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Thomas Richard Ponder, a resident of Greenville, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023, at the age of 70.

Graveside Services were held on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023 beginning at 11 a.m. at Ebenezer East Baptist Church Cemetery with Brother Tim Skipper officiating and Dunklin Funeral Home directing. The family received friends for visitation in the chapel of Dunklin Funeral Home from 10-10:45 a.m.

Thomas was preceded in death by his wife, Melody Diane Ponder; parents, Charlie Arnold Ponder and Georgia Clodine Newton Ponder; brother, Charlie Arnold Ponder, II; and brother-in-law, Sherrell Turner.

He is survived by his sister, Charlotte Turner; sister-in-law, Rebecca Ponder; along with numerous nieces, nephews and other extended family members.

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  1. Nick Autrey on December 12, 2023 at 11:16 am

    It is sad to see my friend Richie is gone home to Heaven. I loved Richie my entire life as he and I was in the first grade together in Ms Mack’s Class in West Point Mississippi and he was my BEST FRIEND. It was sad for me to learn we were moving at the end of school that year because I was leaving behind my best friend. You cannot imagine the joy and how I felt when I was sitting in Ms Jones second grade class when in walks Richie and his mother! Yes Richie, my BEST FRIEND had also moved to Greenville and he was going to be in my class another year! We would always talk about that as years rolled by and he has always has had a special place in my heart and will always be there. As I see my Grandchildren grow up I look at the special friends they have when they are in kindergarten, first and second grade and the warm memories of my BEST FRIEND Richie resonate with me to this day. May God Bless all of Richie’s family and Richie hold me a good spot for me, that I can join you someday!

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