Deborah War­ren Valen­tine

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Deborah War­ren Valen­tine, 64, passed away at her home on June 13, 2018, af­ter a coura­geous bat­tle with cancer. Fu­neral ser­vices will be held on Fri­day, June 15, at 3:00 PM at Starkville First United Methodist Church with a pri­vate burial on Satur­day, June 16, at 10:30 AM at Tuscaloosa Me­mo­rial Park. Vis­i­ta­tion will be held on Fri­day, June 15, prior to the ser­vice from 1-3 PM at First United Methodist Church. The Rev­erend Keith Pugh will of­fi­ci­ate at the ser­vice.

She was pre­ceded in death by her hus­band, Wil­liam Rush Valen­tine, Jr., and her fa­ther, Charles War­ren. Sur­vivors in­clude one son, Wil­liam Rush Valen­tine III and his fi­ancée Kris­ten Pittman of Mi­ra­mar Beach, FL; one daugh­ter, Mary Malinda Hill and her hus­band, Tyler, and their daugh­ter, Hal­lie, all of Biloxi; her mother, Mary War­ren of Starkville and her brother, Doug War­ren of Tuscaloosa. Ad­di­tional fam­ily mem­bers in­clude an aunt, Betty Hawkins, and hus­band, Bill of Moody, AL; an un­cle, Jack Davies of Gads­den, AL; sis­ter-in-law Viva Valen­tine of At­lanta GA; and sis­ter-in-law Mar­garet Valen­tine and chil­dren of Houston, TX.

Mrs. Valen­tine was born on Septem­ber 17, 1953 in Palmerdale, AL. She grad­u­ated from He­wit­tTrussville High school in 1971. She then at­tended the Univer­sity of Alabama where she re­ceived a BA in ed­u­ca­tion/bi­ol­ogy in 1975 and a Mas­ter of Arts in Stu­dent Per­son­nel, Higher Ed/Coun­sel­ing in 1976.

Af­ter work­ing at the Univer­sity of Alabama's Ath­letic De­part­ment, Mrs. Valen­tine joined the staff of Mis­sis­sippi State Univer­sity where she was spon­sor for the MSU Fash­ion Board She also had a suc­cess­ful ca­reer in ed­u­ca­tion. She was the sec­ondary guid­ance coun­selor at Starkville Acad­emy and later served as aca­demic coun­selor at EMCC May­hew. She was an ac­tive mem­ber of Starkville First United Methodist Church.

Welch Fu­neral Home is in charge of fu­neral ar­range­ments. In lieu of flow­ers, me­mo­rial dona­tions may be made to the John Croyle Big Oak Ranch, P. O. Box 507, Spring­field AL 35146. The on­line guest reg­is­ter may be signed at www.welch­fu­ner­al­home­sinc.com.

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