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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

John C. Blair, 81, of Hodgenville, and formerly of Duke Center, PA

HODGENVILLE, Ky. - John C. Blair, 81, of Hodgenville, and formerly of Duke Center, Pa., passed away Saturday (Feb. 4, 2012).

Born Nov. 18, 1930, in Bradford, Pa., he graduated from Otto High School, Duke Center, in 1949. He was well-known in the area, living here for more than 30 years.

He served six years in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was employed in the Civil Service at Fort Knox for many years until his retirement, as well as servicing and installing hospital imaging machines in that area.

Surviving are three sons, Joey Blair of Macy, N.Y., Jeffery (Trudy) Blair of Smethport, Pa., and Keith Randall (Liz) Blair of Elizabethtown; a stepson, Larry (Pat) Hornback of Pendleton; a stepdaughter, Judy Thompson of Akron, Ohio; a brother, Earl Blair of Spring, Texas; three sisters, Edna Dubetsky of Rixford, Pa., Sally Haas of Bradford and MaryLou Babb of Limestone, N.Y.; many nieces, nephews and grandchildren; and longtime companions, Helen Fields and Karen Redman, both of Hodgenville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Mary Bourne Blair; his wife, Marie Sweet Blair; two daughters, Cynthia and Tonia Blair; and three stepchildren, Bonnie Hogue, Mary Hightower and Wayne Hornback.

A memorial service was held Feb. 8 at the Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home in Hodgenville. Burial was in Valley Creek Cemetery, Elizabethtown.

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