DUKE, RUTHIE ELAINE, age 71, of Bessemer, passed away October 10, 2020. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 34 years, Dennis James Duke; parents, Charlie and Alpha Holifield; son, Scott Duke; and brothers, Brooks Holifield, Charles “Sam” Holifield, and Samuel Carlton Holifield. Ruthie is survived by her daughter, Kelli Smith (Barry) of Eclectic, AL; son, Greg Duke; sisters Helen Dollins of Chelsea, AL, and Doris Creel of Heiberger, AL; three grandchildren, and a great grandchild. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 11 a.m. with a visitation from 10-11 a.m., held in the Charter Funeral Home Chapel. There will be a burial in Bethlehem Methodist Cemetery, Heiberger, AL; Dr. Britt Green officiating.