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Margaret Harvell Balchin

April 11, 1927 — November 28, 2022

Margaret Harvell Balchin

Margaret Harvell Balchin, 95, of Ninety Six, widow of Robert “Bud” P. Balchin, passed away Monday, November 28, 2022 at Wesley Commons.

Born in Elberton, GA, she was a daughter of the late James Denver Harvell and Lois Rebecca Tyner Harvell. In her later years she enjoyed word find books, adult coloring books, and embroidering. Most of all Margaret loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren who affectionately knew her as “Granny”. She was a member of Sandridge Baptist Church.

She is survived by her son, Mike Balchin and his wife, Brenda; a sister, Babara Jean Harp grandchildren, Jamie Balchin and Stevie Balchin; great grandchildren, Courtney Balchin, Tori Balchin, and Zoey Balchin; and great great grandchildren, Nevaeh Grayce Norman and Lamarcus Kyng Norman.

In addition to her husband, Robert “Bud” she was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Linda Diane and three brothers: James, Dupree, and Bill.

Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday at the Harley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Chuck Sprouse officiating. Burial will follow at King Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jay Brooks, Steve Balchin, Dale Proctor, Dean Butler, Robert Turner, and Chris Willians.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be to Connie Maxwell Children’s Ministries, 810 Maxwell Avenue, Greenwood, SC 29646 (

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Harley Funeral Home of Greenwood is in charge of arrangements. Announcement courtesy of Berry Funeral Home.

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