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Gwendolyn 'Gwen' Baxley Ponsell

June 14, 1929 — March 4, 2017

Gwendolyn Baxley Ponsell , 87, of Hortense, Georgia passed away Saturday (March 4, 2017) at Hospice of Golden Isles in Brunswick, GA. following an extended illness.

Born on June 14, 1929 in Baxley, GA., her parents were Ernest Mitchell Baxley and Jennie Beecher Baxley. She was also preceded in death by her husband Thomas Julian Ponsell and her brother Jackie Baxley.

Survivors include her children, Michelle Ponsell Fox of Nahunta, GA. and Tommy Ponsell (Audrey) of Axson, GA. A special “son” Joey Dykes of Nahunta. Two brothers, Ronnie Baxley (Sissy) of Hortense, GA. and Gerald Baxley of Nahunta, GA. One sister, Cheryl Buie (Kermit) of Mt. Pleasant, GA. Five grandchildren, Tia Janeen Johnson (Matthew) of Flowery Branch, GA., Ashton Fox of Hortense, GA., T.J. Ponsell of Blackshear, Ashlee Ellis (Keagan) of Ambrose, GA., and Michael Brown of Valdosta, GA. Several nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

Visitation will be held Sunday evening (March 5, 2017) from 6PM to 9PM at Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.

A Funeral Service will be held Monday morning (March 6, 2017) at 11AM at Frye Funeral Home with Rev. Tim Rowell and Knot Culpepper officiating.

Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Hutcheson, Terry Steedley, Clayton Johnson, Tony Rowell, Dean Buie , and Wyatt Blount.

Honorary Pallbearers are The Golden Oldies Singing Group.

Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, 136 Satilla Ave. Nahunta GA 31553

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