Sylvia Louise Dubree Maske

Sylvia Louise (Dubree) Maske of Maylene, Alabama, born in Cloverport, Kentucky on November 14, 1946, passed from this earth on February 7, 2024 at the age of 77. She endured a complicated neurological condition for years.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Lonnie James Maske, Jr.; son, Sean Denton Whorley; daughter, Angela Sue (Maske) Barnett; grandsons, Joshua Matthew Whorley, Austin Dupree Barnett, and Carl Alexander Barnett; great granddaughter, Armelle Conroy Barnett; sisters, Tavia Mattingly and Delia Powers; and her brothers, Lawrence, Leonard and Ernie Dubree. She is preceded in death by her father, Carl Dubree; mother, Bessie Dubree; and sister, Teresa Ingram.

Sylvia was a devout Christian who was a member of Cloverport Church of Christ in Kentucky from birth and Riverchase Church of Christ in Pelham, AL for 45 years. She graduated as valedictorian from Fredrick Fraize High School, Cloverport, Kentucky in 1964. She then attended Murray State University in Murray, KY, Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, KY, and graduated from the University of Montevallo in 1980 with a degree in Elementary Education. She began her career in the 70s teaching special needs children in Kentucky and then taught elementary school for the Shelby County Board of Education in Alabama from 1980 until she retired in 2005. Sylvia taught first and third grades at Thompson and Creekview Elementary schools. Past her retirement she substitute taught for many years and was an active member of the Alabama Beta Tau chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, a teacher’ s sorority, since 1987. She was a dedicated, talented educator to thousands of children in Alabama and Kentucky.

Sylvia was a kind, loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was a passionate seamstress who enjoyed designing special items and quilts for all of her loved ones. As a founding member of a mission group at her church called Tots, she hand sewed and stuffed individual bears given to sick children at local hospitals. Sylvia was the epitome of kindness, mercy, and pure love to all of her family, friends and colleagues. She was a physically active, dutiful person who will be greatly missed in all of the communities that she served.

Funeral services will begin at noon Wednesday, February 14th, 2024, at Riverchase Church of Christ in Hoover, AL with a short visitation followed by the memorial service at 1:00 p.m. Graveside internment will be held on the same day at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Maylene, Alabama at 4:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend.


  1. Angela on February 9, 2024 at 9:37 pm

    I love you mommie, forever.

  2. Kenny and Judy Tindall on February 10, 2024 at 6:02 pm

    So sorry for your loss 🙏🙏Kenny and Judy Tindall

  3. Dianne Debter on February 10, 2024 at 8:46 pm

    Thinking of you Angela and praying for you and your family. I’m sure your mother was a wonderful person. I loved reading about her.
    ♥️ Dianne Debter (Lucy’s sister)

  4. Tommie Harrison on February 11, 2024 at 4:40 pm

    Dear Family,

    Leslie and I are so sad to know that Sylvia, our wonderful teacher and friend, has passed on to be with God. We both loved and admired her for her dedication to all her students. May God bless you all.

  5. Chip Ingram on February 14, 2024 at 2:35 am

    Sylvia , was another “Angel From
    Kentucky “. A Sweet Sister In Law and a Greater Soul. She will be missed .

    Chip I