Vandybe Almond Sr.

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 5, 2003

Vandybe Almond Sr., 86, of 207 N. 7th St., Suffolk, died Aug. 2, 2003 in Obici Hospital.

A native of Isle of Wight County, he was a son of the late Joseph Almond and Anna Briggs-Almond. He was also preceded in death by a son, Willie &uot;Mickey&uot; Almond.

He was a member of Rising St. James Pentecostal Holiness Church and was retired from Hugh Holland Realty.

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He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Addie P. Almond; five sons, Vandybe Almond Jr. (Jewel) of Raleigh, N.C., Earl Lee Almond (Brenda) of Norfolk; Alvin Lee Almond (Susan), Calvin Lee Almond and Jerome Parker (Deborah), all of Suffolk; a daughter-in-law, Patricia Almond; 22 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

The funeral service will be held Thursday, Aug. 7, at 1 p.m. in New Mount Joy Worship Center by Dr. William P. Wiggins. Interment will be in Carver Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the residence.

Crocker Funeral Home Inc. in Suffolk is in charge of the arrangements.