Clinton Ray Ponder, 90, of Magee died Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at Magee General Hospital in Magee. He was born Saturday, January 19, 1929.
Visitation was held on Friday, January 10, 2020, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Magee.
Funeral services were held Friday, January 10, 2020, at 11 a.m. at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Magee. Burial followed in Magee City Cemetery. Bro. Gary Roberts officiated with the assistance of Mr. Ponder’s two brothers, Paul Henry Ponder and Billy Roy Ponder. Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Magee was in charge of arrangements, (601) 849-5031.
Mr. Ponder was a member and deacon of Eastside Baptist Church. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother. He served our country in the United States Air Force. He spent most of his career in the wholesale and retail grocery business, as a salesman and manager.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dovie Delores Garner Ponder; parents, William Henry and Pheba Alna Bishop Ponder; two sisters, Cornelia Catherine Ponder Crosby Miley of Pearl and Willie Mae Ponder Cook Denton of Jackson.
Survivors include two sons, Max Ponder of Magee and Mark Ponder and wife Dolores, of Harrison, AR; three grandchildren, Brinson Ponder and wife Carrie, of Harrison, AR, Sara Case and husband Keith, of Harrison, AR, Nathan Ponder and wife Santana, of Harrison, AR; six great-grandchildren, Klara Rose Ponder of Harrison, AR, Kendrix Ponder of Harrison, AR, Kara Lee Ponder of Harrison, AR, Raylan Case of Harrison, AR, Lee Case of Harrison, AR, Demi Burris of Harrison, AR; two brothers, Billy Roy Ponder and wife Glenda of Brandon and Paul Henry Ponder and wife Martha of Madison; three sisters, Bobbie Jean Ponder Ware Tuggle of Pearl, Lerah Lula Ponder Busby of Mendenhall, and Alna Carolyn Ponder Brewer Neill of Utica, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Serving as pallbearers were family and friends.
Online guestbook may be signed at www.colonialchapelmageemendenhall.com