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Clara Mae Blair, 87
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Clara Mae Blair, 87, of McMinnville died Monday, Aug. 6, at River Park Hospital after an extended illness.
She was born in Lewisburg on Oct.  12, 1924, the daughter of the late Virgie (Burrow) and Arthur Gipson. She was a member of St. Catherine Catholic Church in McMinnville, was a homemaker and worked as a sales clerk.
She was preceded in death by parents, Arthur and Virgie (Burrow) Gipson; and one brother, J.B. Gipson.
She is survived by her husband, Troy M. Blair of McMinnville; son, Danny Troy, and wife Carly Blair, of Vienna, Va.; several nieces, nephews and cousins; two grandchildren, Evin and Connor Blair.
Family will receive friends at Gardens Of Memory Funeral Home today from 8 to 11 a.m., the time of the graveside service at the Bethlehem Cemetery in McMinnville. Danny Barnes will officiate.
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Gardens of Memory Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Southern Standard
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Aug. 10, 2012