Billie Ann Ward Worthey Pounders, 81, passed away on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at her home. She was born in Pocahontas, AR on March 5, 1940 to Carlos and Emma Ora Jewel Warnell Ward. Prior to her retirement, she worked as a seamstress for a number of years and also did alteration. She loved gardening, sewing, reading, and she was an exceptional cook especially known for her cornbread. She enjoyed spending time with her family, and she was a member of Hamilton Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at Center Hill Baptist Church with Bro. Robert Moore officiating. Burial will follow in Center Hill Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by two sons, Patrick Sterling Worthey (Brenda) of Canton, TX and Mark Anthony Worthey (Rhonda) of McKinney, TX; two daughters, Annette Worthey of Hamilton and Dee Pounders Sellers (Lonnie Sellers) of Milton, FL; stepchildren, O’Neal Boyd Pounders, Jr of Shreveport, LA, Nancy Pounders Daily of San Antonio, TX, and Cathy Campbell of San Antonio; three sisters, Carlene Poindexter of Pocahontas, AR, Mary Pepper of N. Little Rock, AR, and Emma Gates of Cherry Valley, IL; grandchildren, J. Kyle Worthey, Nathan Chad Worthey, Tiffany Black Hamlin, Ashley Worthey Stuart, Derrick O’Neal Andrews, Heather Black Beckham, Josh Worthey, Shelbie Worthey, Elizabeth Worthey, Jessica Andrews, Stephanie Owens, and Torri Andrews; great grandchildren, Tristan Norris, Elisha Perrigin, Emma Worthey, Zoey Worthey, Cody Worthey, Jaxon Worthey, Jasper Worthey, Oliver Worthey, Kiarra Hamlin, Ellawyn Hamlin, Fleicitti Hamlin, Aurora Beckham, DeClan Beckham, Julianna Andrews, Phoenix Andrews, and Bristol Andrews; special friends, Cheryl Abernathy, Aretha Jordan, Jessica Andrews, Summer with Comfort Keepers and Nikki and Erica with BMH Hospice, and her cat, Charlie.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Ray Ward, Guy Ward, J.L. Ward, Thomas Ward, and Clowell Ingram; sisters, Grace Ward Roberts, Alma Ward Ross, Shirley Ward Phillips, and Pauline Ingram Hayes; her husbands, Clarence McClaren Worthey and O’Neal Boyd Pounders, Sr.; and grandchildren, Caden McClaren Worthey and Marcus Anthony Worthey.
Pallbearers will be Josh Worthey, Derrick Andrews, Kyle Worthey, Elisha Perrigin, Tristan Norris, and Lonnie Sellars. Honorary pallbearers will be Jeffrey Hamlin, Stephen Beckham, and Whitt Stuart.
Visitation will be on Friday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Clarence McClaren and Billie Ann Worthey Scholarship Fund at Mississippi State University or to Baptist Memorial Hospital Hospice.
Condolences may be shared with the family at tisdalelannmemorialfh.com.