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Mr. Marce Gene Pounders

Mr. Marce Gene Pounders

March 30, 2015

Mr. Marce Gene Pounders, 81, Spruce Pine, passed away Monday, March 30, 2015 at his residence.

He lived most all of his life in Franklin County and was a member of Mt. Hebron Baptist Church.  He was a retired Bi-vocational pastor serving at Mt. Hebron, Gravel Hill, South Haleyville and Spruce Pine Baptist Churches.  He also worked at US Reduction in various capacities for 30 years.

The family received friends on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at Pinkard Funeral Home Russellville.  Funeral service was Thursday, at the funeral home with Jerome Sherrill and Scott Delashaw officiating.  Burial followed in Franklin Memory Gardens.

Survivors include wife, Melba Pennington Pounders; children, Randy Pounders and wife, Lynda, Ricky Pounders and wife, Jayne; Michelle Coker and husband, Jon; sister, Louise Warhurst; brothers, Julion ‘Dude’, Burlon, and Troy Pounders; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by parents, Waymon and Pearl Pounders; brothers, O.V., Noah, Clyde, Donald, Coy ‘Hugh Don’, and infant, Lonnie; sisters, Gussie McCarley, Elsie Gibson, and Ruby McCarley.