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“To Chrissy, Blair, and Ann, I had the pleasure of meeting Margaret for the first time a few months ago, and it was clear how full of life she was....Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Doug Whitehorn - West Hartford, CT

“To Ann, Blair, Chrissy and family- Thank you so much for your email letting me know about the service for your Mother/Grandmother. It was so nice to...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Ann Shaw - Blue Point, NY

“We offer our most sincere condolences for the loss of your dear mother/grandmother. We will keep you all in our prayers. Fondly, Sean and Bonnie...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Sean & Bonnie Driscoll - TN

“Dearest Ann,Blair & Chrissy: I wish I could be there with you. Please accept our heartfelt sympathies and sincere hope that your mom/grandma is...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Tammy Kuhl - Levittown,NY, NY

“It was an honor to have met such wonderful woman and caring grandmother. I send my deepest condolences to all of her family and friends. ”
5 of 5 | Posted by: Christopher Vita - New York, NY

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BLAIR, MARGARET PROCTOR - age 89 of Knoxville, peacefully passed away on September 20, 2011 surrounded by her loving and supportive family. Born in 1921 in Carrollton, Alabama, Margaret earned a reputation for being studious and ambitious while working to pay her way through the University of Alabama, before moving to Knoxville where she was employed by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). While in Knoxville during WWII, Margaret met a soldier on leave, Herman Blair, who would become her loving and devoted husband for over 50 years- though she always swore she would never marry a soldier. Margaret and Herman produced 2 children, David of Knoxville, and Ann of New York, who brought them the joy of grandchildren with the arrivals of Janet and Michael, and Blair and Christin, respectively. Friends and family will forever cherish memories of an active woman who loved to travel, garden, cook, and above all, care for her children and grandchildren for whom she was an ever-present source of love and prideful encouragement. A special thanks for the help, support, and love of daughter-in-law, Lynne, and grandson-in-law, John. The family would like to extend their gratitude to all of the friends, caregivers, doctors, and nurses who added quality to her life in recent years. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that memorial gifts be made to the PEO Sisterhood, Chapter J, 12428 Boyd Station Road, Knoxville, TN 37934, the Thompson Cancer Survival Center, or her beloved church, First United Methodist. Friends and family are invited to come and celebrate Margaret's long and fulfilling life Sunday, September 25, 2011 from 4-6PM at Highland Memorial Park Funeral Home, 5315 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919, and to attend a service in her honor at First United Methodist, 3316 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919, on Monday, September 26, 2011 at 10AM, before she is laid in serene rest with her husband Herman at East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery.

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