CELINA Martha Jo Blair, 72, passed away Thursday, Jan. 18, 2007, in Celina.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, Allen.

She was born July 27, 1934 in Bridgeport, Oklahoma to Leo and Myra (Eiklor) Akins. Martha was a retired Secretary with the State of Texas.

She is survived by her children, Virginia Blair of McKinney, Frances Blair of Stephenville, Katherine Blair of McKinney, Jimmy Blair of The Colony, Johnny Blair of Olden, and Brenda Blair of McKinney; seven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

To convey condolences or to sign an online registry, please visit www.tjmfuneral.com.