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Mary Gwynne (Fewell) Blair


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Mary Gwynne (Fewell) Blair Obituary
GASTONIA- Mary Gwynne Fewell Blair of Gastonia, N.C, died peacefully on January 11, 2019 at the age of 103.
She was born on Nov.12, 1915, in Rock Hill, S.C, and was the youngest of four children of Edward and Mary Alice Dinkins Fewell. She attended Winthrop Training School and graduated from Winthrop College in 1936.
She married Dr. James Samuel Blair on Oct.25,1940 and moved to Gastonia where Dr. Blair began his practice of Obstetrics.
They were blessed with a happy, loving marriage of almost thirty years and four children. She was a devoted member of First ARP Church where in 1996, she was honored with a Life Membership award for her service to the Lord and her church.She was also a member of the Gaston Medical Auxiliary and a charter member of the Gastonia Debutante Club.
Mrs. Blair was a 30 + year breast cancer survivor. The family is so thankful to the staff at Covenant Village for their loving attention and care.
Mrs. Blair is survived by her 4 children: James S. Blair Jr.(Bonnie), W. Luther Blair (Susan), Edward F. Blair (Kathy), and Mary Gwynne Blair Cashatt (John). She is also survived by 7 grandchildren: Emily Gwynne B.Huckabee(Jimbo) James Samuel Blair III (Shannon), Dalton Gwyn B.Green (John), Brittany B. Brearley (Matt), James "Andy" Blair, Benjamin B.Cashatt, Gwynne Cashatt Wharton (John); and 12 great grandchildren: Boyce, Quin, and Sam Huckabee; Jay and Lenora Gwynne Blair, John Green IV, Marilyn and Hudson Brearley, Liza Gwynne, Jack, Drew, and Blair Wharton.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1:00 pm, Tuesday, January 15, at First ARP Church. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service in the Chapel. Burial will follow the service in Rock Hill, S.C. at Laurelwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to First ARP Church, 317 S Chester St., Gastonia, N.C 28052. McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia is serving the Blair family. To God be the glory for her testimony of faith, love, and service throughout her long life.
Published in Gaston Gazette on Jan. 13, 2019
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