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Florain Valentine

August 7, 1947 — January 1, 2024

Florain Ann Valentine of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior, Monday, January 1, 2024 in Waldron, Arkansas surrounded by her loving family. Florain was born August 7, 1947 to William Thomas Mahaffey and Lola May (Hill) Mahaffey in Muscatine, Iowa. Florain was 76 years, 4 months and 25 days old.

Florain was married to the love of her life, Allie Letane Valentine for 39 marvelous years before Allie went on to Heaven to wait for her in 2002. Florain loved going to church. She took delight in singing with her husband while he accompanied her on his guitar. One of Florain's favorite things was to go fishing; she always had her pole in her car ready to go. She was a hard worker and enjoyed spending time with her family and attending their family cookouts. The memories made with her loved ones will forever be treasured by each of them.

Florain leaves behind to cherish her memory her two sisters: Wilma Butler and husband David of Waldron, Arkansas and Elaine Mahaffey of Waldron, Arkansas. Florain will forever remain in the hearts of her twelve nieces and nephews: Dennis Butler, Sandra McEntire, Sheila Meredith, Melissa Parish, Mary Robertson, Angela Deer, Linda McCleland, Brenda Mahaffey-Stone, Lisa Long, Ricky Mahaffey, Latrina Mahaffey, Brittney Salmon and numerous great nieces and nephews. Florain will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives she impacted.

Florain was preceded in death by her loving and devoted husband, Allie Valentine; her parents William and Lola Mahaffey; three brothers: James Mahaffey, Johnny Mahaffey, William Mahaffey and Lowell Mahaffey; and nephew, Larry James.

Florain's life celebration will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 5, 2024 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Konnor McKay officiating. Interment will follow in the Sehorn Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Florain's pallbearers will be Dennis Butler, Jeremy Meredith, Martin Myers, Steven Vongphakdy, Jackie Salmon and Ethan Meredith.

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