Mrs. Clara Blair of 607 Carolina Street McCormick, South Carolina, passed away peacefully at her home on February 8, 2020.
She was born in McCormick County on May 3, 1924 to the late Whitfield Cunningham and Rosalee Seigler Cunningham. She was educated in Edgefield County Schools. In 1941 she was joined in Holy matrimony to Charlie C. Blair and from this union six children were born. In 1942 they moved to Washington, DC where she began working in retail and caring for her family. She was a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church serving as a Deaconess for over 30 years. Later she joined Cedar Spring Baptist Church serving as a Deaconess for over 27 years. She was preceded in death by her husband Deacon Charlie C. Blair, six brothers, Robert Lee Cunningham, William Cunningham, Walter Cunningham, Whitfield Cunningham, Her twin brother Clarence Cunningham and James Cunningham; two sisters, Eva Blackwell and Janie Ryan.
For many years she worked in retail in Washington, DC. She took great pride in her children, grandchildren, clothes and her flowers. Mrs. Clara was a fashionista! She is known for her stylish church hats, and beautiful clothing. She had a green thumb with flowers. She could bring a flower back to life with no problem. Her entire life revolved around her children and her grandchildren, to the point where she developed her very own song “Grandma Loves her Children”, and the grandchildren would reply, “The Children Love Grandma.” During the course of her life, she began to answer the telephone by simply singing, “This Morning When I Rose”.
She leaves to cherish her memories two sons, Charlie Blair, Jr of McCormick, SC and Deacon Clarence (Cheryl) Blair, of Washington, DC; four daughters, Pearl B. Aiken of McCormick, SC, Eva (William, III) Jenkins and Gail (Roger) Leonard of Bowie, MD, and Joan Blair of Atlanta, GA; one sister, Hattie Lu Murcier of McCormick, SC; ten grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends to mourn her passing.
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