Lucinda Smith Blair passed away from this life on March 31, 2003 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Norton, Virginia. She
was born in Knott County, Kentucky on March 26, 1911, being 92 years and five days of age at the time of her
Lucinda was the daughter of the late Richard and Maggie Smith. She married Rankin Blair in October of
1925, a loving union for 61 years until the time of dad’s passing in September, 1986. Lucinda and Rankin’s
marriage was blessed with several children, two of whom preceded her in death, Elva Crocker and a son,
Herbert. Surviving children include one daughter, Josephine Breeding of Isom, and four sons, Dennis, Ivan, and
Danny of Jeremiah, Kentucky, and Chester of Middletown, Ohio. Also surviving are 22 grandchildren, 30 great
grandchildren, and 7 great great grandchildren.
Mom lived a rich full life, enjoying relatively good health prior to her death. Even at the age of 91 she enjoyed
housekeeping, quilting, and visiting with her many family members. She was a member of the Blair Branch Old
Regular Baptist Church and was able to attend church until the time of her passing. She will be sadly missed by
her family and friends.
|Though time can change so many things,
We know one thing is true...
Time can never change the love
That’s in our hearts for you.
When the real world seems too big
And life gets overwhelming
We think about you and how you always loved us...
And somehow, that still makes us feel safe and secure
And we know we can handle
Whatever comes our way.
Written by Lucinda’s loving family