age 54, of Bessemer, AL, passed away on July 27, 2012. He was the son of T.D. and Mary Sue Pounders. He graduated from Oak Grove High School and was employed at U.S. Steel Oak Grove Mines until his illness became a long term battle. His loving parents cared for him until the Lord called him home. Survivors: parents, T.D. and Mary Sue Pounders; sisters, Priscilla Pounders Cagle (W.C.), Demetria Pounders Lacey (Tommy), Dominica Pounders Lane (Randy); nieces, Shana Lane Griffin (Mark), Amber Short Higdon (Cody), Crystal Cagle; nephew, Austin Dale Short; grandparents, Hazel and Thomas Jefferson Pounders, James C. and Emmie J. Everett. Funeral services will be held at Patterson-Forest Grove Funeral Home Monday, July 30, 2012 at 12:00 Noon with burial in Forest Grove Memorial Gardens. Rev. James Pilgram officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service time.