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Richfield town commissioner passes away

Richfield Town Commissioner Terry Almond passed away Tuesday at Tucker Hospice House in Kannapolis.

Almond, who served on the Richfield Town Council for around 30 years, was stung by a red wasp and suffered a severe allergic reaction Aug. 22.

Terry Almond

He was airlifted to Atrium Health-Charlotte where he was in a medically induced coma for two days then taken off a ventilator and able to breathe on his own.

After improving, Almond developed serious complications and did not have good results from various tests and an MRI, according to a post on Facebook from his wife, June. He was moved to Hospice Care Monday.

Almond was retired after having worked for many years as a mail carrier with the United States Postal Service. He was a member of Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Richfield. He was also the park commissioner for the town.