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Mr. Clifford Ponder, 76, of Macon, Georgia departed this life on Sunday, April 11, 2021. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. on the Meadows Funeral Home lawn. Meadows Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Clifford “Popeye” Ponder was born on October 3, 1944 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Ponder, who preceded him in death many years ago.

Clifford confessed his life to Jesus Christ at an early age. He was a member of Glory Hope Baptist Church in Macon, Georgia. He received his education from the Public School System in Dougherty County, Albany, Georgia. Clifford had a great love of sports. His love of sports began during his Middle and High School years. After graduation from High School he received a Degree in Transportation “Trucking” in Atlanta, Georgia.

He leaves to cherish his memories; a very loving and devoted wife Melody J. Ponder; one daughter, Tiffany (Chanez) Graham of Fort Valley, Georgia. One son, Tryee Ponder of Columbia, South Carolina. Three sisters, one brother Frank Ponder of Albany, Georgia and two brothers-in-law. He also leaves two nephews; James Dry and Jackie Williams from Miami, Florida and two very religious and spiritual advisors; John Jones and Cee Jones of Jacksonville, Florida and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

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  • Sunday, April 11, 2021
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Meadows Funeral Home
  • Thursday, April 15, 2021
    Prayers and Deepest Condolences to the Family of Our Dear Classmate.
    ~ Carolyn Watkins Marsh   RANCHO MIRAGE, CA
  • Friday, April 16, 2021
    Pray and deepest sympathy to the family in this time of sorrow.
    ~ Lillie Clark Crawford   Albany, GA
  • Monday, April 26, 2021
    I wish I knew just what to say to make things better. sometime words just aren't enough. I am sorry to here you are hurting, life can be so hard sometime. may you be comforted by the many warm thoughts of those who care. Praying for you
    ~ Bettye Daniels Roberts   Hephzibah, GA
  • Wednesday, April 14, 2021
    Rest In Peace my brother. Condolences to the family
    ~ Vera Terrell   Albany, GA
  • Saturday, May 15, 2021
    To the family of Mr. Clifford Ponder, I am so sorry to hear that your loved one has passed. You have my deepest sympathy and condolences. May you find comfort and peace from God's word the Bible, it contains information that can help us in our times of pain and sorrow. For example at John 5:28,29, it says that there will be a resurrection of our dear loved ones and we will be able to see them again alive right here on this earth and they will be in good health in both body and mind. I played basketball with "Popeye" in the ninth grade at Carver Jr. High. Along with, L. Anderson,Frog,Eugene Barber and Bull Time,Shine and John I. Davis. If I can remember all these people you know God can and will remember "Popeye". May you continue to find comfort from God's word. for more information see the website www org or contact me at P. O. Box 367, McComb, Ms. 39649
    ~ James Prather,Jr.   McComb, MS
  • Wednesday, April 14, 2021
    Love and deepest sympathies to my family.
    ~ Eva Graham   Albany, GA
  • Wednesday, April 14, 2021
    May the love of God surround the family during this time of sorrow.
    ~ Velma Rich Smith   Albany, GA
  • Wednesday, April 14, 2021
    May the love of God surround the family during this time of sorrow.
    ~ Velma Rich Smith   Albany, GA