Alma Claire Warren
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Alma Claire Warren
  • February 14, 1926 - May 16, 2017
  • Northport, Alabama

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TUSCALOOSA - Alma Claire Warren, age 91, of Tuscaloosa, died May 16, 2017, at Heritage Health Care & Rehab. Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at Memory Chapel Funeral Home with Donnie Payne and Jim Roberts officiating. Burial will follow in Memory Hill Gardens with Memory Chapel Funeral Home, a Dignity Memorial Provider, directing. Visitation will be Monday, May 22, 2017, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hubbard and Alma Ryan; husband, Mack D. Warren; grandson, Steven F. Swanger; son-in-law, Frank D. Swanger; three brothers and wives, Robert and Jean Ryan, Zernie and Helen Ryan, and Brooks and Louise Ryan; three sisters and husbands, Margaret and Elbert Worrell, Zuma and Jack Skelton and Marcel and Millard Lyons. Survivors include daughters, Linda Swanger Montgomery of Tuscaloosa and her husband, Tommy Montgomery from Mississippi and Kathy (Kiki) Warren of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; grandchildren, Michael Warren Swanger and wife Annette of Tuscaloosa, Ala. and great-grandchildren, Ryan Franklin Swanger and Benjamin Steven Swanger, both of Tuscaloosa, Ala. Claire Warren was 91 years old and a Valentine's baby because she had a "Big Heart." She loved and served others her whole life. She gave everything to her family. To describe our mother, a person would have to use every beautiful word in the dictionary and a few that are only found in the heart. A mother is someone amazing, wonderful and wise. She is a source of so much pride and the "center of the family love." This was our mother - "Love in all her beauty!" You will be missed mama by everyone who knew your specialness. All the children at Forest Lake Baptist will miss you after 50 plus years of service of love! You were the last of your generation to go - what a party that is waiting on you! Pallbearers will be Ryan Swanger, Ben Swanger, Chris Goad, Paul Ryan, Frank Ryan, Robert Lyons, Johnnie Lyons, and Mike Skelton. Honorary pallbearers are Forest Lake Church members and friends, Shirley Walker, neighborhood neighbors, Heritage Healthcare & Rehab staff and residents, Mary Freeman, Kate Cunningham, Brenda Hughes and Debbie Pinkston. All nieces and nephews of Claire Warren were her children.