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202 Stockton Street
HIGHTSTOWN, NJ 08520
Phone: 609-448-3456
Fax: 609-448-3477
James Babcock

James W Babcock

Thursday, January 5th, 1922 - Wednesday, July 31st, 2019
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James W, Babcock, 97, died Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at Capital Health Medical Center in Hopewell. Born in Patterson, James was a resident of Hightstown most of his life.

Mr. Babcock was retired from McGraw Hill Publishing in East Windsor where he worked as a line supervisor. James was an 85 year member of the First United Methodist Church of Hightstown where he was choir director for over 50 years. He also held many positions within the church including, trustee, secretary, administrative board member, worship chairman and most recently sexton, which he retired from after 16 years of service. For many years James served as choir director/organist for New Egypt Methodist Church. He was a member of the Civil Defense in the area during World War II and was a member of the Odd Fellow Lodge #59.

He was predeceased in 2001 by his wife Thelma Morton Babcock. James is survived by his two daughters, Kathleen (Dennis) Rhodes of Ocean View, DE; Christine (Earl) Groendyke of East Windsor; four grandchildren, Alexander Rhodes, Rebecca Thomas, Gretchen Tait and Lisa Foley and seven great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 11am at the First United Methodist Church of Hightstown, 187 Stockton Street, Hightstown, NJ 08520. Interment will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hightstown. Calling hours will be held Sunday, August 4, 2019 from 3pm to 6pm at the Barlow & Zimmer Funeral Home, 202 Stockton Street, Hightstown, NJ 08520, and Monday from 10am until the time of the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations in James’s name may be made to the Organ Fund at the First United Methodist Church of Hightstown, PO Box 137, Hightstown, NJ 08520.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, August 4th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    When
    Sunday, August 4th, 2019 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Location
    Barlow & Zimmer Funeral Home
    Address
    202 Stockton Street
    HIGHTSTOWN, NJ 08520
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  • Visitation

    Friday, July 5th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Friday, July 5th, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    First United Methodist Church of Hightstown
    Address
    187 Stockton Street
    HIGHTSTOWN, NJ 08520
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  • Service

    Monday, August 5th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Monday, August 5th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    First United Methodist Church of Hightstown
    Address
    187 Stockton Street
    HIGHTSTOWN, NJ 08520
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  • Interment

    Location
    Cedar Hill Cemetery
    Address
    385 Mercer Street
    HIGHTSTOWN, NJ 08520
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