he loves your loved one also and has promised to get rid of sickness and death forever and by means of his son Jesus Christ, bring back to life our loved ones. (Revelation 21:4; John 5:28,29) Please accept my deepest condolence jw.org Website for more encouragement.
    ~ Dolon Peete