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Leon Gerald Ballance
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Birth: Jan. 7, 1917
Hyde County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jan. 29, 2003
Engelhard
Hyde County
North Carolina, USA

ENGELHARD - Leon Gerald BALLANCE, 86, of the Lake Landing Historical District, died Wednesday, January 29 at his home. Born in Hyde County on Jan. 7, 1917, he was the son of the late Octavious Coke and Mattie Cahoon Ballance. He served in the U.S. Army/Air Force during World War II and was stationed in Panama during a portion of his service and was a farmer prior to his retirement. Very active in community, civic and church service, he was a member of Watson's Chapel United Methodist Church where he had served in many offices, a certified lay speaker in the United Methodist Church, held various committee or board appointments in the following organizations: Farmers Home Administration, a member of the Engelhard Rotary Club since 1946, Albemarle Area Development Association, N.C. Delegation to National Rivers and Harbors Congress, Southern Albemarle Association, N.C. Pesticide Advisory Committee, Hyde County Historical & Genealogical Society, Museum of the Albemarle Board, Octagon House Restoration and served as a member of the Hyde County Board of Commissioners for 12 years. Surviving are his wife, Jean Woodley Ballance; a daughter, Sharon Ballance Loving and husband Chuck of Richmond, Va.; two brothers: Wesley Wise Ballance and Orville Wayne Ballance, both of Engelhard; and a granddaughter, Callie Loving. He was preceded in death by a son, Barry Laine Ballance in 1964. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Watson's Chapel United Methodist Church in the Nebraska community. Pastor Ken Davenport, the Rev. Wilbur Ormond and Pastor Valerie Ballance will officiate. Burial will follow in the family plot at Soule Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter on Thursday. 
 
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 Parents:
  Octavious Coke Ballance (1884 - 1977)
 
 Spouse:
  Augutsa Jean Woodley Ballance (1933 - 2005)
 
 Children:
  Barry Laine Ballance (1963 - 1964)*
 
 Siblings:
  Leon Gerald Ballance (1917 - 2003)
  Wesley Wise Ballance (1919 - 2008)*
  Orville Wayne Ballance (1922 - 2005)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Soule Cemetery
Swanquarter
Hyde County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Midgette-Trent
Record added: Dec 11, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 32116795
Leon Gerald Ballance
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