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Pastor James Albert Stowe
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Obituary for Pastor James Albert Stowe

Pastor James Albert Stowe, 75, of Dry Fork, Va., passed from this life into the arms of Jesus on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. He was born February 19, 1943, in Danville, Va. to the late Effie Davis Stowe and the late Albert Clarence Stowe. Pastor Stowe is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Judy Hearp Stowe. He proudly served his country with the US Army. Pastor Stowe was raised in the Emmanuel Pentecostal Holiness Church, graduated from Holmes Bible College, and went on to pastor eight Pentecostal Holiness Churches. He also served one church as an associate pastor. Pastor Stowe attended Swansonville Pentecostal Holiness Church.

In addition to his wife, Judy, Pastor Stowe is survived by his daughter Joanna Stowe Handy of Thomasville, N.C.; his sons, James “Jim” Albert Stowe, II and wife, Cindy of Lincolnton, N.C., and Justin Aaron Stowe of Thomasville, N.C.; his twin sister, Janice Anne Stowe Johnson; his brother, Melvin Clarence Stowe and wife, Pam; his mother-in-law, Katherine Gunn Hearp; and his #1 granddaughter, Catherine “Cate” Louise Stowe.

In addition to his parents, Pastor Stowe was predeceased by his sister, Nadine Stowe Crumpton; and his brother, LaVerne Davis Stowe.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, February 23, 2018, at Norris Mt. Hermon Chapel, and at other times at the residence.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 24, 2018, at Swansonville Pentecostal Holiness Church with Rev. Michael Hearp, Rev. Darrell Greene, Rev. Michael Turner and Bishop Tommy McGhee officiating. Interment will be private.

The family respectfully suggests memorial donations be made to the Swansonville P.H. Church Building Fund, 16300 Mt. Cross Road, Dry Fork, VA 24549.

Norris Funeral Services, Inc. & Crematory, Mt. Hermon Chapel, 3995 Franklin Tpke., Danville, Va. is respectfully serving the Stowe family. Online condolences may be made at

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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Mount Hermon Chapel

3995 Franklin Turnpike
Danville, Virginia 24540





11:00 AM
Swansonville Pentecostal Holiness Church

16300 Mt. Cross Road
Dry Fork, VA 24549

Private Interment

Memorial Contribution

Swansonville Pentecostal Holiness Church

16300 Mt. Cross Road
Dry Fork, VA 24549
Building Fund

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