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Sue Ponder McNeil


Sue Ponder McNeil, 87, of Hazlehurst, died Monday, October 22, 2007 at her home.
Services were held Thursday, Oct. 25,from Bethel Baptist Church with interment in Lakewood Memorial Park.  Stringer Family Funeral Services in Hazlehurst is handling arrangements.
Mrs. McNeil grew up in Terry where she attended school and was Salutatorian of her senior class at Terry High School.  She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and the Eastern Star, Radiant Chapter #120.
Mrs. McNeil was preceded in death by her first husband, James Harold Ponder, Sr., second husband, James Harold McNeil, and a grandson, Paul Henry “Sandy” Sandifer, Jr.
Survivors include: sons, James H. Ponder, Jr. of West Tanakni, TX and Stewart Ponder and wife Gail of Hazlehurst; daughters, Carolyn Finchum of Jackson and Beth Hattaway and husband Eugene of Kingston, TN; brother, Willie E. Godman and wife Maxine of Winnsboro, LA; sister, Carolyn Gartrell of Littlestown, Penn.; grandchildren, Brian, Clay, Jennifer, Karen, Ricky, Alathium, Benjamin, Jonathan, Chris and Matthew.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethel Volunteer Fire Department, 4092 Hwy 472, Hazlehurst, MS  39083; the Bethel Baptist Church to Refurbish the Fellowship Hall, c/0 Ruth Granger, 6060 Hwy 472, Hazlehurst, MS  39083; or to Hospice Ministries, Inc., P. O. Box 3490, Brookhaven, MS  39601.