Mary Jane Blair
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Willa Spragg; her husband of 68 years, Brad; sister, Helen; and brother, Robert. She is survived by her daughter, Tanya Blair Deblitz (Karl) of Bluffton, S.C.; son, W. Bradley Blair II (Marianne) of Johns Island, S.C.; seven grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; four nephews; and one niece.
She graduated from Fairmont West High School in Fairmont, W.Va. where she was affectionately known by her classmates and fellow cheerleaders as "Twiggy." She furthered her education with a degree from Bowling Green College of Commerce.
After living in many memorable locations during their employment years, including Fairmont, W.Va., Arlington, Va., Mt. Prospect, Ill., Lloyd Harbor, N.Y., Winston Salem, N.C. and New Canaan, Conn., Mary Jane and Brad fulfilled a lifelong dream of twenty years of summers spent in the N.C. mountains (Hound Ears Club) and winters in Florida (Punta Gorda Isles) where they created great memories with lifelong friends pursuing their love of golf and boating.
Mary Jane's many passions extended to the dance floor where she will be fondly remembered not only for her beauty and grace but equally for her smile and sparkling blue eyes. She had numerous talents and interests. Among them, she was a gifted seamstress, had a knack for entertaining, whether it be a pot-luck dinner, barbecue or a lavish sit-down dinner. She also enjoyed couples bridge, camping and sailing with her family. Most importantly, Mary Jane was a loving mother, wife, grandmother and great-grandmother and her family is truly blessed by her unwavering love for them.
All who knew you and love you will miss you dearly,
Your loving family.
A private memorial service was held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 22, 2014, at Sauls Funeral Home in Bluffton, S.C.
Memorials in Mary Jane's honor may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America at alzfn.org or to the local hospice chapter, Tidewater Hospice Foundation, 10 Buckingham Plantation Drive, Suite A, Bluffton, SC 29910. 843-757-9388.