Claude “Ray” Lutz

Claude “Ray” Lutz

Claude “Ray” Lutz age 70, passed away Friday September 17, 2021 surrounded by his loved ones. He was born in Dogwood, AL on July 4, 1951 to John and Gracie (Lawley) Lutz, both preceded him in death. He is also preceded by Joe-Ann Woods (Larry). Ray is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Julie Lutz; daughters, Katherine Nelson (Carl), Lindsey Underwood (Richard), and Rachel Dye (Philip); son, Jefferson Lutz; grandchildren, Candace Underwood, Billy Ray Dale, Julie Underwood, Beatrice…

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Hiram Randall “Randy” Hooten

Hiram Randall “Randy” Hooten

Hiram Randall “Randy” Hooten Randy was born on November 10, 1959 and passed from this walk of life on September 18, 2021. Born and raised in Alabaster, Alabama, and was the oldest of seven children his parents were Hiram “Buddy” Hooten and Linda Hooten. Randy worked as an Iron worker for many years, then went to Trucking driving and traveling the United States. He had a passion for playing and teaching Pool, also had a love for drawing and painting,…

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David Gbodi Odaibo

David Gbodi Odaibo

January 9th, 1979 – September 11th, 2021 Dr. David Gbodi Odaibo died peacefully in his sleep on Sept 11th 2021. David was kind, gentle, brilliant, and humble. He was a loving and dedicated husband, father, brother, and son. David was born in Ilorin Nigeria, where he spent his childhood. His family hails from Ogori Magongo in Kogi State Nigeria (father-side) and Sapele (Itsekiri) Delta State Nigeria (mother-side). He attended University Primary Staff School Ilorin, then Federal Government College Ilorin, then…

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Sigrid Sue Siegel

Sigrid Sue Siegel

September 24, 1937 – September 12, 2021 Sigrid passed away at home with family on September 12, 2021. Sig was raised in Tiltonsville, OH, the youngest of six children born to parents John and Edna Mullenix. Her father was School Superintendent, and all six children trained as teachers. She graduated from Warren Consolidated High School in 1955 and received her bachelor’s degree in education from The University of Florida. She based her life on love of family and love of…

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Brenda Kay Taylor

Brenda Kay Taylor

Brenda Kay Taylor, age 69, of Maylene passed away with her family by her side on Sunday, September 12, 2021. Brenda is preceded in death by her parents, Joseph & Ilean Shirley; husband, Franklin Taylor. Brenda is survived by her sons, James Corey Hallman (Joy) and Kevin Hallman (Cheryl); 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Brenda will be placed by her husband in Alabama National Cemetery on Friday, September 17, 2021. There are no services scheduled at this time.

LaNeatia Joyette Tate

LaNeatia Joyette Tate

  Joy, as she loved to be called, “Mama” by her children and “Nana” by her grandchildren, departed this world on September 12, 2021.   Joy was born in Lawrenceburg, TN to Jasper Almon Lewis and Eva Lena Newton of Lexington, AL. After having five children, she graduated nursing school in 1972 and worked as a Registered Nurse and nurse supervisor for the next 30+ years, receiving numerous awards and touching the lives of many patients, families and coworkers. She…

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Margaret Disspain

Margaret Disspain

Margaret Disspain age 87, of Calera passed away Friday, September 10, 2021 with her family by her side. Margaret was valedictorian of her senior class. She then attended nursing school at Birmingham Baptist Hospital School of Nursing where she earned her degree as an RN. She met Joe Killingsworth and made Calera her home where they started a beautiful family. She worked for Dr. Mitchell of Calera and Shelby Baptist where she made many lifelong friends and touched many lives….

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Mary K. Ware

Mary K. Ware

Mary K. Ware, 82 of Alabaster, AL, died September 1, 2021, while being treated for COVID.  At her request, no service will be held.   Mary was born December 3, 1938, in Austin MN to Leslie and Elsie Flaherty.  Mary is survived by her husband of 60 years, Fredrick Ware.  Mary and Fred met in Seattle, WA and moved to Homewood, AL and then Alabaster, AL where they raised three children, Mark, Curtis, and Susan.   She adored her children and four…

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Daniel “Burke” Joseph Burke

Daniel “Burke” Joseph Burke

Daniel “Burke” Joseph Burke, age 57, of Jemison, Alabama passed away suddenly at his home on Friday, September 3, 2021. Burke as everyone knew him by was preceded in death by his parents, John T. Burke, Jr and Betty Joan Yates Burke; wife, Ginger Burke. He worked at the Lime Plant in Alabaster for many years. He is survived by his daughter, Krystle Burke Allemand (Blake) of Jemison, AL; grandchildren, Brayden Brantley and Ava-Burkely Allemand; brothers, Johnnie Burke of Pelham,…

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