Posts Tagged ‘Funeral Home Punta Gorda’

Tidewell Hospice Accepts Gift from 35th Annual Powder Puff Charity Golf Classic

Friday, March 7th, 2014

(Left to Right) Marlene Arthur, Powder Puff Board Member; Connie Gean, Powder Puff Board Member; Suzanne Barksdale, Tidewell Hospice Community Relations Representative; Shirley Cook, Powder Puff Board Member; Stacy Jones, Community Relations Director for Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Homes and Cremation Services; Denise Pope, Tidewell Chief Philantrophy Officer; Mark Faulkner, PGA Professional Port Charlotte Golf Club; Louise Alford, Powder Puff Board Member; Lois Bell, Powder Puff Board Member; Jerry Sandman, Powder Puff Board Member

The Powder Puff Charity Golf Classic committee recently presented a check for $8,064 to Tidewell Hospice Chief Philanthropy Officer Denise Pope. Each year, the group donates tournament proceeds to support programs and services for Tidewell’s patients and their loved ones.

Held annually at the Port Charlotte Golf Club, the Power Puff Charity Golf Classic began in 1976 and has grown to become the premier amateur ladies’ tournament in Southwest Florida. To learn more, visit


Art in Public Places

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Artwork by Kathleen PrzepadloWe hope you will join us for our Artist Open House on Thursday, March 20th from 5:00pm – 7:00pm. Kathleen Przepadlo is our featured artist for March and April at Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Punta Gorda. Kathy is a wonderful artist and is active with the Arts and Humanities Council where she is a site foordinator for Art in Public Places. Stop by for complimentary wine and refreshments while you enjoy Kathy’s beautiful artwork. for more information visit our events calendar.


We’ve Remodeled

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

We’ve renovated our Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte locations, making them warm and welcoming venues to host a unique farewell for your loved one. Whether you want a traditional service or a Celebration of Life complete with a champagne toast, we’ve got the facilities to accommodate your wishes. Stop by and see our new look.


Nominate Your Favorite Caregiver of the Month

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Remember…Nominate YOUR favorite Caregiver this month!!!

It’s FREE…it’s EASY…SHOW YOUR APPRECIATION TO YOUR FAVORITE CAREGIVER…At Kays-Ponger & Uselton, we have the deepest respect and appreciation for our community of caregivers. This may be a hospice professional, nurse, chaplain, social worker, CNA, healthcare administrative professional, volunteer, or any caregiving individual.
In an effort to recognize caregivers for their selfless devotion, we have created our “Caregiver Award”. Each month, we will honor a caregiver based upon a review of nominations of nominations. We will honor one remarkable caregiver each month with a $100 gift card and an award. At the end of the calendar year, we will recognize a “Caregiver of the Year” with an award and special recognition.
Please complete the form to nominate and recognize an important caregiver, so we can honor that person.


Veteran’s Appreciation Luncheon

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Kays-Ponger & Uselton Family of Funeral Homes and Cremation Services held an appreciation luncheon today to honor those employees who have served our nation.  We currently have 17 veterans working in our funeral homes and memorial park.  Thank you for your service.


Paw Perfect Picture Contest 3rd Place Winner

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Kathleen Savioli and Phoebes

 Congratulations to Kathleen Savioli and Phoebes - Our 3rd Place winner.  Phoebes is wearing the pet life jacket that was part of the third place prize set.


Back to School Shoe Drive

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Homes and Cremation Services urge the community to remember less-fortunate children as they head back to school this year. Often, back-to-school expenses can overwhelm the budgets of low-income families. Because shoes may be one of the more expensive items, families may not always be able to provide children with back-to-school footwear.

Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Homes and Cremation Services want to help by sponsoring the back-to-school shoe drive.

Please drop off new tennis shoes by July 24th to one of our locations, 635 East Marion Avenue Punta Gorda or 2405 Harbor Blvd Port Charlotte. For more information please visit or call 941-639-1133.


Shoes For Kids!!!

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011


Memorial Day 2011 at Gulf Pines Memorial Park

Monday, May 30th, 2011

We had a beautiful day for our Memorial Day Service.

Attendees saying the Pledge of Allegiance

Wreath Presentation

Wreath Presentation

Butterfly Release

Gun Salute

Posting of Colors

Posting of Colors



Memorial Dedication to Veterans from Charlotte County 2009

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

The photographs below are from a Memorial Dedication to those fallen Veterans from Charlotte County.  The monument was donated by Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Homes and Cremation Services.  It rests at the foot of the Flag at The Charlotte Harbor Event Center, Punta Gorda.