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Rev James Robert Balch
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Birth: Dec. 22, 1885, USA
Death: Jan. 13, 1959
Seymour
Baylor County
Texas, USA

Rev. James Balch, 73, retired pastor of the First Baptist Church for 31 years died at his home.

Services were held at the First Baptist Church with Rev. W.R. Karkalits, pastor, Rev. John E. Lewis, former pastor and S.F. Martin, Wichita Falls District missionary officiating.

Survived by his wife; four sons - Dr. E.H. Balch, Judson Balch, L.F. Balch, J.B. Balch; two brothers - Ed and Fred Balch; five sisters - Mrs. Minnie Edwards, Mrs. W.R. Bradford, Mrs. Al Yarbrough, Mrs. Dewie Gardner; 18 grandchildren; two nieces - Mrs. Evans Holmes of Chile and Mrs. James Snyder - the two nieces were raised by Mr. and Mrs. Balch.
 
 
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 Parents:
  James Edwin Balch (1849 - 1933)
  Josephine Clementine Moore Balch (1861 - 1896)
 
 Spouses:
  Bertha Mae Balch (1886 - 1942)*
  Opal Quillin Balch (1903 - 1995)*
 
 Children:
  Robert Judson Balch (1916 - 1981)*
 
 Siblings:
  Winford W. Balch (1873 - ____)**
  Minnie M Balch Edwards (1876 - 1960)**
  Edd Balch (1881 - 1979)**
  James Robert Balch (1885 - 1959)
  L.T. Balch (1888 - 1888)*
  Jasper Fred Balch (1889 - 1972)*
  Chester Maggie Balch Bradford (1892 - 1959)*
  Joseph L Balch (1895 - 1895)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Riverview Cemetery
Seymour
Baylor County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: DakotaRiver
Record added: Jun 17, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 92078073
Rev James Robert Balch
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Decatur Baptist College, 1908, Baylor University 1910. 'Sic 'em!
- Florence
 Added: Jul. 4, 2014
Pastor of the Seymour First Baptist Church from 1919-1951. Lots of stories are repeated about his love for the lost and his common man.
-Anonymous
 Added: Aug. 14, 2012
 
 
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