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Local News For Monday, October 17th, 2022

Good morning y’all, and now a little news to get you up and going. weather-wise, clouds mixed with some sun on this Monday; we’ll call it partly sunny. It will be mild and turning breezy right ahead of a game-changing cold front! Winds will be gusting between 20 and 25 mph this afternoon and evening. Highs mostly between 75 and 80 degrees.

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. Jesse Strickland, 31, Decatur, Theft or Property 2nd, Possession Marijuana 2nd

2. Elish Smith, 37, Roanoke, Harassing Communications

3. Huy Nguyen, 56, Anniston, FTA Expired Tag

4. Shaneika Martin, 43, Lafayette, DUI, FTP No Insurance

5. Jean Long, 32, Opelika, Public Intoxication, Disorderly Conduct

6. Cedric Ray, 42, Opelika, FTP Driving Revoked x2

7. William Osborne, 35, Lafayette, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

From Lanett

1. Jeterrio Booker, 33, of Lanett, AL arrested for Failure to Appear.

2. Nancy Perkins, 46, of Opelika, AL arrested for DUI.

3. Torrence Greene, 26, of Manchester, GA arrested for Failure to Appear.

4. David Bell, 26, of Valley, AL arrested for Failure to Appear.

Lanett Police also reported the following incidents:

1. Theft 4th reported in the 800 Blk S Gilmer Ave.

2. Theft 4th reported in the 3000 Blk S Phillips Rd.

3. Harassment reported in the 300 Blk S 3rd Ave.

4. Harassment and Theft 4th reported in the 1000 Blk E 3rd Ave.

5. Burglary 3rd, Theft 3rd reported in the 1000 Blk of Co Rd 510.

6. Burglary 3rd reported in the 200 Blk N 18th St.

7. Robbery 1st reported in the 1800 Blk Magnolia Rd.

8. Unlawful Breaking/Entering a Motor Vehicle, Theft 4th reported in the 1000 Blk S 12th Ave.

From Valley

Telina Lynn Breeze, 40 of Valley, charged with Obstruction of Governmental Operations

Jennifer Nicole Nelson, 41 of Valley, charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Martin Mejia Bartolon, 28 of Opelika, charged with Driving Under the Influence

Michael Robert Cotney, 43 of Valley, charged with Failure to Appear-Expired Tag

Julian Alexander Favors, 20 of Auburn, charged with Failure to Appear-Driving While Suspended

Ryan Scott Moncus, 38 of Lanett, charged with Obstruction of Governmental Operations

Valley Police also reported the following incidents:

Report of a Theft of Property 1st (15’ Utility Trailer with Grill) in the 200 block of WF Burns Drive

Report of a Change Bills-Circulating in the 3500 block of 20th Avenue

Report of a Criminal Mischief 3rd in the 1700 block of 55th Street

Report of a Possession of Marijuana 2nd in the 2900 block of 20th Avenue

Report of a Breaking and Entering of a Motor Vehicle in the 3600 block of 23rd Avenue

Report of a Harassment Shawmut Airport

Report of a Child in Need of Supervision in the 2000 block of US Highway 29

Report of a Duty to Give Information and Render Aid in the 5000 block of Fairfax Bypass

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:

Mrs. Debbie Adams Brand, age 63, of Lanett, Alabama passed away on Tuesday, October 11, 2022, at the Bethany House in Auburn, Alabama.

Mrs. Brand was born in West Point, Georgia on January 15, 1959, to the late Walter Adams and Florence Puckett Adams. She was also preceded in death by a sister and a brother Mary Adams Blair and Tony Adams.

Mrs. Brand was an avid Auburn University football fan. She also enjoyed cooking and watching her favorite television series and or shows such as “Longmire” and the “Homicide Hunter” with Joe Kenda.

However, her greatest love was her family, especially her grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 17, 2022, at 2:00 P.M. EDT at the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home chapel in Valley. Her family will be receiving friends at the funeral home Monday from 1:00 P.M. EDT until the service begins.

She is survived by her husband Jack Brand; son, Nicholas Daniel; siblings, Louise Workman (Kevin), Jeannene Sanders (David), Ricky Adams (Sandra); grandchildren, Olivia L. Daniel, Amelia N. Daniel; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members, and friends.

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

Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley is directing.

Diane Fullerton Coker, 75, of Valley, AL passed away Thursday, October 13, 2022, at EAMC-Lanier.

Diane was born on September 29, 1947, to Rhuel & Ethel Fullerton of River View, AL. She lived in River View all of her life until her health no longer permitted. She was a member of River View Baptist Church.

Diane attended River View School and Valley High School. After graduating high school, Diane married Elbert Coker in June of 1966. After their marriage, Elbert was deployed to Vietnam. Later that year, Diane’s mother and father unexpectedly passed away. Together they raised Diane’s brother, Corey. They were later blessed with two sons of their own, Brandon and Dustin.

She is survived by two sons, Brandon Coker & Dustin Coker; granddaughter, Everleigh Coker (Miles); niece, McCall Keeble (Trent); sister-in-law, Suzy Fullerton; sister-in-law, Reba Hamer (Pete); brother-in-law, Richard Coker (Shirley); sister-in-law, Carolyn Coker; brother-in-law, Billy Knowles and her best friend, Molly Coker.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Rhuel & Ethel Fullerton; her husband of 52 years, Elbert Coker; and her brother, Corey Fullerton.

Graveside services will be 2:00 PM EST Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at Fairview Cemetery with Rev. Lanny Sledge officiating. Visitation will follow at the graveside.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to River View Baptist Church.

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

Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley, AL Directing

Mr. Whitman D. Bradley, Sr., age 88, passed away on October 12th, 2022 at Arbor Springs of Opelika, AL.

He was born on May 8th, 1934, to parents Tom N. and Novella Abner Bradley in Randolph County, AL. He attended school in Wedowee, AL and joined the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean War. After being discharged, he attended a technical school in the Birmingham, AL area where he trained in cabinetry. He spent most of his adult life in the Fairfax community of Valley, AL.

After working for West Point Pepperell in the transportation department as a long haul truck driver, he retired and bought Big Chic Restaurant in West Point, GA and changed the name to Whit’s Chic. He later opened a second Whit’s Chic in Fairfax. After retiring a second time he mostly worked on wood crafts with his wife, Bobbie. He was a member of Fairview Baptist Church in Fairfax, where he served as Sunday School Superintendent and on the Board of Deacons for several years.

He is survived by his four children, Sheila Woodall (Eric) of Opelika, AL, Whit Bradley, Jr. (Robin) of Valley, AL, Sharon Turner of Auburn, AL, and Cherie Cline (Jerry) of Cherryville, NC; seven grandchildren, Blake Bradley (Kira) of Lanett, AL, BJ Wallace (Tori) of Beulah, AL, Adam Cline (Alex) of Tucson, AZ, Jared Cline (Layla) of Cherryville, NC, Steve Sanders (Charley) of Valley, AL, and Kaci Cline; two great-grandchildren, Jacob Bradley of Lanett, AL and Olivia Cline of Tucson, AZ. He is also survived by three brothers, Donald Bradley of Roanoke, AL, Ford Bradley of Rainsville, AL, and Larry Bradley of Wedowee, AL; sister, Debbie Sellers of Roanoke, AL.

Mr. Bradley was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Bobbie Hand Bradley; two brothers, Hulon and Victor Bradley; and a granddaughter, Whitney Bradley.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, October 16th, 2022 at the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home Chapel in Valley with burial in Fairfax Cemetery. The Reverend Rusty Letson officiated.

Please visit Mr. Bradley’s Memorial Tribute page at to leave a kind word for his family, to share a memory of Mr. Bradley, or to light a Remembrance Candle in his memory.

Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley directing.

Mrs. Reba Newby Carter, 91, of Valley, Alabama passed away on Thursday, October 13, 2022, at the East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika.

Mrs. Carter was born on April 18, 1931, to the late Jim Collins Newby and Verdie Johnson Newby.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Shawmut.

She loved her family, her church family, and her Lord Jesus Christ. As a lady of great faith, she recognized her blessings in life and often used the phrase “Blessed Beyond Measure”.

She loved the outdoors, working in her yard, and all of her pets.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, October 15, 2022, at the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home chapel in Valley with burial following in Hillcrest Cemetery in Lanett. The Reverend Chuck Anderson officiated.

She is survived by her three sons and their wives, Ronnie and Connie Carter, Valley, Alabama, Gene and Becky Carter, Montgomery, Alabama, Travis and Wanda Carter, Valley, Alabama; grandchildren, Ben Carter, Jennie Carter Sibley, Christin Carter Doyal, Allison Carter Hudson, Andrew Carter; great-grandchildren, Caroline Sibley, Jack Sibley, Jenna Sibley, Ella Carter, Addie Carter, Lane Carter, Lance Doyal, Lindsey Doyal, Chase Hudson; one great-granddaughter on the way; sister, Emma Newby Ross; numerous extended family members and friends.

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

Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley is directing.

Davis Memorial Mortuary announces the passing of Mrs. Hattie Sims Buchanan, a resident of Tuskegee, AL, who passed on Thursday, October 6th, 2022, at her residence.

Graveside Services were on Friday, October 14th, 2022 at Ashdale Cemetery, 901 Wright St., Tuskegee, AL with Pastor Jonathan L. Pemberton officiating and Bishop Gregory Tucker, Eulogist. Davis Memorial Mortuary of Valley directing.

Mrs. Buchanan was the daughter of the late Marlin & Marie Grimmett Sims and the wife of the late Ted Buchanan, Sr.

Her survivors include: seven children, Ted (Merdice) Buchanan, Jr., Fairlawn, OH, Marion Buchanan, Cordelle, GA, Ernestine (Jay) Grimmett, Winston, GA, Reginal (Linda) Buchanan, Tuskegee, AL, John (Brenda) Buchanan, Enterprise, AL, Phyllis (Michael) Hoskins and Paul Buchanan both of Fayetteville, GA; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Florine Pace, Tuskegee, AL; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Bluffton Funeral Services announces the passing of the following:

The family of Ida Faye Bell is saddened to announce her passing on October 12, 2022, at Piedmont Columbus Regional Midtown. Ida passed away peacefully at the age of 89 with her devoted family by her side.

Ida was born and raised in Valley, Alabama. She graduated from Valley High School and then attended Georgia Baptist College where she obtained a nursing degree. She is most well-known for her long and storied career as a nurse, working for many years in various nursing roles at Lanier Hospital and later in the local textile mills as an occupational health nurse. It is hard to find someone local who doesn’t have a story about a time when “Mrs. Ida” nursed them back to health in some way.

Ida was a steadfast and faithful member of Langdale United Methodist Church. She was a proud member of the Fellodians Sunday School class. She truly had a servant’s heart and loved serving with the Interfaith Food Closet, the Bread Basket Club, and weekly soup kitchen ministries. Ida enjoyed donating to various missions and charities, both locally and around the world. Only Heaven knows the number of lives touched by her giving. She also loved to travel with her close friends and later, both of her grandchildren.

Ida is survived by her daughter, Jenny (Terry) Reaves of Valley; her grandchildren, Dr. Jessica (Jonathan) Ledford of LaGrange, Georgia, and Dr. Charles “Chet” (Katelyn) Reaves of Newnan, Georgia; and her two great-grandchildren, Beau and Blaire Ledford. If you know Ida well, you also know that she cherished her special relationship with her “grandpup”, Hattie.

Ida was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Charles “Bogie” Bell, Jr. and her twin brother, Joe Wooley.

A memorial service was held on Sunday, October 16th, 2022 at Langdale United Methodist Church in Valley with the Reverend Dr. Tim Alexander, Reverend Tori Hastings and Dr. Jason Etherton will officiating.

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

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

Mr. Bubber “Jack” Finley, Jr., 84 of LaFayette, AL passed away on Wednesday, October 12th , 2022.

Graveside Services will be held on Monday, October 17, 2022, 1:00 PM CST at Sardis Baptist Church Cemetery in Camp Hill, AL, with Rev. Sanders Higgins, Officiating.

Mr. Finley is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Finley of LaFayette, AL; children: John Finley, James H. Finley, Darrell L. Finley, Mary “Jackie” Finley, all of LaFayette, AL, Orenthial J. Finley (Stephanie) of LaFayette, AL and Eula Faye Brown of Birmingham, AL, sisters: Ethella Bailey of LaFayette, AL and Wyvonne Edison (Butch) of Huntsville, TX, 12 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren and a host of family and friends.

Mr. Willie E. Hambrick, 71 of LaFayette, AL passed away on Monday, October 10th, 2022.

Funeral Services was held on Saturday, October 15th, 2022, at Rehope Baptist Church in LaFayette, AL, with Pastor Harvey Jones, Officiating.

Mr. Hambrick is survived by his loving companion, JoeAnn Johnson, five children: Jerome (Dilinda) Staples, Beverly Heard, Victoria Staples, Monica (Lamont) Davis, Adrian Strickland, fifteen grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, six sisters: Ella Staples, Jimmie Ruth Zachery, Latasha (Willie) Holloway, Shirley McPherson, Thersia (Jerry) Dowdell, and Yolanda Watkins; two brothers, Melvin Hambrick and Mitchell (Glenda) Hambrick, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

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