Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Sidney Allen “Sid” Almond

Sidney Allen “Sid” Almond of Albemarle, aged 83, passed away October 22, 2019 at CMC Northeast in Concord, North Carolina. A celebration of his life will be held on Friday, October 25, 2019 at 10 AM in the Stanly Funeral Home Chapel Albemarle. The service will be officiated by Rev. Jim Pyatt with interment following the service at Stanly Gardens of Memory. The family will receive friends from 5 Pm until 7 Pm on Thursday evening at the funeral home.

Born December 8, 1935 in Union County, NC, to the late Adam Pearson Almond and Carrie Barbee Almond, Sid was one of 14 children in his large Depression-Era family. In addition to his parents, Sid was preceded in death by five brothers and five sisters.

Sid was a well-known retired local businessman, having spent any years in auto-related businesses, including a car wash, a tire and muffler store, and a used car sales establishment. He was also a veteran of the armed services, having served his country in the US Army in the mid-1950s. Sid loved watching Tar heel basketball for more than 60 years, and also enjoyed watching the Carolina Panthers (most of the time!) and NASCAR racing.

Anyone who had the opportunity to have a conversation with Sid knows that his real hobby was politics, and he kept with it the very end. But his true love was his family, both immediate and extended, and Sid took great pride in getting the whole family together every Christmas!

Sid is survived by his wife of many years, Ann Holly Almond of the home; his daughter Rhonda Almond Hughes; three sons, Rod Almond and wife Kelly, Rick D. Almond; and David S. Almond and wife, Joy; by four grandchildren; Hunter Hughes, Adam Almond, Daniel Almond, and Sydney Almond; by brothers Jimmy Almond and Wayne Almond; sister Brenda Almond Carpenter; and dozens and dozens of nieces, nephews and other extended family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Roy Hinson/ Levine Cancer Center. Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care of Albemarle is serving the family of Sidney Allen “Sid” Almond.


  • James Mackorell Posted October 23, 2019 8:15 pm

    Rod, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Take care and the Lord be with and Kelly

  • Eric M Johnsen Posted October 23, 2019 8:36 pm

    Sid was an unforgettable man. I had the privilege of being his friend and physician for 36 years. He always had a definite and well thought out opinion on many matters. Ann was a most devoted wife, seeing him through some very difficult health issues. He lived a full life and left a lasting mark on my life.

  • Dianne Morgan Posted October 23, 2019 10:21 pm

    So sorry Rod about your Dad. My prayers are with and the family..

  • David hill Posted October 24, 2019 8:23 am

    Sid going to miss you u were a true friend you Ann and I had many a good time prayers with ur family

  • Rhonda Hughes Posted October 24, 2019 2:06 pm

    Daddy you showed me what love really is. What it looked like and what it felt like. You always told me you loved LOVE and I’m so grateful I got to experience that. I’ll always be Daddy’s girl❤️❤️❤️ I love you, Rhonda

  • Kelly lopez Posted October 24, 2019 3:43 pm

    I am so sorry about your loss. I was saddened when I came back and heard. I am so glad I got to meet Sidney and his wife. My thoughts are with you.

  • Marilyn Posted October 24, 2019 9:13 pm

    Rhonda , I enjoyed meeting you this morning in Harris Teeter. You and your loved ones are in my thoughts and prayers as you journey through this difficult time. Hugs!!

  • Jenny Hatley Posted October 28, 2019 4:03 pm

    David & Joy,
    Prayers to you both and your family.

  • Ann Almond Gouveia Posted October 31, 2019 12:33 pm

    Sid was such a well liked man and a joy to be around. I know the entire family will miss him and may your faith guide you in these dark days.. You will see him again.! Ann, you and I went to high school together and I especially wish you the best . God Bless you all.

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