March 5, 1941 - May 14, 2014
Big Stone Gap, VA Betty Stipe James, 73, passed away on Wednesday (May 14, 2014) at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, TN. She was born in Inman, VA on March 5, 1941, retired from Kroger's at Norton, VA as Head Deli Clerk in 1988; and owner of Betty's Catering, along with her husband. Betty was of Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Ronald L. James on Dec. 21, 2012; her parents, Herbert L. Stipe, Sr. and Flora (Collins) Stipe; three sisters, Frances Stipe, Phyllis Stipe Tomlinson and Lois Stipe Collier; and five brothers, Ernest Stipe, Eldridge Stipe, Carl Stipe, John Harry Stipe and James R. Stipe. Surviving are her son, Brian K. James and wife, Joyce of Kingsport, TN; grandchildren, Haley Brook, Blake, Nicole, Curtis, Tyler and Megan, all of Kingsport, TN; sisters, Avis Baker of Norton, VA, Joyce Anderson Sweeney of Vinton, VA, Nancy (Clyde) Vincer of Wise, VA; two brothers, M. Ray Stipe and wife, Beverly of Louisville, OH and Herbert Lee "Herbie" Stipe, Jr. of Big Stone Gap; sisters-in-law, Wilma James, Mag Stipe and Mary Ellen Stipe all of Big Stone Gap; brothers-in-law, John and Donetta James of Narrows, VA and Raleigh Tomlinson of Big Stone Gap; caregiver, Chassidy Perry of Derby, VA; best friends, Todd Harris and Nancy Belcher, both of Big Stone Gap; and N. E. and Margaret Burke of Exeter, VA; and several nieces, nephews and friends. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday at Holding Funeral Home (17 E. 3rd St., N.) in Big Stone Gap. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p. m. on Friday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Ronnie Mutter officiating. Committal services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will meet by 10:50 a.m. on Saturday at the cemetery. To view the obituary online and offer condolences, please visit www.holdingfuneralhome.com. Holding Funeral Home is serving the James' family.
Big Stone Gap, VA Betty Stipe James, 73, passed away on Wednesday (May 14, 2014) at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, TN. She was born in Inman, VA on March 5, 1941, retired from Kroger's at Norton, VA as Head Deli Clerk in 1988;... View Obituary & Service Information
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