Originally created 08/16/98

Mrs. Mary Ponder



Mrs. Mary Powell Ponder, 80, of Martinez, died Saturday, Aug. 15, 1998, at University Hospital.

The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Platt's Funeral Home, North Belair Road, with the Rev. Grover C. Lee officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Mrs. Ponder, a native of Augusta, was a member of Martinez Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, George V. Ponder, Martinez; a daughter, Lavada Melson, Conyers, Ga.; two brothers, Carlford Powell, Arizona, and Charlie Powell, Hephzibah; two sisters, Myrtle Reynolds, Grovetown, and Lillian Sharpe, Evans; and six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.