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Helen Ruth Stancil Balchin


Helen Ruth Stancil Balchin, 82, of Greenville, widow of Raymond "Jack" Balchin, died Thursday, April 24, 2014.

Born in Elbert County, GA, she was the daughter of the late Susie Thornton and Willie Stancil.

Mrs. Balchin retired from JP Stevens-White Horse Plant and was a member of Washington Avenue Baptist Church for over 50 years.

Surviving is a daughter, Debra Helton of Powdersville.

Visitation will be held Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. at Washington Avenue Baptist Church with the funeral service following at 3:00 p.m. at the church. Burial will follow in Graceland West Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the , 301 University Ridge, Suite 5000, Greenville, SC 29601 or Washington Avenue Baptist Church, 200 Washington Avenue, Greenville, SC 29611.

The family wishes to thank Deborah, Angie, and the staff of Open Arms Hospice for their wonderful care. Also, many thanks to her personal caregivers, Louise Morton, Dee Jackson, and Willie Dorn, for their loving care shown Mom over the past few years.

Condolences may be made to the family by visiting

Published in The Greenville News on Apr. 27, 2014
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