Maurice Garner ìBuddyî Almany, Jr., 69, of Pisgah Forest passed away Sunday, March 22, 2015 at the Charles George VA Medical Center after a period of declining health. A native of Buncombe County, he lived in Transylvania County most of his life. Buddy was a son of the late Maurice and Marie Lytle Almany, and the late Georgia T. Almany. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Jean ìTogyî Walker. He proudly served with the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.
Survivors include his loving wife Jayne B. Almany; two sons, Maurice G. ìGarneyî Almany, III, and his wife Tina of Brevard, Walter Dwayne Almany and his girlfriend, Maria of Etowah; two grandchildren Lauren E. Almany, Maurice G. ìGarrettî Almany; a precious great-granddaughter, Brooklynn Marie Almany; brothers and sisters, Elaine A. Seymore and her husband Don, George Anne Jones and husband Mark, William M. Williams and his wife Deb, Mauri A. Ashe and her husband Marvin, Bryan T. Almany; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be at 2:00 pm Friday in the Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Ron Nelson will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Military graveside rites will be conducted by Hubert M. Smith American Legion Post #77, Hedrick-Rhodes VFW Post #5206, DAV Chapter #14, and the Marine Corps Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 pm prior to the service in the chapel.
Memorials may be made to Tender Loving Canines Assistance Dogs, Inc. (TLCAD), P.O. Box 1244, Solana Beach, CA 92075.