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About Us

Who we are

Celebrating life since 1941

As a proud member of the Big Stone Gap community since 1941, we're honored to help families celebrate their loved ones. We pledge to ensure that every funeral and memorial service is deeply personal, fostering healing and remembrance.

Holding Funeral Home returns to Lee County:Holding Funeral Home has a rich history of serving families in Southwest Virginia dating back to 1941. In an attempt to offer service in the ever-changing industry of mortuary services, it was decided that Holding's traditions and values once again should return to Lee County, Virginia. The decision was made to establish a facility in Rose Hill, the first of multiple locations. Our facility is located at 6066 Dr. Thomas Walker Road in downtown Rose Hill. Our staff is available to assist with all your funeral needs
What we stand for

Our promise

Today, tomorrow, and forever, our commitment to you stays the same.


Every life is unique, and we promise to honor and respect each journey, crafting ceremonies that reflect each individual.


Navigating grief can be overwhelming; we stand by you, providing direction and solace every step of the way.


Beyond a service, we're committed to helping families create lasting tributes that transcend generations.

Our story

Holding Funeral Home, Big Stone Gap,  is honored to have served the citizens of Big Stone Gap, Duffield, Appalachia, East Stone Gap, Lee County,  and surrounding communities with compassion and dignity since 1941. For more than 80 years, Holding Funeral Home has served as the areas most prestigious funeral, cremation and memorial service providers. With unprecedented attention to detail and the utmost respect to our families, we provide the highest level of service and care, continuing the tradition instilled by William I. Holding in 1941. Holding Funeral Home helps families in the local communities say farewell to loved ones in the most dignified way. We offer the finest options available to design a personalized and memorable service for you or your loved one. 

We are a third generation family-owned funeral home ready to assist you at your time of need. Our staff has over 100 years of combined experience in funeral service. Our facility gives you a sense of home. While keeping with traditional values, we provide elevators for handicap accessible facilities.  We are the largest facility in our area and have ample space for your family and friends.   


Legacies Honored


Years in Business


Moments Remembered

Our Locations

A place of healing

We welcome you to explore the Holding Funeral Home facilities, and invite you to discover a comforting and peaceful place to honor your loved one.

We're here for you

We exist to serve the unique needs of every family

Seamless Arrangements

We'll help you with everything you need with a simple step-by-step process for all of your funeral, cremation and cemetery plans.

Unique Funerals and Tributes

Every individual is unique. Which is why we offer fully customizable memorial services designed just for your family.

Around the Clock Support

We're here to answer any questions and help in any way we can – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.


Hear from the families we've served

“Awesome people so good to you in your time of need.”

Author: Sandy Lawson Flanary rated with 5 stars

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Associations & Awards

Honoring excellence

We’re honored to be recognized for our dedication to excellence and genuine care. Explore the esteemed associations we're a part of, and the awards that celebrate our commitment to the communities we serve.

Our Awards

Holding is honored as one of the Best Places to Work in 2023.

Plan Ahead

Plan for the future, today

Pre-planning lets your loved ones focus on honoring life instead of hashing out details. Learn the choices you can make now, so a future funeral becomes more of a celebration than a burden.