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Dalasini Braddock-Clark
D: 2018-07-17
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Braddock-Clark, Dalasini
Julia Durr
B: 1915-04-26
D: 2018-07-12
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Durr, Julia
Sheila Ferguson
B: 1940-02-03
D: 2018-07-09
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Ferguson, Sheila
Darren Snowden
B: 1960-12-16
D: 2018-07-09
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Snowden, Darren
Priscilla Young
B: 1951-04-18
D: 2018-07-08
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Young, Priscilla
Trini Holmes
B: 1947-03-11
D: 2018-07-05
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Holmes, Trini
Lydia Howard
B: 1957-04-10
D: 2018-07-04
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Howard, Lydia
Martha Williams
B: 1945-10-06
D: 2018-06-30
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Williams, Martha
MARY BURNETT
B: 1939-01-05
D: 2018-06-29
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BURNETT, MARY
JACQUELINE JAMERSON
B: 1956-12-27
D: 2018-06-23
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JAMERSON, JACQUELINE
ROSIE LEE
B: 1946-11-06
D: 2018-06-21
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LEE, ROSIE
Ella Pine
B: 1948-04-18
D: 2018-06-19
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Pine, Ella
Odie Mangram
B: 1930-07-11
D: 2018-06-15
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Mangram, Odie
Dana Davis
B: 1929-10-16
D: 2018-06-13
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Davis, Dana
Ronald Lewis
B: 1943-12-05
D: 2018-06-12
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Lewis, Ronald
Randolph, Jr. Jeffery
B: 1977-01-08
D: 2018-06-10
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Jeffery, Randolph, Jr.
CHERYL FOREMAN
B: 1961-11-04
D: 2018-06-06
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FOREMAN, CHERYL
VERA FORD
B: 1939-01-14
D: 2018-06-06
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FORD, VERA
James Davis
B: 1950-10-17
D: 2018-05-31
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Davis, James
Theodore Anderson
B: 1932-09-07
D: 2018-05-30
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Anderson, Theodore
The Honorable John Sandoz, Judge Los Angeles Superior Court
B: 1933-08-06
D: 2018-05-21
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Sandoz, Judge Los Angeles Superior Court, The Honorable John

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A Time Worth Remembering

There was a time when the local school, indeed the entire community was named after the neighborhood church; a time when a baseball diamond was the center of the community; when families owned the farms that fed them, when the village raised each child and the child respected the village.

It is a time worth remembering.

Arzella J. Valentine remembers again as she has written her second book, "Return to Mt. Olive." Through her poetry and storytelling, she painted portraits of her memories of growing up in the Deep South. Mt. Olive, a small, loving community with a biblical name lives in the hearts of many who once resided there.

Arzella published her first book, "Growing up in Mt. Olive," on her 75th birthday as a spiritual gift to her grandchildren. This second book, "Return to Mt. Olive," is a symbol of faith and perseverance written for her children.

Arzella J. Valentine was raised in Mt. Olive, 15 miles south of Warren Arkansas. She was born January 6, 1927 only months before her father passed away. She learned early that her mother, step-father, uncles, other family members and friends can form a community of love to stand in the gap left by a departed father. The outpouring of love she enjoyed began to express itself as poetry when she was eight years old, largely due to one dedicated teacher who instilled a love of writing. Love has flowed from Arzella's pen ever since.

While running Woods-Valentine Mortuary in Pasadena, California, with her husband and co-owner, Fred W. Valentine, Arzella rekindled her joy for writing by refining her craft for several years at U.C.L.A. At last, after nearly 50 years as an entrepreneur, mother, grandmother and civic servant, she kept a life-long promise to herself: to use her gift for language to express the love, joy, and peace she lived and loved while growing up in Mt. Olive.

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Both books represent a doorway to a departed era to remind us all of our rich roots, as well as the artistic legacy of her lifetime.

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