Majorie Mozelle Blair was born in 1915 in Cornelia, Georgia. The oldest of five children, she lived in Cornelia, Georgia until moving to Young Harris to attend Young Harris College. She graduated with a degree in education and began work as a fourth grade teacher.
In 1943 Ms. Blair moved to Atlanta to begin work as a secretary at Coca-Cola. Ms. Blair spent 37 years working for Coca-Cola, retiring in 1980. During her 37 year employment at Coca-Cola she saw many changes in the workplace, most notably how women were treated compared to men. She remembers being allowed to wear pants to work and when Coke began hiring females to work in traditionally male dominated positions. When she was not working, Ms. Blair enjoyed reading, and was the first base (wo)man for her local church softball team. While she does not have children, she has remains very close to her niece and five nephews.
Ms. Blair moved from Toco Hills to King’s Bridge Retirement Community when they opened in 1985. Ms. Blair is proud to be one of three remaining “original residents.” Ms. Blair says the key to living past 100 is to
“eat well, sleep well, and do a lot of exercise!”