James Hammond “Ham” Pound

James Hammond “Ham” Pound started bowling at age 15.  He served in the Korean war from 1950 to 1954.  While in the service he reopened a bowling center to give the troops a place for recreation.  He returned to Cayce after his tour of duty and became a postman for 34 years.  When Park Triangle Lanes opened in Cayce,  Ham had the privilege of rolling the first ball in the center.  He became friends with Tommy Overby who was the mechanic for many years and they formed the Twilite League which is still bowling today.  At the age of 75, Ham rolled his first 300 game in the Moonlite League at AMF Columbia Lanes where he can be found on Thursday nights and he presently has a 184 average.  Married to the late Marilyn Medlin and has a son Jamey.  Congratulations to James on your induction into the South Carolina Hall of Fame under the Pioneer Achievement Category.

Obituary:

James H. Pound, Sr. CAYCE James H. Pound, Sr., 86, was born October 28, 1932 in Columbia, SC and passed away on Tuesday, October 15, 2019. He was the son of the late Fannie Hammond and Samuel Pound. Mr. Pound was an active member of State Street Baptist Church and loved his Sunday school class. He was also a former member of the Cayce City Council and a member of the SC Bowling Hall of Fame. He loved to travel and was an avid fisherman. Mr. Pound is survived by his son, James H. Pound, Jr.; grandchildren, Justin and Cayce Pound, and special friend, Louise Miller. He was predeceased by his wife, Marilyn Medlin Pound. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at State Street Baptist Church with interment to follow in Southland Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, West Columbia Chapel, is assisting the family with arrangements. www.caughmanharmanfuneralhome.net
Published in The State on Oct. 18, 2019

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