Clara Ruth Almond, of Covington, passed away Jan. 6, 2017, at the age of 78. Mrs. Almond, a member of Solid Rock Baptist Church, adored her church and her church family. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Mrs. Almond did beautiful cross-stitching - The Last Supper was her final piece. Additionally, she enjoyed gospel music and working crossword puzzles. She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Leah Ruth Almond; parents, Rufus H. and Martha (Edwards) Bonner; brother, Hugh Bonner.
Survivors include her loving husband of 57 years, Arthur L. Almond; children and their spouses, Marcie and Les Asselstine of Covington; Wesley and Diana Almond of Kodak, TN; grandchildren, Brandon Tinsley, Jessica Taylor, Amanda Fulcher, Wesley A. Almond, Marcus Almond, Destiny Almond, Chris Cabe, Jason Cabe, Reanna Maddox; 19 great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Edward and Elizabeth Bonner of Covington; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Almond will be held Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, 2 p.m., at Solid Rock Baptist Church, 8111 Brown Bridge Road, in Covington, with Pastor Mike Franklin officiating and interment following in Lawnwood Memorial Park. Friends may visit with her family at Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, Covington, Monday, Jan. 9, from 6– 8 p.m. Flowers are accepted or donations may be made in Mrs. Almond’s memory to The Solid Rock Baptist Church Building Fund.