DEXTER - Thelma Armada Valentine, 89, died Oct. 29, 2006, at Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter.
Born Feb. 15, 1917, in Holcomb, to the late W.E. and Virgie Mounce Vails, she had lived in the Bernie and Dexter areas most of her life, where she was a homemaker. She was of the Pentecostal belief.
On April 29, 1939, she married Raymond Valentine, who preceded her in death on Nov. 26, 1994.
One brother, Harley Vails; and two sisters, Maxine Lester and Joyce Arnold, also preceded her in death.
Survivors include: four brothers, Roy Vails of Oxford, Miss., George Vails of Puxico, Charles Vails of Dexter and Franklin Vails of Campbell; four sisters, Eula Owens of Bernie, Edith Gregory of Dexter, Lola Thomas of Stuartdraft, Va. and Nadine Donalson of Machesney Park, Ill.
Visitation is from 9 a.m. until time of services at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter. The Rev. Roger Wooten of Dexter will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Bernie Cemetery.