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Mary Ellen Seely Pounders August 7, 1928 - February 9, 2020

Tisdale-Lann Memorial

Mary Ellen Seely Pounders, 91 years old of Hamilton, died February 9, 2020, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo, MS. She was born August 7, 1928, to Hughie and Kathleen Smith Seely. She married James Pounders January 26, 1946. She managed Top Dollar Store and Elmores in Aberdeen. Ms. Pounders was an active member of Sulphur Springs Primitive Church in the Bartahatchie Community.

She is survived by a daughter Sandra Gill (Bobby) and a son Gerald Pounders (Nova) all of Hamilton; five grandchildren Jimmy Springfield of the Bartahatchie Community, Dale Springfield of Jackson, TN, Kevin Springfield of Gates, TN, Samantha Autrey and Doug Pounders of Hamilton, MS; eleven great grandchildren Bailey Springfield, Thad Springfield, Cody, Connor, Allie, Abbi and Annie Springfield, Roxie Waltmon, Ashley Waltmon, Brian Sellers, and Eric Sellers; and one brother Hughie Seely (Nancy) of Hamilton. She was preceded in death by her husband James Pounders, baby James Therald Pounders and her parents.

Aberdeen, MS Bartahatchie, MS Hamilton, MS

  • Visitation will be Wednesday, February 12, 2020, from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. and Thursday Morning from 9:00 A.M. until service time at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home.
  • Services will be Thursday, February 13, 2020, at 10:00 A.M. at Tisdale Lann Memorial Funeral Home
  • Elder Joe Nettles will be officiating.
  • Burial will be in Center Hill Cemetery. 
  • Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
  • Pallbearers will be Jimmy, Dale, Kevin and Thad Springfield, Bill Autrey and Steve Ward.
  • Honorary Pallbearer will be Doug Pounders.


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    Lonnie oliver says

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family

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    Rebecca Lucas says

    Sandra and Gerald, so sorry to hear the death of your mom. Words can’t take the pain of loosing your mom. I still miss my mom. Hugs to you both.

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    Forrest Logan says

    Mary Ellen was a good neighbor and friend. Sandra and Gerald, I will be thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. Forrest.

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    Forrest Logan says

    and also her brother H.R. who is one of my best friends ever.

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