LILLIE O. BLAIR
    Lillie O. Blair, 83, of Jeremiah, Kentucky, passed away at his residence on Monday, September 1, 2003,
after a long illness.  His loving family was in attendance at his bedside.

    Lillie was born on July 24, 1920, at Jeremiah, Kentucky.  He was the son of Ben F. and Belvie Watts Blair.  
On February 27, 1940, he married Hattie Caudill at Whitesburg, Kentucky.  They had five wonderful and devoted
children, Herman, Comman, Truman, Hester and Lester.

    Lillie was preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Belvie, and one sister, Loretta Adams.

    Lillie is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Hattie; his children and their spouses, Herman (Judy), Comman
(Martha Sue), Truman (Sharon), Hester (Ronnie), and Lester (June); his grandchildren and their spouses, Robin
Rutledge (Keith), Christy Donnellon (Rob), Shane Blair (Marty), Byron Back (Kristie), Ikey Back (Shirley), and
Shanda Williams (Timmy); and eleven great grandchildren.  Two sisters, Arizona Adams and Della Blair, two
brothers, Ben Blair Jr. and Lincoln Blair, and a host of nieces and nephews also survive him.

    On March 9, 1980, Lillie and Hattie joined the Blair Branch Old Regular Baptist Church and were baptized
together on April 6, 1980.  They were very dedicated servants of the Lord and loyal brothers and sisters in Christ.

    Lillie had many friends and he never hesitated to offer help whenever it was needed.  He was a jack-of-all-
trades; he could do anything from building and plumbing to electricity.  He was a coal miner, a truck driver and
service station manager.  After more than 20 years of service as a bus driver for the Letcher County Schools, he
retired.

    This family is saddened by the loss of one so precious, but we draw comfort from the knowledge that he is no
longer in pain and has a healthy new body in Heaven with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Our hope is to join
him someday in that beautiful Heavenly home.  All of Lillie’s loved ones and friends will receive solace in our faith
as we face our future with this void created by Lillie’s passing.

    We have lost a dear loved one, but Heaven has gained a Saint.

Written with love and devotion by his
Daughter-in-law, Sharon Rose Blair.
Lillie O. Blair