Katherine Blair

Hamilton County

Katherine Faye Smith Blair, 83, of Chattanooga, died on Friday, April 5, 2013. She was the daughter of the late J.O. and Rachel Overby Smith. Katherine was a Teacher's Aide at Highland Park Elementary. She was a member of the East Ridge Christian Church, the D.A.V. and the Eastern Star. Katherine loved spending time with her family and loved gardening. Katherine was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, George W. Blair; son, Bobby Lee Blair; two sister and two brothers.Survivors include her daughter, Donna Blair, of Chattanooga; son, George W. (Eugenia) Blair, Jr.; two grandchildren, Samantha Kaj Blair, of Chile and George W. (Mary) Blair, of Texas; three sisters, Carolyn (David) McNutt, Chattanooga, Virginia (Jim) McEwan and Irene (Pete) Peterson, of Florida; two brothers, Richard (Janie) Smith, of Rome, Ga. and Harold E. Smith of Maryland; many nieces and nephews.A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, in the Chattanooga National Cemetery with the Rev. Billy Dean officiating.God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be. So He put His arms around you and whispered "Come with me." With tearful eyes we watched you suffer and saw you fade away. Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best. Mama, you showed us how to love and we will continue to do this to your legacy.Visit www.heritagefh.com to share words of comfort to the family.There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Road.

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