Local News For Monday, May 9th, 2022



Good morning y’all, and now a little news to get you up and going. weather-wise, the days will get a little warmer as the week goes on but humidity will be very much under control until at least late week! It will be mainly sunny, pleasant and on the breezy side for your Monday. Highs in the upper 70s to near 80. Clear and quite cool again tonight with lows in the 50s.

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:


1. Sharmae Bennett, 21, Waverly, FTA No Insurance

2. Douglas Griffin, 31, Opelika, FTA Possession Marijuana 2nd, FTA Domestic Violence 3rd

3. Derrick Bell, 44, Lafayette, Obstructing Governmental Operations

4. Christopher Washington, 47, Valley, DUI, Possession Marijuana 2nd

5. Joseph Spicer, 27, Westland MI, DUI

6. Daniel Poe, 39, Valley, DUI, Possession Marijuana 2nd, Attempt to Elude


From Lanett


Sharmae Renee Bennett, age 21 of Wadley, Al was charged with Failure to Appear (Traffic)

Tony A Billingslea, age 32 of Kerry, NC was charged with Possession of Marijuana 2nd

Nevin Hernandez, age 34 of Lanett, Al was charged with Domestic Violence 3rd Criminal Mischief

Nakia Francisco Evans, age 47 of Lanett, Al was charged with Failure to Pay (Theft of Property 3rd)

Travonskie Keonte Towles, age 24 of Lanett, Al was charged with Pistol without Permit

Charnesia Monae Booker, age 19 of West Point, Ga was charged with Failure to Pay (Traffic)

Angelica Agustin Alvarez, age 33 of Lanett, Al was charged with Domestic Violence 3rd Harassment

Corenta Deshun Avery, age 26 of Lanett, Al was charged with Failure to Appear x 2 (Traffic)

Lamanski Ray McCoy, age 33 of Lanett, Al was charged with Failure to Pay x 2 Unlawful Imprisonment 2nd and Domestic Violence 3rd Assault

Christopher Quantez Hall, age 26 of Tallassee, Al was charged with Failure to Appear (Traffic)

Christopher Michael Calloway, age 50 of Valley, Al was charged with Receiving Stolen Property 1st

Javaris Aldrego Williams, age 25 of Lanett, Al was charged with Domestic Violence 3rd Criminal Mischief


Lanett Police also report the following incidents:


Duty Upon Stricking Occupied Vehicle was reported in the 800 block of S 8th St

Harassment was reported in the 800 block of S. 15th St

Criminal Trespass 3rd was reported in the 5300 block of Veterans Memorial Parkway

Criminal Trespass 3rd was reported in the 1100 block of County Road 455

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

Criminal Mischief 3rd was reported in the 2000 block of S. Phillips Rd

Domestic Violence, and 3rd Criminal Mischief were reported in the 2200 block of 16th Ct Sw.


and from Valley


Quantavious Termont Brooks, 24 of Lanett, Charged with Possession of Marijuana 2nd Degree and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Brian Russell Williams, 26 of Lee County, Charged with Possession of Marijuana 2nd Degree.

Quantavious Termont Brooks, 24 of Lanett, Charged with Possession of Marijuana 2nd Degree and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Charnesia Monae Booker, 19 of West Point, Charged with Traffic Failure to Appear.

Robert Lee Alexander Leatherwood, 26 of Lanett Charged with Fugitive from Justice.

Nevin Hernandez, 34 of Lanett, Charged with Domestic Violence 3rd Degree.

Corenta Deshun Avery, 26 of Lanett, Charged with Possession of Marijuana 2nd Obstruction Attempting to Elude, Obstruction Failure to Appear, Using False Identity.


Valley Police also report the following incidents:


Report of Harassing Communications, and Domestic Violence in the area of Stanfield Road.

Report of Domestic Violence 3rd Degree in the area of 1st Street.

Report of Property Damage in the area of 3600 55th Street.

Report of Property Damage in the area of County Road 388.

Report of Harassment in the area of County Road 519.

Report of Harassing Communications, and Domestic Violence in the area of 500 Fob James Drive.

Report of Attempted Murder in the area of Crest Club Circle.

Report of Domestic Violence in the area of Hopewell Road.

Report of Theft of Property/Forged Instrument in the area of 520 Fob James Drive.


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


Johnson Brown Funeral Home announces the passing of Mrs. Deborah Brown Buchanan, 69, of Valley, Alabama passed away on Saturday, May 7, 2022, at her residence.


Mrs. Buchanan was born in Langdale, Alabama on July 25, 1952 to the late David Lee Brown and Mattie Frances Brown. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Phillip Wayne Buchanan, Sr., son, Phillip Wayne Buchanan, Jr., siblings, Jennifer Diane Brown, Robert Andrew “Randy” Brown, and Jimmy Lee Brown.


Deborah was a member of Davidson Baptist Church in West Point, Georgia, where she was a very active member.


She enjoyed bowling and was a happy camper spending time at West Point Lake with her friends.


She was retired as a school bus driver from the Chambers County Board of Education.

Mrs. Buchanan is survived by her daughters, Natalie Buchanan Eldridge (John), Della Buchanan Cheeney (John); grandchildren, John (Danielle) Cheeney, Justin (Samantha) Cheeney, Phillip (Jennifer) Buchanan, Connor Buchanan, Blythe Buchanan, Ethan Buchanan, Jax Cheeney; 5 great-grandchildren.


A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 2:00P.M. EDT at the Davidson Baptist Church in West Point, Georgia. Her family will be receiving friends at the church Monday evening from 6:00P.M. EDT until 8:00P.M. EDT. Brother Howard Longshore and Brother John E. Eldridge, Jr. officiating.


Please visit her Memorial Tribute page at www.johnsonbrownservicefh.com to leave a kind word for her family, share a memory of Mrs. Buchanan, or to light a Remembrance Candle in her memory.


Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley is directing.


Johnson Brown also announces the passing of the following:


Marshall Strickland, affectionately known as “Uncle Bah”, age 79, of Cusseta, Alabama passed away on Saturday, May 7, 2022, at his residence.


Mr. Strickland was born in Langdale, Alabama on June 26, 1942, to the late Warner Strickland and Valera Johnson Strickland.


Mr. Strickland was a hardworking man with a wonderful sense of humor. His friends often referred to him as a “card”.


Marshall enjoyed working in his yard and he loved his rose garden. He also enjoyed gardening, fishing, watching the University of Alabama football, and the Atlanta Braves.

He is survived by his wife, Pearlene Strickland; children, Toni Adams (Nathan), Matt Strickland, Melissa Royster; grandchildren, Paris Ruddock, Jacob Van Wettering (Bridget), Matthew Strickland, Joseph Gore (Kim Dean), Raiden Strickland, Brandon Ruddock (Elizabeth); great-grandchildren, Destiny, Preston, and Brooklyn Baltes, Madison Dean, Dalton Dean.


Services will be announced at a later date.


Please visit Marshall’s Memorial Tribute page at www.johnsonbrownservicefh.com to leave a kind message for his family, share a memory of Marshall, or to light a Remembrance Candle in his memory.


Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley is directing.


Mr. Ronald E. “Frog” Clifton, age 60, of Lanett, Alabama passed away on Wednesday, May 4th, 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama. He was born on March 21st, 1962 in Langdale, Alabama.


Mr. Clifton was preceded in death by his father, Donald Clifton; mother, Joyce Amason; grandparents, Sam and Mary Clifton; his fur baby, Pebbles.


He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 28 years, Mylinda Clifton; siblings, Donald “Tim” Clifton, Anita Allen (Tom), William Clifton (Angel), and Jackie Nichols (Kris); several aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins, his fur babies, Lucy, Zoe, and Scooby.


Mr. Clifton enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, wood working, and riding motorcycles.


Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 7th, 2022 at the graveside in Hillcrest Cemetery with Pastor Derrick Rutledge will officiating.


Bluffton Funeral Services announces the passing of On May 6, 2022, James Fred Shirley, who passed away at his home in Lanett.


He was born March 3, 1938. He graduated from Goshen High School in 1956 and continued his education at Troy State where he graduated with a BSA in education in 1960. He moved to the Valley area and taught first at Lafayette-Lanier Elementary School. In 1971 he continued his teaching career at Springwood School as a teacher and as Assistant Head Master until his retirement in 2000.


He then went on to help his late wife, Josephine Shirley and son, Dave Shirley at Dave Shirley Photography for many years. He enjoyed helping with the finishing touches on the photographs that clients had ordered and also keeping up the lawn and garden area at the Studio. His parents were the late James A. Shirley and the late Naomi Shirley.


Fred is survived by both his son Dave Shirley and his daughter in-law Lisa Shirley. He is also survived by his brother Tom Shirley of Ashford, AL and his sister Peggy Blair of Dallas, TX. His sister Jeanette Meads preceded him in death.


The family has requested that no flowers be sent in his name, but a donation be made in his name to either the Randolph County Animal Shelter in Wedowee, Alabama 104 Animal Shelter Road Wedowee, AL. 36278 or visit https://www.facebook.com/Randolph-County-Animal-Shelter-We…/ (https://www.randolphshelter.org/ways-to-help-us.html) or to Katnip Paradise & Friends located in Lanett Alabama https://www.facebook.com/groups/2005275396203317/ (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/KatnipParadiseAL) Dave and Lisa donate all the time to this rescue.


Visitation for James Fred Shirley will be Tuesday, May 10th at 1:00 pm ET at Bluffton Funeral Services located at 1011 North Lanier Ave. Lanett, Alabama 36863.

A graveside service will be held at 2 pm immediately following at Hill Crest Cemetery in Lanett, Alabama.


Services have been entrusted to Bluffton Funeral Services, Lanett, Alabama.


Silmon-Seroyer Funeral Home announces the passing of Mr. Luther Buchanan, 86 of Camp Hill, AL passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2022.


Public Visitation will be held Monday, May 9, 2022, from 4:00 p.m. CST until 7:00 p.m. CST, at Silmon- Seroyer Funeral Home Chapel in LaFayette, AL.


Funeral Services will be Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 12:00 p.m. CST, at Silmon-Seroyer Funeral Home Chapel in LaFayette, AL, Rev. Henry Cooper, Officiating.


Burial will follow at New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery in Camp Hill, AL.


Mr. Buchanan leaves to cherish his memories, a faithful and devoted son, Reginald T. Buchanan; two precious granddaughters, Tiana “BaBa” Buchanan and Karrington “Ba-Ba” Buchanan; one brother-in-law, Arthur “Moosie” (Katherine) Rowell; a dedicated bonus daughter, Ms. Keisha Montgomery; and a host of other relatives and friends.


To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Mr. Luther Buchanan, please visit our floral store.


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