Carrie "Gayle" Blair

July 19, 1950 - March 2, 2021

Carrie “Gaye” Blair, 70, of Utica, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at her residence with her family by her side. She was born on July 19, 1950 in Albany, KY to the late John Marvin and Laura Murray. Gaye was a member of the Willow Glen Church of Christ. She enjoyed playing horseshoes, pool, bingo and karaoke.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by siblings, John Murray Jr., Wanda Cross, Norma Wininger, Venita Curtis, Geneva Williams, Clifton Murray, and Virginia Murray.

Survivors include her husband of 45 years, Donnie Blair; son, Kristopher Lewis Daffron (Karen); daughter, Dana Michelle Pate (Chad); seven grandchildren, Zachary Weatherholt (Olivia), Josh Wilkison, Kaleb Henderson, Coleman Savage, Richard Daffron, Chase Pate and Keaton Pate; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Ann Winchester and Faye Conrad; and several nieces and nephews. Gaye was loved by several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

Services will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday at James H. Davis Funeral Home & Crematory and will be livestreamed at Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Sorgho. Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday and after 10 a.m. at the funeral home. The number of those attending the service or visitation shall be within the current health and safety directives. Family and friends shall wear personal protective masks.