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Ann Love Balch

Published: 05/16/2013

Ann Love Balch, age 78, of Jefferson City, TN, passed away Mary 14, 2013, at Physicians Regional Medical Center in Knoxville.

She was a speech therapist with Newport Grammar School for many years and a member of First United Methodist Church in Jefferson City, numerous bridge clubs, literary clubs, DAR, Sans Souci, and Les Amies.

She enjoyed gardening, landscaping, and her flowers were admired by many.

She was preceded in death by her parents Alfred and Gertrude Love, husbands Dr. Robert McMahan and Charles D. Balch, brother Robert Love, and sisters Mary Jo Allen and Evelyn Starnes.

She is survived by her stepchildren Carolyn Berryhill and husband Doug of Jefferson City; Thad Balch and wife Nancy of Parrottsville; and Jane Burns and husband Paul of Knoxville; grandchildren Ellison Berryhill, Nathan Balch, Dewayne Daniel, Brandi England, Taylor Mayfield, and Paul Burns; great-grandchildren Kaley, Stephen, Keira, Mikaela, Tanner, and Sonora; nieces and nephews Beth Delp, Ed Allen, Julia Pasillas, Rob Love, Nancy Owens, Steven Starnes, and Sarah Dellinger; friend and landscaper Karol Hamilton.

A special "Thank you" to caregivers at Chandler House, Jefferson Memorial Hospital, and Physicians Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held at 6:00 p.m. Sunday, May 19, 2013, at First United Methodist Church of Jefferson City with Rev. Doug Wilder officiating. The receiving of friends will be from 4:00-6:00 p.m. prior to the services.

Family and friends will gather at 9:45 a.m. Monday morning, May 20, 2013, at Union Cemetery in Newport for a 10:00 a.m. graveside interment service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 2011 Branner Avenue, Jefferson City, TN 37760 or to The Pat Summitt Foundation, East Tennessee Foundation, 625 Market Street, Suite 1400, Knoxville, TN 37902.

Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home, Jefferson City

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