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James M Ponds

James M Ponds

12/7/1931 - 3/9/2012


Mr. James Melvin Ponds, 80, of Conway, departed this life March 9, 2012.  He was born in Morrilton, AR to the late James Ernest Ponds and Lucille Manuel  Ponds on December 7, 1931. He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Carl Ponds and Johnnie Ponds, and a sister, Geraldine Bond.
Mr. Ponds retired from the U.S. Air Force after 20 years of service. He was a member of Harrison & Willow Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife, Everlean Ponds of Conway, AR; Stepdaughter, Charlene Fields of Conway, AR; Three stepsons, Elvin Maltbia and Marcus Maltbia, both of Conway, AR and Martin D. Maltbia of Colorado Springs, CO; Three brothers, George (Mary) Ponds of Rockford, IL, Waymon (Cora) Ponds of Kansas City, KS and Ronnie (Gwen) Ponds of Springfield, MO; Four sisters, Shirley Stanford and Delores Ponds, both of Rockford, IL, Helen (Donnie) Holloway of Devalls Bluff, AR, and Addie M. (Perry) Brown of Morrilton, AR; Nine grandchildren and Eight great grandchildren.  
Funeral services will be 10 am Friday, March 16, 2012 at Harrison & Willow Church of Christ in Conway, AR. Visitation will be Thursday 3-5 pm at the funeral home. Interment 12:00 pm Friday at AR State Veteran's Cemetery in North Little Rock, AR.
Arrangements entrusted to Larry G. Acklin Funeral Home, Conway. "IN YOUR TIME OF NEED....WE CARE."


Nelda Ausler

Chula Vista
Monday, March 12, 2012

My heartfelt condolence to all.

James Thornton

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

I feel a very personal loss at the passing of my classmate and good friend. I know the family feel a greater loss and my heart goes out to them.

Elaine Wells-Vaughn

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

To the family of James Ponds, Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Remember that "Earth has no sorry that Heaven can not heal". The children of Homer Wells.

Margarette Ponds Banks and Family

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

We pray that God’s Spirit will move through all of your thoughts and memories so that the healing light of life shines in and through your lives. Although we cannot be with physically right now, we mourn with you. We are with you in spirit and in love. May God bless you and give you strength. Margarette,Lee and Leah Banks, John and Keith Lewis.

Danita Ponds Stanford

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Sending some love your way Aunt Everlean. I pray that God gives you extra strenght as you go through these next few days. I am so glad uncle Whimp found you to love. Be blessed

Herman Lasker & family

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Please know that you are very much in our thoughts and prayers at this time of sorrow.

Queenesther Harris

Family friend
Thursday, March 15, 2012

Thank you for your gift of laughter and fun. Queenette and I were blessed to have known you and the family. You have a special place in our hearts and prayers. Rest in Gods loving hands!!

terry fiddler

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Such a fine gentleman. Always enjoyed visiting with him.

Debra Campbell

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Uncle Whimp, you left a beautiful legacy of laughter and memories, you will truly be missed. Thanks for the life experiences you've taught your nieces and nephews. Thank you for all you have done for us. You will always have a special place in our hearts. I love you!!

Pat Jablonski

Rock Hill
Friend/Former co-worker
Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Dear Everlean, So very sorry for the loss of your husband. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.