- Norman's mother Ethel died when he was a very young boy, so he was raisedby his grandmother, Ethel's mother, Lela Hennessee. He was a great"brother" to Jessie Grizzle.
Murfreesboro, Tn. - The Daily News Journal
Jan 30, 2008, Age: 91
Henry Norman Blair
Henry Norman Blair, age 91, of the Short Mountain community died Jan. 30,2008. He was the son of the late Henry Doyle Blair and Mary Ethel Blair.He was preceded in death by his wife, Jimmie Melton Blair and his son,Gayle Blair.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at New Short Mountain MethodistChurch with Brother David Dial and Brother Maurice Moore officiating.Burial will follow at Gunter Grizzle Cemetery. Visitation will be todayfrom 5 to 8 p.m. at Woodbury Funeral Home and Saturday from noon untiltime of services at the church.
He is survived by his sons, Billy R. (Sue) Blair of Murfreesboro andNolan Douglas (Jackie) Blair of Woodbury; grandchildren, Melissa BlairWright, Joel, John, Evelyn and Susan Maureen Blair; and great-grandsonsMatthew Blair Reed and Grant Douglas Blair.
Mr. Blair was a charter member of the New Short Mountain Methodist Churchand a U.S. Army veteran, having served in World War II. He was a retiredteacher, principal and Superintendent of Cannon County Schools.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the New Short MountainMethodist Church.
Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311. www.