Agnes Wright Ponds

Northport, Alabama

1924 - 2018


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Memorial Gunter Peel Funeral Home & Crematory Obituary

Mrs. Agnes Wright Ponds, age 93, died Thursday, October 11, 2018 at Glen Haven Health and Rehab in Northport, AL. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Memorial Gunter Peel Funeral Home & Crematory, 2nd Avenue North location. Visitation will be Monday, October 15, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Memorial Gunter Peel Funeral Home, 2nd Avenue North location and 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at Pine Grove United Methodist Church, Ethelsville, AL. Services will follow at 2:00 PM  with  Rev. Dale Clem , officiating.  Interment will be in the Pine Grove UMC cemetery.

The daughter of the late Milford and Lockey  Samford Wright, Mrs. Ponds was born December 30, 1924 in the Pine Grove Community, near Ethelsville, AL. She was the last surviving of seven Wright children. Mrs. Ponds was employed by the US Army Missile Command at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, AL,  as a clerk in the motion pictures division. She was a longtime member of Monte Sano United Methodist Church in Huntsville. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by three brothers, three sisters, her infant son Michael Derwood Ponds and her husband Charles Derwood “Charlie” Ponds.

Mrs. Ponds unconditionally loved the Monte Sano Mountain  community in Huntsville where she and Charles lived for 55 years. She also loved and cared dearly for her many close and extended family and friends. And Agnes made no doubt of her staunch support for the University of Alabama and all Crimson Tide sports.

She is survived by her son and daughter- in-law Ricky D. and Annette Ponds of Tuscaloosa, AL, her grandchildren KaiCee Ponds Richardson, M.D. (Seth) and Charles Zachary Ponds (Lena) and her great-granddaughter Eliza Ponds.

The pallbearers will be Loyd Wright, Larry Wright, Steve Wright, Zachary Ponds, Seth Richardson and Herbert Blakeney.

The family sincerely thanks those who cared for her in the past few years, including FirstLight Home Care in Franklin, TN; Brookdale Assisted Living in Northport, AL; Glen Haven Health and Rehab in Northport, AL and West Alabama Hospice in Tuscaloosa, AL

Memorials may be made to the Monte Sano United Methodist Church, 601 Monte Sano Blvd. SE, Huntsville, AL 35801 or the West Alabama Hospice, 3851 Loop Rd., Tuscaloosa, AL 35404. <iframe id="tukios_player_512x330" allowfullscreen="true" allowtransparency="true" allow="autoplay; fullscreen" frameborder="0" height="330" scrolling="no" src="" width="512"></iframe>


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Sorry for your loss. May Prayer comfort you. 1Thessalonians 5:17 "Pray Constantly '

I want to express my deepest sympath to you in connection with the death of your beloved relative .and friends May the God of all comfort be with you all to bring you some comfort .Psalms.29 : 11 ) with . Deep sympath ,

May the Lord bless your family.

Always enjoyed our lunches about once a month with Agnes, Mildred Parker and Margaret King. Also good to look out from the choir in church to see Agnes and Charlie on Sunday morning if they had returned from an Alabama game out-of-town.