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Welcome to the memorial page for

Larry E. Ponder

December 1, 1938 ~ November 30, 2017 (age 78)


Larry Eugene Ponder, 78, passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at Regency Hospital in Florence.

A Memorial Mass will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at St. Mary Catholic Church, officiated by the Rev. JaVan Saxon.  Interment will follow at Hillside Memorial Park.

Born December 1, 1938 in St. Louis County, Missouri, he was the son of the late Hubert August and Emma Bertha Nitch Ponder. He attended Washington University in St. Louis and worked as a Quality Control Engineer for Marley Electrical in Bennettsville. He served as Treasurer for the Knights of Columbus and also helped with the Jaycees in St. Louis. Larry enjoyed woodworking and playing golf.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Margaret D. Ponder of the home; his daughters, Sherri (Harold) Cole of Spring Creek, NC and Chylene (Chris) Taylor of Laurel Hill; grandchildren, Landon Coyne, Ryan Coyne, Haley Powell, Chad Cole and Matthew Taylor; and sister, Jo-ann Davis of Laurinburg.

Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday, December 4, 2017 at McDougald Funeral Home and Crematorium.

For those desiring, memorials may be made to: Restoring Hope Center, P.O. Box 1497, Laurinburg, N.C. 28353 or Mission Health, 509 Biltmore Ave., Asheville, N.C. 28801.

McDougald Funeral Home and Crematorium is serving the family.

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 Service Information

December 4, 2017

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
McDougald Funeral Home & Crematorium
305 E. Church St.
Laurinburg, NC 28352

Memorial Mass
December 5, 2017

11:00 AM
St. Mary Catholic Church
800 S. Main St.
Laurinburg, NC 28352

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