Melody Diane Parnell Ponder

Published 6:09 pm Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Melody Diane Parnell Ponder, 55, died at her home on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. The funeral service was held Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the chapel of Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home with Rev. Nathan Skipper officiating and Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home directing. Visitation was held on Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Dunklin and Daniels Funeral Home. Burial was held at Ebenezer East Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Ponder was preceded in death by her grandparents, Luther and Eddie Voy Branum and Grover and Mary Parnell. She is survived by her husband, Thomas R. Ponder; parents, Allen B. and Naomi Parnell; sisters, Donna “Neise” Williams (Russell) and Susan Nelson (Keith); sister-in-law, Charlotte Turner; brother-in-law, Arnold Ponder (Rebecca); nieces, Kristen Culver (Craig) and Shea Turner; nephews, Blake Corey, Rusty Williams and Koby Nelson, Tommy Turner (Christy), Tra Ponder(Crystal), and Russell Ponder; great-neices, McKenzie Turner, Sierra Turner and Elizabeth Ponder and great-nephews, Craig R. “Trey” Culver III, Carson Culver, Case Culver, Eric Ponder, Stephen Ponder and Joseph Ponder.

Pallbearers were Russell Williams, Koby Nelson, Blake Corey, Tra Ponder, Gabe Langford, Tommy Turner, Craig Culver and Rusty Williams.

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Mrs. Ponder was born on Dec. 10, 1961 and attended, as well as was a member of, Ebenezer East Baptist Church.

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