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Local News For Friday, October, 7th, 2022

Good morning y’all, and now a little news to get you up and going. weather-wise, sunny for the majority of Friday but we do expect high clouds to roll in starting around mid to late afternoon. Highs in the mid to upper 80s.

Now your Daily arrest report is brought to you by Trenter Bail Bonding, locked up, need to get out, call Jeff, or Jimmy at 334-864-5559. From Chambers County, Chambers County Sheriff's Office reports the following:

Bobby Ramey, 43, Woodland, FTA Child Support

From Lanett, Police also reported the following incident:

Burglary 3rd was reported in the 600 block of S 7th Ave.

Unlawful Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle and Theft of Property 2nd were reported in the 1300 block of 15th St. SW.

Criminal Mischief 3rd, Burglary 3rd, Theft of Property 2nd, and Violating a Court Order were reported in the 3800 block of 27th St. SW.

From Valley

Calvin Benjamin Nix, 36 of Valley, charged with Obstruction of Governmental Operations

Dantavious Meshon Davidson, 28 of Valley, charged with Failure to Appear- Possession of Marijuana 2nd and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Valley Police also reported the following incidents:

Report of a Criminal Mischief 3rd in the 100 block of Sportsplex Drive

Report of Harassing Communications in the 4500 block of Fairfax Bypass

Report of a Theft of Property 4th (Tools) in the 2400 block of 37th Street

Report of a Child in Need of Supervision in the 800 block of Spring Street

Report of a Fraudulent Use of a Credit/Debit Card in the 200 block of Lanier Street

and now Obituary's brought to you by Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home, providing dignified service since 1900.

Johnson Brown announces the passing of the following:

Russell Alan Yarbrough, Sr. was born January 8, 1964, in Albany, Georgia to Terry Yarbrough, Sr. and the late Sharon Lenoir Yarbrough. He passed away on October 5, 2022, at the age of 58 at his home in Beulah.

Russell was a well-known auto mechanic in Valley and Opelika area.

He was preceded in death by his mother Sharon and the mother of his children Regina Yarbrough.

He is survived by his sons Russell, Jr. (Tiffany) and Terry (Stephanie), and his grandchildren Aeson, Ryder, Jaxon, Riley, and Tanner Yarbrough. He is also survived by his father Terry, Sr. (Anne), his siblings Terry Yarbrough, Jr. “Buz” (Tracey), Amy Yarbrough, Stephanie Sanders, and Jason Sanders and a very special friend Serena Hutchinson and her family.

The family will have a memorial service at a later date.

Please visit his Memorial Tribute page at to leave a kind message for his family, share a memory of Russell, or light a Remembrance Candle in his memory.

Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley is directing.

June Henderson, 71, of Lanett, Alabama passed away on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, at the West Georgia Medical Center in Lagrange.

Mrs. Henderson was born in West Point, Georgia on June 30, 1951 to the late James Robert Moore and Jessie Swann. She was also preceded in death by her husband Buck Henderson, father, Emmett Swann, brother, Bobby Moore, father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jack and Lucy Henderson, Goddaughter, Rita Bledsoe, brother-in-law, Bryant Thompson, and one of her best friends, Tina Landreth.

June was co-owner of Henderson and Henderson Concrete.

June spent the last years caring for family members and friends including her elderly mother and her mother-in-law, Lucy Henderson. June also developed a close relationship with Leland, her great nephew, spending time with him and making sure he was always at Springwood for events and extracurricular activities.

She is survived by her daughter, Tammy Henderson-Wood (Joel); best friend, Johnny Landreth; siblings, Ann Messer (Billy), Norine Moore, Laura Smith (James), Nita Thompson, Brenda Gillilan (Bobby), Emily Rivera, sister-in-law, Nancy Howard (Gray); her loyal Schnauzer “Lucas” and her grandson, “Omar” the pig.

Graveside services will be Saturday, October 8, 2022, at 11:00 A.M. EDT at Harmony Memorial Cemetery. The Reverend Rusty Letson officiating. Her family will be receiving friends at the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley on Friday, October 7, 2022, from 6:00 P.M. EDT until 8:00 P.M. EDT.

June’s family would like to extend their sincere appreciation and thanks to Dr. Salman Fidahussein and the Lagrange Wellstar West Georgia Medical Center ICU staff for their care and compassion.

Please visit June’s Memorial Tribute page at to leave a kind message for her family, share a memory of June, or to light a Remembrance Candle in her memory.

Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home Valley Chapel directing.

Mrs. Robin Lynn Abercrombie Fuller, 59, of Lanett, AL died Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at the East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika, AL.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Sunday, October 9, 2022, from 2:00 P.M. EDT until 4:00 P.M. EDT at her daughter's home. Please contact the family for directions or an address.

She was born on September 7, 1963, at Lanier Memorial Hospital in Valley, AL., and was a graduate of Lanett High School.

She is survived by her children, Brett & Bonnie Fuller of Dallas, GA; Rebecca Fuller of Valley, AL; grandchildren, Zoey & Eva Fuller of Dallas, GA and Dawson Daughtrey of Valley; parents, Cynthia & Bobby McWhorter and Jerry & Shirley Abercrombie all of Lanett; and her brother, Robert Abercrombie of Valley.

Visit to sign the online guest book or light a Remembrance Candle in her memory.

Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley, AL in charge of arrangements.

Bluffton Funeral Services announces the passing of the following:

John Will Phillips, Jr., of Lanett, Alabama passed away on October 3, 2022, at Bethany House in Auburn, Alabama.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, October 6th, at Bluffton Funeral Services in Lanett with the Reverend Chris Gagnon officiating.

Mr. Phillips was born on December 15, 1935, in Huguley, Alabama to John W. Phillips, Sr., and Lorene (Peg) Jones Phillips. Mr. Phillips was preceded in death by his wife of forty-nine years, Shirley (Carlisle) Phillips, a son John W. Phillips III, a daughter Peggy Phillips Broz, twin daughters, and a brother Robert D. Phillips.

He is survived by his daughter, Regina (Gina) Phillips Herrington and Dave, his grandchildren Zachary Broz and Cherish of Robertsdale, AL, Hannah Broz of Lillian, AL, and Shaina Adamson and Josh of Lanett. His great-grandchildren include Grayson Broz, Aksel Broz, and DeClan Broz, of Robertsdale, Al., and Reese Adamson of Lanett. Mr. Phillips is also survived by his sister-in-law’s, Anne Phillips and Sandra Carlisle, and brother-in-law, Walter Brown, son-in-law John Broz, step-grandaughters Kelcie Herrington, and Dylan Vallia, Bentley Herrington and Kaleb Floyd, Mady Herrington and Conner Hamby and Kylan Vallia. Mr. Phillips is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Mr. Phillips was a graduate of Lanett High School and attended the University of Alabama. He was stationed in Alaska during his time in the Army. He loved Alabama football and NASCAR. Other hobbies included hunting and fishing. He worked at Lanier Mill until he started his own construction business. He was retired and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Harmony Funeral Home and Memorial Park announce the passing of the following:

The small but mighty Sandra Love passed away in the comfort of her home Wednesday, October 5, 2022, surrounded by her loving family.

Sandra is preceded in death by her parents Earl and Betty Prestidge and granddaughter Kala.

Sandra leaves behind her adoring husband, Randy, with whom she shared many blissful years. Her siblings are James Prestidge; his wife Tina, and Becky Lowery.

A proud mother, Sandra, will be missed by her children Michael Love; his wife Jessica, Michelle Holley; her husband Luke, and Brandy Love. Her grandchildren Awesome Autumn, Big Boy Michael, Brianna, Isaiah, Brittany, and Hayden as well as her great-grandchildren Jonah and Evee will always remember the love their Granny shared.

Sandra was admired by all and touched many lives. Family and friends forever remember the cherished memories shared with her.

Harmony Funeral Home and Memorial Park has been entrusted to care for Sandra and her family.

-And though she be but little, she is fierce-

All are welcome to The Chapel at Harmony Funeral Home to say goodbye to Sandra. Visitation and Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2022. Visitation will begin at 11:00 AM EDT followed by funeral services beginning at 1:00 PM. Interment will follow at Harmony Memorial Park.

Vines Funeral Home announces the passing of the following:

Funeral arrangements are pending for Mr. Michael Dupree Canady, 51, of Dadeville who passed away on Sunday, October 2, 2022, at Lake Martin Community Hospital, Dadeville.

Silmon-Seroyer Funeral Home announces the passing of the following:

Mr. Billy J. Todd, Sr., 80 of Camp Hill, AL passed away on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at Piedmont Columbus Regional Hospital in Columbus, GA.

Public Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 9, 2022, from 1:00 PM until 6:00 PM CST at Silmon-Seroyer Funeral Home Chapel in LaFayette.

Funeral Services will be Monday, October 10, 2022, at 1:00 PM CST at Galilee Missionary Baptist Church in Opelika, AL, with Pastor Rodney Jones, Officiating, and Pastor Alvin Todd, Eulogist. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Mr. Todd leaves to cherish his memories: a devoted wife of sixty years, Antionette Todd of Camp Hill, AL; his children; Billy Todd, Jr of Camp Hill, AL, Anita (Kariem) Primm of Akron, OH, Alvin (Sennika) Todd of Tyrone, GA, Awanda (Joe) Dunn of Auburn AL and Aretha Todd of Birmingham, AL; his siblings: Charlie Lee (Willie) Todd of Atlanta, GA, Wille Joe Darden of Columbus, GA, Barbara (Ray) Eberhart of Atlanta, GA, Carolyn Killens of Riverdale, GA, Howard Killens of Dallas, GA, Norris Killens of Atlanta, GA, Shirley Lane Preister, Jackie Todd, Carla Todd-Lyman, Scottie, all of Jacksonville, FL; eighteen grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, two aunts, a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Jeff Jones Funeral Home announces the passing of the following:

Buck Sanders age 56 of Ridge Grove, Alabama passed away on Tuesday, October 4, 2022. Buck was born January 11, 1966, to Vinson and the late Martha Sanders. He was the owner of Sanders Logging.

Graveside service will be held at Center Baptist Church Saturday, October 8, at 11:00 am with the Rev. Jimmy Allen officiating.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years Tina Belcher Sanders; son Jake (Brittany) Sanders; he was known as Big Papa to his grandchildren: Jana, Presley, Wilder, and Brayden; brother and his family: Robert (Aleida) Sanders, Britten, and Sawyer; sister and her family: Stephanie (Keith) Meigs, Lance (Erica) Meigs, Hunter, Tiffany (Jonathon) Pitchford, Jadon, and Clara Ann; sister and her family: Stacie Popwell, Tyler and Samantha; and also, many friends that he considered family.

He is preceded in death by his son Austin Sanders and his mother Martha Sanders.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be sent to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Alabama Chapter, Log-A-Log for Kids, or Peyton’s Pals.

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