Ruthie Elaine Duke

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.


  1. Alanda on October 12, 2020 at 7:16 pm

    We are so blessed to have had you in our lives, Ruthie. We will forever love you! Keeping all of the family in our thoughts and prayers, we love you all!
    Love Bryan, Alanda, William, Michael, & Landon