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Franklin L. Ponder, 74, Casey Co., KY (1940-2015)

He was a native of Franklin County, IN and was a resident of Casey County, KY, at the time of his death. He was the son of the late Alfred & Mary Morgan Ponder. He leaves 11 direct living descendants spanning three generations. He was the owner /operator of a tree trimming business. He loved animals, and lists among his survivors, in the custom of so many today, his dog, Rattler
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Franklin L. Ponder passed away Sunday, June 14, 2015 at his home in Casey County, KY. He was 74.

Cremation rites were honored by McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville Street, Liberty, KY. No services will be held at this time.

Franklin L. Ponder, 74, Casey Co., KY (1940-2015)

Born August 25, 1940 in Brookville, Franklin County, IN, he was the son of the late Alfred & Mary Morgan Ponder. He died Sunday, June 14, 2015, at his home in Casey County, KY, at the age of 74 years, nine months, and 20 days. He was the owner /operator of a tree trimming business. He loved animals.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Shelly Jean Ponder; and two sisters, Wanda Joyce Ponder and Sarah Ponder.

Survivors include:
  • A son: Franklin Ponder, Jr. of Troy Grove, IL

  • Three daughters: Mona Suggs of Mendota, IL; Barbara Anthony of Troy Grove, IL; and Amanda Eames of Compton, IL

  • Six grandchildren

  • A great-grandchild

  • Four brothers: Jimmy, Robbie, Eddie, and Paul Ponder

  • Five sisters: Thelma Shirey, Bonnie Smither, Pauline Durham, Margaret Black and Francis Davis

  • His companion: Francis Bolen

  • And his dog: Rattler
Send condolences to the family of Franklin L. Ponder

In lieu of flowers, donation may be given to Lake Cumberland Hospice or the charity of one's choice.

Arrangements entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville Street, Liberty, KY.

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