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Carolyn Doll Pontius, 91, died peacefully on September 15, 2013. She was born on March 18, 1922 in Poseyville, IN to Edwin and Lillian Doll. Mrs. Pontius was preceded in death by parents, her brother, Ed, and her husband, Dr. David H. Pontius, Jr. She moved to Memphis during World War II and became a member of Idlewild Presbyterian Church at that time.

Besides her church, Mrs. Pontius was a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Colonial Dames, the Women's Exchange and the Overton Park Garden Club.

Affectionately known as "GaGa" to her family and many friends, she leaves behind her daughter, Lucy Pontius Underwood (List) and her sons, David Pontius (Cecilia) and John Pontius (Trish) as well as seven grandchildren – List Underwood III, Andrew Underwood (Meredith), Caroline Underwood, Philip Pontius (Carey), Michael Truett (Tetiana), John Pontius, Jr. (Lynde) and David Pontius - and four great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 20, 2013 at Idlewild Presbyterian Church with a reception to follow in the T.K. Young Room. The family requests that in lieu of flowers any memorials be sent to Idlewild Presbyterian Church or Grace St. Luke's Episcopal School.

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