Dianne Craig James, age 67, of 134 Hicks Road, Sugar Grove, passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at Watauga Medical Center.

Dianne was born in Boone, NC on October 6th, 1951 to the late Lank and Carmalee Craig. She worked in the Registrar’s office at Appalachian State University for 10 years before a 32-year career with the US Postal Service as an Office in Charge, at numerous locations, and as Post Master of the Vilas office from 2002-2015. Dianne dedicated her life to her family, her church, and her community. She had a passion for helping others. She was always ready to give, and never ask anything in return. She was a member of Proffit’s Grove Baptist Church where her presence as a pastor’s wife, Sunday School teacher, and Organist, amongst other service, will be greatly missed. She was also an active member of the W.M.U., organizer of the annual Red Cross Blood Drive, wedding director, and for a few years – a cake decorator. Dianne also enjoyed many crafts and was talented at counted canvas, needle point, cross stitch, quilting, classic doll making, and more. She was a friend to all and touched many lives. She was a devoted wife and mother and might have said her favorite role in life was as “Grammy” to two grandchildren she cherished with all her heart.

She is survived by her husband, Reverend Delmar James of the home, two sons, Timothy James and wife Kim and David James and girlfriend Jessica Martin, one granddaughter, Kathryn James and one grandson, Matthew James all of Boone, three sisters, Kathy Townsend and husband Herbert, Betty Moretz and husband Jerry all of Boone and Lynn Rutter and husband Paul of Blowing Rock, and one aunt, Ruby Tipton of Blowing Rock. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services for Dianne Craig James will be conducted Friday, May 10, 2019 at 2:00 o'clock at Proffit's Grove Baptist Church. Reverend Mike Townsend and Reverend Harold Bennett will officiate. Interment will follow in Proffit's Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 until 2:00, at the church, prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Proffit's Grove Baptist Church W.M.U., care of Ellouise Bryan, 1149 Ball Branch Road, Boone, North Carolina 28607 or Proffit's Grove Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, care of, Juanita Miller, 260 Elk Knob Drive, Boone, North Carolina 28607.

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