Leslie Young Pounds

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January 23, 1935 ~ January 6, 2012

Born in: Stone Mountain, GA
Resided in: Atlanta, GA

Leslie Y. Pounds of Atlanta, died on January 6, 2012. Born in Stone Mountain on January 23, 1935 to J. C. and Pauline Minor Pounds, he lived most of his life in Atlanta. Leslie graduated from Stone Mountain High School and the University of Georgia. He was an Eagle Scout and played the saxophone in the Redcoat Marching Band. He made his career in public safety, working for the Food and Drug Administration, the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. He was active in the Morningside Lenox Park Association and Atlanta Public Schools. Leslie was an active member of All Saints Episcopal Church for more than 30 years where he served on the Vestry, was Junior Warden, Verger, Eucharistic Minister, Lector, and Docent. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Beverly Davis Pounds, daughters, Jennifer Pounds and Tricia Ekholm, son-in-law, Chris Ekholm, grandson, George Leslie Ekholm, sister Mary Harper and extended family. The family will receive friends at Wages & Sons Funeral Home in Stone Mountain on Wednesday January 11, 2012 from 4 to 7 pm. A memorial service will be held at All Saints Episcopal Church in Atlanta on Thursday, January 12 at 11 am, interment to follow. In lieu of flowers and to honor Leslie's passion for the arts, the family requests that donations be sent to the All Saints Choir www.allsaintsatlanta.org, Atlanta Ballet www.atlantaballet.com, or Spivey Hall www.spiveyhall.org in memory of Leslie Y. Pounds.

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  1. I have been friends with the Pounds family since the 1970’s. Memory: I was included on a family beach vacation, and “Mr. Pounds” took us all out to dinner one evening. He and Beverly danced together. He danced with his daughters. Then he took my hand and he lead me for the first dance of my life “Real dancing”. I will never forget it. Oh, yeah, we had something else in common. His daughters’ loved to sleep in. He and I were the early risers in the family. My throat is tight while thinking about these memories. Tears come down my face. I love you all.

  2. My condolences to the entire family. Memories: Les smoking his pipes, eating dinner at the Pounds household, the best Pickles in the world, listening to Rolling Stones, Sit and Spin in Les’s studio/den, Les at All Saints with his signature ties and grin and Beverly with her infectious smile. My heart goes out to you all, and I’m deeply grateful, as are my brothers, for the time we have had with Les and the entire Pounds familly. Love, Daryl

  3. I have wonderful memories of many sleepovers at the Pounds’ home. Mr. Pounds was always so patient with a house full of girls. I have special memories of being included in the family’s trip to HIlton Head the summer before our senior year in high school. I will always remember Mr. Pounds taking us crabbing and then boiling the crabs and fixing them for our supper that evening. I am sad to hear of his passing, but thankful for the memories and for his beautiful family.

  4. I didn’t know Leslie, but I do know his daughter, Jennifer and how wonderful she is. I’m so sorry to hear of his passing. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

  5. We are so sad to hear that Les has left us. What a surprise when he was in great spirits and seemingly good health at Thanksgiving. We are appreciative of that last quality time. Always fascinating to talk to and we will miss him. Sending our love –

    Mark, Judy, Katie and Greg

  6. Beverly and family. So sorry to hear of Leslis’s passing. I always looked forward to your family coming to our reunion every year. I remember going to your wedding and the pranks Herbert and Jimmy pulled on you and Leslie. Leslie was always easy to talk to and loved his family. Hope to get with you later as I was not able to attend the services due to illness. Your cousin, Gloria

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