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Virginia Ruth (Prater) Blair, 75

Mrs. Virginia Ruth (Prater) Blair, 75, of McMinnville died Jan. 8.
She was born in McMinnville on June 15, 1937. She was preceded in death by her father, James C. Prater; daughter, Sarah Jane Miller, and only a few days ago by a son, Jerry Stephen Blair.
She is survived by her mother, Mary Jane (Ferrell) Prater of McMinnville; son, Bobby Carlton Blair of Land Between The Lakes; brother and sister-in-law, Melvin and June Prater of McMinnville; sisters, Pauline Neal of McMinnville and Wilma Ware of Rock Island; grandson, Jeremy and Stephanie Miller, and great-grandchildren, Allie and Keaton Miller of McMinnville.
Mrs. Blair was a good Christian lady who loved the Lord. She was a sempstress with clothing manufacturers in years past. Making white oak baskets was a favorite pastime. She enjoyed cooking for her family. She was a loving mother, daughter and sister.
Mrs. Blair’s request was to donate her body to science to help others. There are no public services planned at this time. Condolences may be sent on the guestbook page of www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the charity of your choice by contacting Smith Funeral Home at (615) 563-5337.
Southern Standard
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Jan. 11, 2013


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