Age 92, born in Amherst, Virginia and a long time resident of Sewickley, passed away after a long illness on September 12, 2017. Mrs. Blair, the daughter of the late Robert and Mamie (Higginbotham) Ballard, was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Floyd W. (Pete) Blair. She is survived by her sister, Vernell (Fred) Smith; six children; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins; extended family; her much beloved church family; and her senior Bible study “road dogs,” Arlene Rucker, Mildred Nash, Naomi Gilchrist, Catherine Killins, Cassandra Liggett and Lois Rush. Mrs. Blair's family and many friends have already been so generous by bringing flowers for her to enjoy while she was living. In lieu of flowers, and in honor of her passing, please make a donation of any size to St. Jude Children's Cancer Research Hospital by visiting www.stjude.org/donate or by calling 1-800-805-5856. There will be no viewings. A memorial service will take place at Triumph Community Church on Mt. Nebo Road at 1 p.m. on Sunday, September 17, 2017. A private burial service will take place at Sewickley Cemetery on Monday, September 18, 2017 at 1 p.m. Arrangements by THE RICHARD D. COLE FUNERAL HOME, INC., SEWICKLEY, PA.
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PostedSeptember 15, 2017