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Julia Balthis succumbs at 89



Julia Belcher Balthis, 89, died July 27 at her home in Pound, Va.

A daughter of the late Robert “Bob” and Mary Bentley Belcher, she was the widow of Edgar Allen Balthis and the mother of the late Patsy Yvonne Balthis, Sandra Lois Balthis and Gordon Michael Balthis. She was a sister of the late Rachel Balthis, Polly Carter, Jane Vanover, Eliza Mullins, Lourene Vanover, Alec Belcher and Martin Belcher, and 14 stepchildren.

She was a member of the Pound Church of Christ.

Funeral services were held July 29 in Pound, Va. Burial was in the Vanover Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Betty McFarland and Shelia Kay Seaver and husband Gary, all of Pound, Va.; seven sons, Bobby Balthis and wife Ida, Cromona, Harold Balthis and wife Rose, Bean Station, Tenn., Fred Balthis and wife Rita, Lewis Balthis and wife Mildred, and Johnny Balthis and wife Katrina, all of Wise, Va., Herny Balthis, Pound, Va., and Gary Balthis, Davenport, Fla.; a brother, Luther Belcher, Pound, Va.; 19 grandchildren, 27 greatgrandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren; and a number of stepgrandchildren and stepgreat grandchildren.



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