Mr. Walter Allie Ponder, Sr., 92, of Fayetteville, Georgia, formerly of East Point, died on July 8, 2011. Mr. Ponder proudly served East Point for 25 years, from 1963 – 1988. He served as City Councilman for 20 years and as Mayor for 8 years. He had also worked at Delta Airlines. He was a longtime member of Fayetteville Christian Church and the Lamplighters Sunday School Class. He was a 33 degree Mason and was a 50-year member of the East Point Masonic Lodge.
Mr. Ponder is preceded in death by his parents, Allie Ponder and Lucille King Ponder; first wife, Mary Frances Ponder; second wife, Haydee King Ponder; two brothers, Ralph and Leonard Ponder. He is survived by his wife, Martha C. Ponder; sons, Walter (Irene) Ponder, Jr. of Fayetteville and Philip O. (Carol) Ponder of Henry County; daughter, Roxanne (Mark) Rogers of Fayetteville; including five step-children and their families; grandchildren, Susan Bright of Fayetteville, Ashley (Andric) Getz of Senoia and Erin (Jim) Turney of Taylorsville, Illinois; five great-grandchildren; sister, Dorothy Mays of Griffin.
Funeral service held on July 11 at Fayetteville Christian Church with Dr. Dan Roberts, Andrew Higle and Dr. Daniel Overdorf officiating. Burial at Westminster, Peachtree City. Carl J. Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville in charge of arrangements.
Martha C. Ponder
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