Michael "Mike" Keith Ponder

Jacksonville - Graveside services for Mr. Michael "Mike" Keith Ponder, 56, will be Wednesday, October 16, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Williams Cemetery with the Rev. Bob McLeod and Rick Bragg officiating. Burial will be in Williams Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the First Baptist Church of Williams, this evening, from 6-8 p.m.. Mr. Ponder died on Sunday, October 13, 2013, at UAB in Birmingham. He is survived by his wife, Catherine "Eileen" Gowins Ponder of Jacksonville; his parents, Charles "Bunk" and Nancy Green Ponder of Jacksonville; his son, David Ponder; one sister, Deb Webb and her husband Richie of Oxford, Miss.; one brother, Donny Ponder and his wife Jane of Jacksonville; three nieces, Becki, Krystle and Kyra; four nephews, Brian, Matt, Kyle and Cody; three great-nieces; and two great-nephews. Pallbearers will be Matt Webb, Kyle Webb, Cody Ponder, Kevon Green, Terrell Gowins and Tim Gowins. Mr. Ponder was a member of the First Baptist Church of Williams. He was an avid member of the Harley Association at Mt. Cheaha and a lifetime member of the NRA. Mr. Ponder loved being outdoors and he enjoyed riding his motorcycle. He was also a member of the AMA and APSO. Mr. Ponder was a loving husband, father and son and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Online condolences may be sent to family at: www.klbrownfuneralhome.com.

Published in The Anniston Star on Oct. 15, 2013