Local News, For Friday, September 16th, 2022



Good morning y’all, and now a little news to get you up and going. weather-wise, Friday will be a carbon copy of Thursday. Mainly sunny, warm, and dry. A bit of a breeze from time to time. Highs between 84 and 88.


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:


John Todd Pike, 47, of Valley, AL was arrested for Theft of Property 3rd Degree (4 counts)

Januari Rhiannon Nelson, 27, of Valley, AL was arrested for Probation Violation

Micaiah Billingslea, 28, of Montgomery, AL was arrested for Probation Revocation


From Lanett

  1. Valintez Edmonson,31, of Lanett, AL arrested for Indecent Exposure, Assault 3rd, Interference with Domestic Violence Emergency Call


2. Christopher Cutri,35, of Lanett, AL arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance x2


Lanett Police also reported the following incidents:


Theft of Property 4th was reported in the 3700 block of 33rd St Sw.


Domestic Violence 3rd was reported in the 600 block of N 14th Ct.


Theft of Property 4th was reported in the 800 block of N 12th Ave.


Domestic Violence 3rd was reported in the 1000 block of N 17th St.


Theft of Property 1st was reported in the 300 block of S 17th Ave.


Unauthorized use of a Motor Vehicle was reported in the 400 block of S 2nd Ave.


Criminal Mischief 3rd was reported in the 800 block of 21st Ave Sw.


From Valley


Steffiny Coker, 24 of Opelika, charged with Failure to Appear-Possession of Marijuana 2nd


Prince Aurellio Rodrequez Collins, 46 of Valley, charged with Criminal Mischief 2nd and Criminal Trespass 1st


Valley Police also reported the following incidents:


Report of 17 counts of Theft of Property 4th (Currency) and a Theft of Property 3rd (Currency) in the 2500 block of 16th Avenue


Report of a Child in Need of Supervision in the 4300 block of County Road 388


Report of a Theft of Property 1st (2022 Freightliner) in the 1100 block of Towel Avenue


Report of a Theft of Property 3rd Criminal Trespass 3rd, and Criminal Mischief 3rd in the 4200 block of County Road 388


Report of a Theft of Property 4th (Cell Phone) in the 6300 block of 19th Avenue


Report of a Recovered Stolen Vehicle in the 1000 block of Four Star Drive


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:


Reverend Wallace Bell Jr., 91, of Valley, passed away peacefully at the Bill Nichols State Veterans Home in Alexander City, AL, on September 12, 2022.


Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, September 16, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. EDT in the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Chapel in Valley. The Reverend Rusty Tate and Reverend Jerry Ledbetter will officiate, with graveside service to follow in Johnson Memorial Gardens Cemetery with full military honors.


The family will receive relatives and friends during visitation at the funeral home on Thursday, September 15, 2022, from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. EDT.


Reverend Bell was born in Nashville, TN, on October 23, 1930, to Reverend Wallace Bell Sr. and Ethel Pollock Bell. In addition to his parents, Reverend Bell was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Dot Whatley Bell, and a sister, Bobbie Hill. He is survived by his two children, David (Lisa) Bell and Danna (Darin) Atkins; granddaughter Britney (David) Green; twin great-grandchildren, Oaken and Belle Green; a sister, Sammie Schell, and several nieces and nephews.


Reverend Bell was a military veteran, having proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1948.

until 1953. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans Association and the American Legion. He was also a member of Langdale United Methodist Church in Valley.


Reverend Bell was a retired minister, ordained in the Church of the Nazarene, and served as a full-time pastor for more than a decade, after which he sought to further his education. He graduated with a master's degree in Education from Auburn University and became a college professor of Social Science at Southern Union State Community College and Troy University. He retired from teaching after nearly twenty years of service.


Reverend Bell was also simultaneously employed with the United States Postal Service, where he served as a rural carrier in Lanett and was later promoted to Officer In Charge. He retired from this phase of his career after becoming Postmaster in the Alabama cities of Clio and Seale.


Reverend Bell enjoyed all forms of outdoor activity, especially riding his motorcycle, which he continued to do until the age of 90. He was a loving and dedicated father, husband, and friend to all who knew him.


Flowers will be accepted, or in lieu, donations can be made to the Gary Sinise Foundation in memory of Reverend Bell.


Please visit www.johnsonbrownservicefh.com to leave a kind message for his family, share a memory of Reverend Bell, or light a Remembrance Candle in his memory.


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


Silmon-Seroyer Funeral Home announces the passing of Mr. William H. Stone, 73 of Dadeville, AL passed away on Thursday, September 8, 2022, at Russell Medical Center in Alexander City, AL.


Public Viewing will be held on Friday, September 16, 2022, from 1:00 PM until 6:00 PM CST at Silmon-Seroyer Funeral Home Chapel in LaFayette, AL.


Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2022, at 12 Noon CST at Sardis Missionary Baptist Church in Dadeville, AL, Pastor William Perry, Jr., Eulogist, Reverend Mark Rogers, Officiating. Burial will follow in Dadeville City Cemetery in Dadeville, AL.


Mr. Stone is survived by his wife, Mary Stone, his daughters, Monica Y. Stone and Monica M. Stone, his sons, Brian Stone, Marcus Marry, Gregory Johnson(Veronica), and Tony Johnson(Tabitha), his sisters, Lillie Watson and Chiquita Brooks, his brothers, David Chambers and Robert Stone, Jr., his grandchildren: Shena Dubignon, Dalvin Stone, Myca Wynn, Caleb Wyckoff, Izayah Stone, Brianna Stone, Amir Marry, Antonio Jonnson, Nicholas Johnson, Xavier Johnson, Malcolm Johnson, Vunterno Johnson, Skylar Hines and Nariah Stone, his great-grandchildren: Kyleigh Dubignon, Zaveay Dubignon, Aveya Dubignon, Alani Hayes, Ziyah Stone, Karmen Johnson, Karter Johnson, Armoni Johnson, Marlaiyah Johnson, Abigail Butler, his godmother, Colley Burns, special mention: goddaughters, LaRita Russell, Arielle Russell, Kalani Shaw and godson, Shermanski Cox, sisters-in-law, Jackie Oliver and Paris Pickett, along with a host of nieces, nephews, other family, and friends.


Vines Funeral Home announces the passing of Mr. Willie C. Phillips, of LaFayette who passed away on Monday, September 12, 2022, at LaFayette Extended Care, LaFayette.


Funeral arrangements are pending

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