Monday, December 1, 2014

Norma Leona (Burnside) Blair (November 24, 2014)

Norma Leona (Burnside) Blair, 91, of Greenville, went to be with her Lord and Savior on November 24, 2014. She was born on October 4, 1923, the 11th of 12 children in Montgomery County, Ohio to the late Martin William and Alma Yount (Smith) Burnside.

Norma was a great woman of God. She was a farmer's wife and a wonderful mother. She even made her children's clothes when they were young.

In addition to her parents, Norma is preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Blair; 8 sisters and 3 brothers.

Norma is survived by three sons, Danny and Linda Blair, Timothy and Vickie Blair and Jonathan Blair; a daughter, Pauline and Gary Miller; grandchildren, Tammy Smith, Shannon and Scott Clark, Benjamin Miller, Matthew Miller, Heather and Dustin Fourman, Amanda and Jason Brewer, Lauren and Dustin Bales and Kristen Blair; a brother-in-law, Gail Blair, and 15 great grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 10:00 AM at Grace Brethren Community Church, 3110 US Rt 35 East, West Alexandria, Ohio with the Rev. Eric Fee and Rev. Sorrell officiating. Family and Friends may visit on Friday, November 28, 2014 from 5-8 PM at Braund Pope Funeral Home in New Madison. The family request memorial contributions are donated to State of the Heart Hospice or Grace Brethren Community Church in West Alexandria with donations being accepted at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Bear Creek Hill Grove Cemetery in Dayton, Ohio.

The family is being served by Braund Pope Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at