Sylvia Blair Huddleston, age 98, passed away at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at the Parkview Nursing and Rehab.
Sylvia was born September 6, 1914, daughter of Sugg and Irene McElrath Blair. She married Jake Huddleston in 1935. They were married over 52 years.
They had three children: Ricky (Debbie) Huddleston of Kevil, Ky., Melva June Fortson Koerner of West Paducah and Rodney Huddleston, who preceded her in death in 2009. She has five granddaughters: Kennetha Davis, Deena Bass, Brandi Harless, Kelli Culver and Crystal Anderson; seven great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren and loved each one with all her heart. She also had one very special sister, Mary Griffin of Paducah; one brother, Sam Blair of Paducah; a very special friend, Rhonda Wyatt of Metropolis, Ill.; several nieces, nephews and friends and she loved them all.
Besides her husband, son and parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Goldie Burnett, Lillian Alexander and Christene Pullen; one brother, Paul Blair; and a son-in-law, James Kenneth Fortson.
Sylvia was a member of the Full Gospel Tabernacle of Paducah for over 50 years.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, July 14, 2013, at 4 p.m. at the Keeling Family Funeral Home with the Rev. Roger Whetstone officiating. A private burial will take place Monday, July 15, 2013, at the Maplelawn Park Cemetery.
Friends may visit at the funeral home Sunday from 2 p.m. until the funeral hour.
Online messages may be left at www.keelingfamilyfuneralhome.com.