Edwin O’dell Almon

December 20, 1919 - September 2, 2010
Edwin O’dell Almon

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Edwin Oídell ëTedí Almon, 90, of Haywood Townes, Hendersonville, NC went on to be with the Lord early Thursday morning, September 2, 2010 at Pardee Memorial Hospital.

A native of Asheville, he was the son of the late Spurgeon and Marie Dillard Almon. He was also preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Ruth C. Almon and a son, Jimmy Oídell Almon. He was a charter member of Grace Baptist Church of Asheville and served as a deacon and teacher. He was a current member of First Baptist Church of Hendersonville, the Truthseekers Class and Menís Prayer Breakfast Group. Ted was a volunteer for Interfaith Assistance Ministry for several years.

He was a Chief Petty Officer of the Naval Photographic Service during World War II. He was retired from America Enka Company, serving for 32 years as the manager of office services.

Surviving are his wife, Mary B. Almon; a daughter, Cecilia Almon Toomey of Acworth, Georgia; two half-sisters, Frances Horton of Asheville and Rebecca Chatman of Newton; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

A Funeral Service will be held at 2 PM Saturday, September 4, 2010 in the Kirby Memorial Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Officiating will be Dr. Gordon Elliott and Rev. Wally Shamburger. Military Honors will be conducted by Hubert M. Smith American Legion Post 77, Hedrick-Rhodes Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5206, and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 14.

A private interment will be held at Shepherd Memorial Park.


Saturday, September 4, 2010
12:00 AM

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125 Orrs Camp Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • September 03, 2010
    Array says:

  • September 03, 2010
    Carolyn & Bill Baity says:
    Sending our love and prayers to you, Mary and to you also, Cecilia - May God bless and keep you in His good and perfect care

  • September 03, 2010
    Debbie Ward says:
    Mary I am very sorry to hear about your loss. I know that Keith & Sharon felt that the two of you were like parents to the both of them. If there is anything that I can do please let me know. Debbie (Keith's sister)

  • September 03, 2010
    Barbara Gibson says:
    Ted will never be forgotten. He and Ruth kept my daughter Lane from the time she was six weeks old. My prayers are with his family. God bless during this very difficult time. Barbara Gibson

  • October 23, 2010
    Rick Wynne says:
    Ted was my Sunday School teacher at Grace Baptist when I was 14 yrs old but I learned so much more from him serving with him as a fellow deacon later on, mostly about dealing with others with grace and peace. Ted could always be counted on to peacefully find a way to diffuse a disagreement at church conference, for example. I was blessed to see him this summer at an event at Grace and to share a table with him.