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LOCATION: Big Stone Gap, Virginia
Betty A. 'Tootie' Back, 77, passed away on Saturday,
September 1, 2012, at Holston Valley Medical Center, in
Kingsport, Sullivan Co TN.
She was born May 12, 1935, in Stonega, VA, lived in many
places during her husband's military career, and had lived
in Big Stone Gap, VA, since 1972. She was a lifetime
member of the Col. C. H. Hagy, Chapter #45, D.A.V. in Big
Stone Gap. She was a Christian.
'Tootie,' as she was affectionately known, was preceded in
death by her husband, George C. Back; her son, Ben C.
Back; a granddaughter, Aubrey L. Back; her parents, Esley
and Vada (Poteet) Sizemore; her stepmother, Anna Mae
Sizemore; and several brothers and sisters.
Surviving her are her daughter, Janet Smith and husband
Jeff, of Big Stone Gap, VA; a granddaughter, Amanda Conner
and husband Anthony, of Grundy, VA; two 'adopted' grand-
sons, Brandon Watts, of Maryville, TN, and Jaime Watts, of
Richmond, VA; two great grandsons, Braxton Back and Espn
Evans, of Big Stone Gap, VA; two sisters, Shirley Watts
and Phyllis Gilly, both of Big Stone Gap, VA; one brother,
Arnold Sizemore, of Big Stone Gap, VA; and many nieces and
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.,
on Tuesday, September 4, 2012, at Holding Funeral Home
(17 E. 3rd St., N.) in Big Stone Gap.
The funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m., on
Tuesday, in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Tony
Committal graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., on
Wednesday, September 5, 2012, at Powell Valley Memorial
Gardens. The family and friends are asked to meet at the
cemetery by 10:50 a.m., on Wednesday.
To view the obituary and sign the online registry, please
Holding Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of
Mrs. Betty A. 'Tootie' Back.