In loving memory of Annie Ruth Hamm Almond, Monday, November 26, 2007, 10:00 a.m., Oak Grove Baptist Church, Brewer Mill Road, Elberton, Georgia, Rev. Henry T. Butler, officiating, Rev. Mack Hughes, assisting, Rev. Willie Bell, Sr., assisting

Monday, November 26, 2007 10:00 A.M.
Oak Grove Baptist Church Brewer Mill Road Elberton, Georgia
Rev. Henry T. Butler, Officiating Rev. Mack Hughes, Assisting Rev. Willie Bell, Sr., Assisting

Farewell my family, dont weep, For I am at peace now, I am just asleep.
Farewell my family, I am not alone, The Lord our God has led me safely home. Think about the many years holding back the tears.
Yet God, somehow, always makes a way, And we thank Him every night, for another day.
Be good my family, always love each other, Be thoughtful loved ones.
Be strong my family, strong in heart, The blood ties, no one can ever part.
Farewell my family, lifes been called away, Walk with God my dear ones, trust in Him each day.



r Hymnal ......... ."What a Friend We Have In Jesus"


Scripture ..................... .Rev. Mack Hughes


Old Testament ....................... .Psalm 23

New Testament

Prayer .................... .Bishop Othal H. Lakey

Remarks ..................... .Rev. Willie Bell, Sr. f Agnes Appling Fred Moon C

Acknowledgements ................. .Rachel McRae
Solo ............................ .Robert Mattox
Eulogy ...................... .Rev. Henry T. Butler


Arrangements entrusted to: MCKINNEY-NEAL MORTUARY, INC.
Elberton, Georgia

To Friends and Family
Dont spend too much time in mourning,
Tears are for the sad,
I left to be with Jesus And this should make you glad.
Dont waste hours in grieving; No need to feel distress.
Im tired oflifes frustrations And had to get some rest.
Dont vex yourself with questions, Or try to reason why.
Life here for me has ended, It came my time to die.
Dont lose the love I gave you. Feed it with your care. Grow it with devotion,
And spread it everywhere.
Dont fret because my leaving,
Came in such a way.
Well have another meeting In Gods eternal day.
Love Always,


Mrs. Annie Ruth Hamm Almond was born June 9, 1950 to

Mr. S. A. Hamm (deceased) and Mrs. Baby Ruth Hamm. Mrs.

Almond dedicated her life to her family, friends and church.

Mrs. Almond was a devoted wife, mother and grand

mother. She was united in holy matrimony to Dallas Almond

March 2, 1971. Mrs. Almond was the proud mother of two chil

dren whom she loved dearly. She was an excellent cook and

loved preparing meals for her family. Her grandson, Daltavion,

was very dear to her; they spent many hours playing games, LJ

reading and bonding together. Mrs. Almond loved to read and /

encouraged her family to be life long learners.


Mrs. Almond joined Oak Grove Baptist Church at an early

age and participated in various organizations. She loved her *-

church and would do whatever was asked of her. She was an /

avid reader of the Bible and enjoyed many discussions of the

Scriptures. Her favorite passage was the 23rd Psalm. Among her -..

favorite songs was "Amazing Grace," "What a Friend We Have

in Jesus," and "Pass Me Not Oh Gentle Savior."


Mrs. Almond was a very diligent worker for many years.

She worked approximately 26 years for Allied-Signal Friction f

Materials (Prestolite) before retiring.

Mrs. Almond is survived by: her husband, Dallas Almond; V

two children, Dallas Almond, Jr. of Elberton and Tandra Lonette

Almond of Augusta; mother, Mrs. Baby Ruth Hamm of Elberton;

one sister, Ms. Linda Kay Hamm of Elberton; grandson,

Daltavion Almond of Elberton; in-laws, Mr. and Mrs. Hamp

Almond (Denise) of Elberton, Bishop and Dr. Othal and Elfreda

Lakey of Decatur; one uncle, Mr. Rathia Lee Moon (Earlene) of

Elberton; nieces and nephews, Mr. Tony Dempsey of Elberton,

Mr. Gregory Almond of Clinton, Maryland; Dwayne Alien of

Elberton, Rachel McRae and B. Millicent McRae of Augusta,

DMarcus Kayon Hamm of Elberton, and Andrea Almond of


/ ask myselfwhy didyou have to leave me this soon, but only God knows why. My granny can be defined in so many different ways. Some ofthem are: afaith ful Wife, a loving Mother, a caring Grandmother, and also a warriorfor her family. One ofmy grannysfavorite readings was "The Serenity Prayer." Thats how I deal with the fact that the Lord has invited her into the Kingdom of Heaven to be with Him because I accepted that things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and I have the wisdom to know the differ ence. Who would have thought that last time I would have talked with my granny wasjust afew days ago, but through the pain-, heartache, and suffering Ijust know that she is happily looking down from heaven right now and that is thatgreatest thing that I could have ever wantedfor my granny. What makes me cheerful is to know that she is in a better place and doesnt have to experi ence the pain and agony anymore. A few other ways that I can describe my granny: she was determined, caring, trustworthy, and loving. Out of all the things I have seen my grandmother do in my lifetime the greatest one ofthem all is that she grew a fonder relationship with God. Although, this time may seem difficultfor myfamily, and me we have hadgreat times together with my grannyfrom the holiday gatherings to the wonderful conversations that we have shared. I will cherish all the memories of my granny. I love her so much and even though it hurts to let her go, I know that God loved her more. I will love you forever and always Granny.
Your loving Grandson, Daltavion Almond

r e c i o u s
e m o r i e s

HONORARY - Class of 1968

Vera Alien Tina Hamm
Lyric Morrison

Claudette Alien Myra Hughes

Maggie Glaze Lily Jones
Sarah Walton

HONORARY - Class of 1968

Greg Almond Terry Burton

Clyde Burton, Jr. Pressley Hester

Kris Burton James Willingham

Oak Grove Ushers Oak Grove Choir Robert Mattox

The family of Mrs. Annie Ruth Almond would like to thank all who extended their kind and thoughtful deeds
during the demise of our loved one. May God bless each and every one of you.
The Family