Cover photo for Ethel Marie (Gibson)  Ponder's Obituary
Ethel Marie (Gibson)  Ponder Profile Photo
1926 Ethel 2021

Ethel Marie (Gibson) Ponder

August 17, 1926 — February 4, 2021

Little Rock

Ethel M. Gibson Proctor Ponder went to be with her Heavenly Father on February 4, 2021.

She was born in Center Point, Arkansas on August 17, 1926 to Harmon and Susie Gibson. She met and married her first husband, Eugene Albert Proctor, on January 2, 1942 and he preceded her in death on October 1, 1971. Following his death, she worked as a medical assistant and respiratory therapy technician. She married Coy Pope Ponder on September 27, 1986 and they enjoyed many years of traveling, eventually settling in south Texas for a few months each year. Coy preceded her in death on October 11, 2012.

She was living at Presbyterian Village in Little Rock before her death and is survived by her two children, Barbara James (David) of White Hall; Saundra Holaway (Randall) of Dixon, IL, and 3 stepsons, Danny Ponder (Nell) of Mountain Home, AR, David Ponder (Debbie) of Nashville, AR, and Tim Ponder (Carla) of Jonesboro, AR. She leaves many grandchildren, including great and great-great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 6, 2021 in Restland Memorial Park under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home in Nashville.

You may send an online sympathy message at

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Ethel Marie (Gibson) Ponder, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Graveside Service

Saturday, February 6, 2021

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 0

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree