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Linda Balentine (1-21-21) service 1-27-21

Linda Balentine, 70, of Savannah, died on Thursday, Jan. 21, in Savannah.
She was born in Hardin County, the daughter of the late Arch R. and Maggie Ward Deshazier. She was united in marriage to Joe Balentine, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Balentine held many jobs throughout her life, including working as a truck driver for East-West Motor Freight from 1988-2003 and Elam-ETC Trucking for three years, being a teacher’s aide for South Elementary School, selling insurance for Lendon Grisham, and selling real estate. She was of Pentecostal faith.
She is survived by her children, Jimmy Brewer of Nashville; Lisa Hawkins of Huntsville, Alabama; and Terry Tharp of Savannah; stepchildren, Rick Balentine, Glenda Smith, Sandra Gratze and Denise McMurray; sisters, Viola Holt, Betty Lewis, Joanna Rickman, Brenda Keele and Anita Scott, all of Savannah; brothers, Floyd Deshazier, Odie Deshazier, David Deshazier, Carmack Deshazier and Billy Deshazier; eight grandchildren; a great-grandchild; 18 step grandchildren; 10 step great-grandchildren; two nieces.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Lillie Smith; brothers, Buster Deshazier, L.V. Deshazier, Bobby Deshazier, Danny Deshazier, James Deshazier and Henry Deshazier; and stepdaughter, Peggy Jo Balentine.
Services were held on Wednesday, Jan. 27, at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Savannah with Danny Keymon officiating. Burial followed in Neill Cemetery at Savannah.