July 8, 2024 Meeting at the Colonnade features new SNC CEO

Many of you already know that SNC has announced that Stephen Kuczynski, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Southern Nuclear, is retiring effective June 28, 2024 and Peter (Pete) P. Sena, President of Southern Nuclear, was elected by the Southern Nuclear Board of Directors to succeed Stephen as Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of Southern Nuclear effective June 28, 2024.

Pete will be joining us at our July 8, 2024 retiree meeting as our speaker. For Pete to take time out of his busy schedule so soon after being elected to succeed Stephen to meet with us tells us how important he considers the retirees to be to Southern Nuclear. He will be sharing information about Southern Nuclear, including Vogtle 3&4, and answering questions. We believe you will agree this will be a very informative meeting and give us an opportunity to hear directly from Pete as he begins his new position at Southern Nuclear.

This meeting will be at the Southern Company – Energy Center Auditorium at the Colonnade and will begin at 1:00 p.m. on July 8, 2024. This should be a more convenient location than the Alabama Power Building downtown Birmingham.

We hope you will make plans to attend this meeting to meet Pete and hear what he has to share with us. You will see more on this in the Retiree Newsletter that will be coming out the end of the month.

Mark Kuester

It is with a heavy heart that we have to tell you that Mark Kuester passed away on June 8, 2024. He was under the care of hospice, and Debbie was right by his side. We don’t have any details to share regarding a service but as soon as we hear we will update. Please keep Debbie in your thoughts and prayers as he was her rock. Rest in Paradise, Mark.

Frank Brizendine

Mr. Frank David Brizendine, age 80, of Hoover, Alabama, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 8, 2024. Frank was born July 26, 1943, in St. Louis, MO, the son of the late Frank Brizendine and Ruth Irene Anderson. He was a graduate of Auburn University with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. He later graduated from the University of Alabama in Birmingham (UAB) with a master’s degree in engineering. He was retired from Southern Services, a division of Southern Company, Inc. that provided engineering services to Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Gulf Power and Mississippi Power. Not one to sit idle, following retirement from Southern Services, Frank served for ten years as a teacher’s aide at Deer Valley Elementary School.

For forty-five years, Frank was a devoted preschool Sunday school teacher at Dawson Memorial Baptist Church and Hunter Street Baptist Church. He was also active in many other ministry areas within the church.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, affectionately known to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren as Papaw Frank. He was a man of faith and prayer, and his legacy is one built on love for his family and kindness to others. He will be greatly missed, but his family finds great comfort knowing that he is in heaven with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Survivors include his wife of fifty-five years, Peggy Burley Brizendine, daughters Traci Hindsman (Todd) and Staci Corbin (Chris), sons David Brizendine (Heather) and Brent Brizendine (Stephanie), ten grandchildren Hunter Hindsman (Taylor), Lindsey Hindsman, Bradley Hindsman (Bailey), Brinley Corbin, Brock Corbin, Bryant Corbin, Delaney Brizendine, Carter Brizendine, Finley Brizendine, and Blakely Brizendine, and six great-grandchildren Joanna Hindsman, Mason Hindsman, Jack Hindsman, Melanie Hindsman, Brooks Hindsman, and Anna Blake Hindsman. Frank is also survived by his sister Jo Daniel and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11 am, Wednesday, June 12, 2024, at Currie-Jefferson Funeral Home Memorial Gardens with Pastor Hunter Hindsman officiating. Interment will follow at Elmwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Frank’s beloved sons, sons-in-law, and grandsons. The family will receive friends from 10 am to 11 am (the service hour) on Wednesday, June 12, 2024.

In lieu of flowers, and in honor of Frank, the family asks that donations be sent to The Baller Dream Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing emotional and financial support to children and young adults battling cancer. Donations can be made here.

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Gerald Aultman

Gerald Eugene Aultman, 82, of Springville, Alabama, passed on June 2, 2024. He is preceded in death by his parents William Thomas and Mattie Belle Aultman; sister Clara McPherson; brother John Aultman; brother James Aultman; brother William Aultman; and grandson, Drew Mitchell.

Gerald graduated from Auburn University on June 2nd 1966 with an Electrical Engineering degree. Most of his career was spent with Southern Company after working for NASA in the late 1960s. He was deeply involved in his church and active in many civic organizations throughout his career. He also touched the lives of many high school students through his ACT prep courses.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Gaye Lee Aultman; sister Marilyn (Judson) Cork; daughter Pam (Brad) Rathje; daughter Debbie (Mike Glaze) Mitchell; son Jerry (Teresa) Aultman; son Tommy (Alice) Mitchell; son, Joe (Sunny) Aultman; daughter Cheri (Mike) Scharbert; grandson Dalton (Lindsey Holler) Reaves; grandson Jeremy Chandler; grandson Weston (Julie) Reaves; Josh (Riana) McLaughlin; granddaughter Treasha Reaves; grandson Brent (Bethany) Mitchell; granddaughter Avery Dellinger; grandson Will Aultman; grandson Gabe Aultman; grandson Conley Dellinger; grandson Kirk Pope; grandson Pierce Aultman; granddaughter Alina (Trey Terry) Mitchell; and great granddaughter Addie Reaves; great grandson Travis Chandler; great grandson AJ Reaves; great granddaughter Lila Reaves; and great granddaughter Nola Reaves; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at Clearbranch Methodist Church in Trussville on Thursday, June 6, with visitation at 10:30 a.m. and service at 11:30 a.m. followed by a graveside service at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Homes and Gardens.
If preferred, in lieu of flowers a donation can be made to the Dementia Society of America.

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