Margaret Elizabeth Smith Blair, age 78, of Caledonia, MS, passed away November 21, 2020, at Baptist Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be Monday, November 23, 2020, at 2:00 PM at Memorial Gunter Peel Chapel 903 College St. location with John Longmire officiating. The interment will immediately follow at Memorial Gardens of Columbus. Visitation will be from 1:00 PM until the time of the service. Mrs. Blair was born October 18, 1942, in Brooksville, MS, to the late Grover Cleveland and Sudie Mae Menees Smith. She was a graduate of Brooksville High School. Mrs. Blair retired from Seminole/American Trouser Manufacturing after 47 years of employment and was a member of Caledonia United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant sister and sister, Martha Smith Cooper. Since retirement, she enjoyed going to dinner a couple times a month with her dinner club which consisted of several friends from high school. On Friday nights she always said for some reason the stove never worked. She loved spending time with her family and making sure she played some hand and foot and/ or scrabble with her kids before they would leave. She loved to do puzzles, playing candy crush and other games on her computer. One of her favorite things was cooking her grandbabies’ favorite meals like stuffed bell peppers, red meatballs, congealed salad with extra grapes and their mini pancakes, when they would stay the night with her. Survivors include her husband of 54 years, William T. Blair of Caledonia, MS; sons, David Blair and his wife Misty of Mantachie, MS and Wesley Blair of Caledonia, MS; daughter, Amy Blair Crews and her husband Vince of Wiggins, MS; brother, Grover Cleveland Smith, Jr. and his wife Nancy of Tyler, TX; and grandchildren, Abagale McMahan and her husband Cody and Greyson Blair, both of Mantachie, MS. She also leaves behind a number of nieces and nephews also great-nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105-9959. So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Appeared in The Commercial Dispatch on November 24, 2020
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