Obituaries

Elizabeth Mosley
B: 1949-10-29
D: 2017-11-12
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Mosley, Elizabeth
Birdie Crosby
D: 2017-11-10
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Crosby, Birdie
Rose Rodgers
B: 1950-11-08
D: 2017-10-31
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Rodgers, Rose
HOLLAND WILLIAMS
B: 1941-12-23
D: 2017-10-29
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WILLIAMS, HOLLAND
Laura Armstrong
B: 1926-05-12
D: 2017-10-26
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Armstrong, Laura
Beatrice Love
B: 1930-09-22
D: 2017-10-26
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Love, Beatrice
Jessie Wills
B: 1923-10-12
D: 2017-10-23
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Wills, Jessie
William Armstrong
B: 1925-04-05
D: 2017-10-23
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Armstrong, William
Jayne Greene
B: 1925-09-28
D: 2017-10-20
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Greene, Jayne
Virgil Washington
B: 1931-03-05
D: 2017-10-18
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Washington, Virgil
Ruth Houston
B: 1944-09-16
D: 2017-10-15
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Houston, Ruth
Claudia Radcliff
B: 1912-10-20
D: 2017-10-09
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Radcliff, Claudia
Charles Devine
B: 1923-05-04
D: 2017-10-09
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Devine, Charles
Donnie Shay
B: 1950-08-05
D: 2017-10-09
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Shay, Donnie
Louise Frazer
B: 1924-09-04
D: 2017-10-04
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Frazer, Louise
Balencia Motton
B: 1960-11-16
D: 2017-10-03
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Motton, Balencia
Elbert Nollie
B: 1930-03-29
D: 2017-10-02
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Nollie, Elbert
Gladys Jacques
B: 1931-12-04
D: 2017-09-30
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Jacques, Gladys
Arlethia Craig
B: 1929-08-01
D: 2017-09-23
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Craig, Arlethia
Richard Snowden
B: 1932-05-30
D: 2017-09-15
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Snowden, Richard
Atty. Robert Redford
B: 1932-08-20
D: 2017-09-06
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Redford, Atty. Robert

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Arzella J. Valentine, Vice-President/Co-Owner

Arzella J. Valentine, Vice-President and Co-Owner, is a Licensed Funeral Director and Life Insurance Agent.  She was born in Denver, Colorado and raised in Mount Olive, Arkansas.  She moved to Pasadena, California where she met and married Fred W. Valentine in 1949.  Together they purchased James Woods Mortuary from Fred's Aunt, Annie Mae Woods, and built the business we know today as Woods-Valentine Mortuary. Arzella earned an A.A. Degree from Pasadena City College and pursued her love for writing at U.C.L.A.  

She is an accomplished business woman who also is a published poet. She has written and self-published two books, "Growing Up In Mt. Olive" and "Return to Mt. Olive", both including beautiful poems and short stories about her upbringing in the rural south. She has served on numerous boards and as an active member of many organizations such as The Pasadena NAACP, The Pasadena Urban League, Jack and Jill of America, Pasadena Altadena Links, The Soroptimist club, and others.  She is a member of Friendship Baptist Church, where she served in many capacities throughout the years.  Arzella is a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, godmother, and friend to many.  

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