JOHNSTON – Funeral Services for Mrs. Victoria Crim Ponder, age 103, will be held Sunday, May 20, 2012 at Johnston First Baptist Church at 3 o’clock with burial to follow in Mt of Olives Cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2-3 pm. Bland Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Mrs. Ponder, widow of the late Finley Bertran Ponder, died May 17, 2012 at TMHR of Edgefield. A native of Johnston, she was born October 2, 1908 and was a daughter of the late James Hampton and Carrie Alma Hart Crim. Victoria lived in Johnston most of her life and was a graduate of Johnston High School. She retired from Milliken after twenty-four years. She held several roles with the Eastern Star of Edgefield Chapter 236 and was a dedicated member of Johnston First Baptist Church where her grandparents had been charter members. During her years at First Baptist, she was a member of the Gleaners’ Sunday School Class and the Johnston-Holston Circle where there were many fond memories. Victoria enjoyed her family, gardening, knitting her dish cloths and the Rook Club where she had many friends.
Survivors include a daughter: Anne Ponder Rauton, Clemson; son: James (Jim) and wife, Dianne, Lexington; grandchildren: Bobby Rauton (Leisa), Six Mile; Victoria Allen (Dave), Simpsonville; Dee Dee Corley (Scott), Lexington; Dana Smith, West Columbia; Charity Epting (Oren) Lexington; thirteen great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren and four nieces and three nephews. She was preceded in death by one sister: Elizabeth Crim Whatley and two brothers: Jessie James and William Carson Crim and nephew: Earl Crim.
The family would like to express their sincere thanks to Dr. Hugh Morgan, other medical staff and the TMHR staff for the special attention shown to her.
Memorials may be made to Johnston First Baptist Church, 700 Church Street, Johnston, SC 29832. Please sign guestbook and send condolences to family atwww.blandfh.com.