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Seaver-Brown Chapel
Thursday April 14th, 2022
11:00am - 1:00pm

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Seaver-Brown Chapel
Thursday April 14th, 2022
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Seaver-Brown Chapel
Thursday April 14th, 2022

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James "Jim" Mabe



James “Jim” Mabe passed away on April 10, 2022, at the age of  66, in Abingdon, Virginia. Jim left this world with his wife, daughters and brothers-in-law by his side, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born April 30, 1955, Jim was a graduate of Fort Chiswell High School, class of 1973. He worked in radio for over 30 years, but spent the majority of his career as the host of the More Music Morning Show on 93.9 FM94. He also played in many local bands, making a name for himself as a musician as a teenager.


He was preceded in death by his parents Eugene and Easter Mabe; sister Janie Mabe; and father and mother-in-law, WR and Evangeline Humphreys.


Jim is survived by his loving wife of 32 years Annette Mabe; daughters, Kaci Willis and husband, Jon of Beaufort, S.C., Stacey Burton and partner, Jesse Blevins of Roanoke, Va., Jenny Mabe of Roanoke, Va.; grandchildren Caleb, Jaden, Noah, Laine, Avery, Archer and Gunner; brother, Gerald Mabe and wife, Kathy; brothers-in-law, Troy Humphreys, and Curtis Humphreys and wife, Lisa; sister, Bonnie Lindamood; a niece and nephew; great-nephews, and the many listeners of his show, as well as his radio station family and the countless honorary children and grandchildren Jim and Annette welcomed into their home every day over the last 30 years, who meant a great deal to him.


The family will receive friends Thursday, April 14, 2022 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. and again from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel. Funeral services will begin at 7 p.m. with Pastor Mike Sage officiating. Burial will be private at Asbury Cemetery, Wythe County, Va.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Jim’s honor may be made to the SALGI Esophegeal Cancer Research Foundation at P.O. Box 1912, East Greenwich RI 02818 or www.salgi.org.  


To share memories of James "Jim" Mabe, please visit www.seaverbrown.com. Care for Jim’s family has been entrusted to Seaver-Brown Funeral Service & Crematory, 237 East Main Street, Marion, VA 24354.


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Make a donation to SALGI ESOPHAGEAL CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION in honor of James "Jim" Mabe


A candle was lit in memory of James Mabe

Gary White Apr 15 2022 11:41 AM

Jim always supported me musically and locally he was a great friend and person

Shawn Firestone Apr 15 2022 5:27 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James Mabe

Shawn Firestone Apr 15 2022 5:26 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James Mabe

BJ Wymer Apr 14 2022 5:09 PM

A candle was lit in memory of James Mabe

Shirley parks Apr 14 2022 5:07 PM

A life long friend. Jim was the best of the best.If he told you something you could put it in the bank. Rest In Peace my friend.

David Scott Apr 14 2022 3:44 PM

i know how much James will be missed. We were neighbors in Ft. Chiswell back in the 70's. James was a great person.

Rod & Ruthie Bernardson Apr 14 2022 2:14 PM

One of the voices of my childhood that I will cherish forever. Thank you for sharing him with us. Prayers for comfort for the family.

Amanda Apr 13 2022 10:35 PM

Many hearts were broken as they heard of Jim's home going.. He will be missed by so many..Annette may
God be near and dear as you go through this storm..

Mary Lou McGrady Apr 13 2022 5:40 PM

We will miss the Mabester's energetic Good Morning, his days of reminding us to mow our half of the yard, telling us to watch out for my little buddies on their way to school & telling us to bring our husbands in on bitter cold nights. We will treasure the memories always & miss him already. Many prayers for family & all his friends.

Margaret & Bobby Musser Apr 13 2022 10:59 AM

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