The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


April 10, 2013

Leonard Almond

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 — Leonard Dewey Almond, 78 years of age, passed away quietly with his family by his side, Sunday, April 7, 2013, at his home in Midland.

Mr. Almond was born July 25, 1934, in Stanly County to the late John Birch Almond and the late Annie Mae Almond.

He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Buford, Reece and Hubert Almond; and his sister, Ruth Honeycutt.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at Hartsell Funeral Home in Midland.

The funeral service will be at 4 p.m., Thursday, April 11, 2013, at St. Stephen’s Wesleyan Church, 7601 Brush Arbor Road, Concord, with a 30 minute state prior to the service. Rev. Gary Morris and Rev. Bill Baldwin will officiate with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

At other times, the family will meet at the home.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Betty Lou Smith Almond, of the home; sons, Gerald Almond and his wife Ivey of Midland and Leonard “Jr.” Almond and his wife Traci of Concord; daughters, Pansy Burnette and husband Terry of Midland and Joan Mesler and friend Marty Stewart of Concord; five grandchildren, Wendy Williams, Jera Hartsell, Dusty Burnette, C.J. Mesler and Toni Almond; and three great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Cabarrus County, 5003 Hospice Lane, Kannapolis, NC 28081.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland is serving the Almond family.

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