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Betty Jane Young

• Jun 22, 2019 at 1:29 PM

BIG STONE GAP, VA -Betty Jane Young, 88, passed away on Friday, June 21, 2019, at her home, surrounded by her family.

She was a lifelong resident of Big Stone Gap, Va., was the co-owner of the former Appalachia Independent newspaper, and had worked at Lonesome Pine Hospital for over 25 years. Mrs. Young loved to crochet and was an avid animal lover. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Young; her parents, Harry C. Wallace, Sr. and Gertrude (Jones) Wallace; and two brothers, Harry C. Wallace, Jr. and James Elmo Bentley.

Surviving are her two daughters, Jacqueline McGee and Margaret “Susie” Bell (David), both of Princeton, WV; one son, Sonny Young (Marilyn) of Big Stone Gap; three grandchildren, Chris Young (Genia), Kellie Blackwell, and Melissa Forbes; six great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to Hospice and Palliative Care of Virginia in Norton, Va. for their compassionate care of Mrs. Young. The family suggests that donations in Mrs. Young’s name be made to the Wise County Animal Rescue Coalition, P. O. Box 863, Wise, Va. 24293 and Hospice and Palliative Care of Virginia, P. O. Box 349, Norton, Va. 24279.

Services will be private. To view the obituary online and offer condolences, please visit www.gilliamfuneralhome.com . Gilliam Funeral Home and Crematory is honored to serve Mrs. Young’s family.