Hazel Tripp Almand was born Jan. 31, 1915 in New Bern, North Carolina to the now late Bonnie and Walter Tripp.  She passed away Saturday, March 30, 2013 in Marianna, at the age of 98.



Hazel was a homemaker, a dedicated member of the First United Methodist Church of Carrabelle, Order of Eastern Star, and United Methodist Women.



She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Rev. Howard W. Almand, Sr.; brother, Clayton Tripp; and sister, Annie Matthews.



She leaves to cherish her memories children, Howard Warren Almand, Jr. (Lydia) of Marianna, Marcia Williams (Charles) of Charleston, SC, and Walter Leslie Almand of Marianna; brother, Arthur Tripp (Katherine) of North Carolina; sister, Gladys Hall of Virginia; four grandchildren, Holly Hammond, Todd Williams, Carol Mayhall, and Mary Almand; and four great-grandchildren, Taylor Hammond, Abbey Hammond, Shawn Owens, and Bryan Owens.



Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 3 at First United Methodist Church in Carrabelle with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.  Viewing will be held one hour prior to funeral.



Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Drawer C, Carrabelle, FL 32322 or Jan McCray Ministries, PO Box 47176, St. Petersburg, FL 33743.



Kelley Funeral Home, Apalachicola is handling all arrangements.