Date of Birth:

Saturday, February 4th, 1939

Date of Death:

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Funeral Home:

Logan Funeral Home and Chapel
357 Dalton Street
P.O. Box 485
Ellijay, Georgia, UNITED STATES


Age 74, of the New Hope Community, Ellijay, Georgia, passed Wednesday evening, March 6th, 2013, at her residence. She was a member of the Mount Pisgah Baptist Church. Born Febuary 4, 1939, to her late parents Alvin and Edna Belle Wood Tuggle, in Dahlonega, Lumpkin County, Georgia. Frances is survived by her husband of fifty years, Robert E. Ponder, of the home in Ellijay, Ga.; daughter Debra Ponder Griffin of Ellijay, Georgia; sons and daughter-in-law; John and Teresa Hughes of Eaton, Georgia, Ronnie Edward Hughes of Ellijay, Ga., and Robert Ponder, Jr. of Ellijay, Ga.; grandchildren Bridgett Ledford, Damon Hughes, Rollin Griffin, Emiley Griffin, Jessie Ponder, and Feleena Hughes; six great grandchildren; sisters Geraldine Tuggle Dorimeny of Dawsonville, Ga. and Gail Tuggle Whitworth of Talking Rock, Ga. Funeral Services were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 9th, from the Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, with Rev. Scott Watkins and Rev. Wallace Parks officiating, interment followed in the Mount Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were Damon Hughes, Robert Ponder, Jr., Stanley Carney, John Hughes, Bobby Raper, and Randy Ponder. Donations may be made to Frances Ponder Memorial Fund, Post Office Box 485, Ellijay, Georgia 30540. You may always send the families of Logan Funeral Home and Chapel a condolence at

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