Services for Mary Elsie Ponder, 72, of Tyler are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, in Lloyd James Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Dudley Plaisance Jr. officiating.
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Burial is in Meador Cemetery under direction of Lloyd James Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
Mrs. Ponder passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, in Tyler.
She was born Feb. 21, 1941, in Rusk to the late Jack and Julia Barnette Pierson Harris. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Leo Ponder; brothers, Clifford and Howard Harris; son, Jerry Glen Ponder; and daughter, Shirley Ann Ponder.
She is survived by daughter, Julia Owens and husband Norman, of Tyler; daughter, Marilyn Salzar and husband Tommy, of Houston; grandchildren, Dawn McLain, Fawn Kerr, Michael Owens, Kevin Salzar; Cassey Salzar, Craig Salzar, Kyle Salzar and Mary Pierce; and great-grandchildren.
Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on Oct. 10, 2013