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Local News For Monday, September, 19th, 2022



Good morning y’all, and now a little news to get you up and going. weather-wise, it will be mostly sunny this Monday. Turning hot and a bit breezy this afternoon. Highs between 87 and 91 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. Phillip Williams, 34, Lafayette, Grand Jury Indictments for Burglary 3rd and Theft of Property 3rd


2. James Akins-Whaley, 22, Lanett, Rape 2nd


3. Christopher Bozeman, 27, Cusseta, Grand Jury Indictment for Aggravated Animal Cruelty


4. Adrian Thomas, 30, Valley, FTP Possession of Marijuana 2nd


From Lanett


Eddie Leon Griggs, age 57 of Lanett, AL was charged with Public Intoxication

Tyler Wayne Johnson, age 26 of Lanett, AL was charged with Failure to Appear for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Josulin Marjanea Meadows, age 27 of Lafayette, AL was charged with Failing to Appear-Traffic for Driving While Suspended


John Cecil Buchanan, age 57 of Jacksons Gap, AL was charged with 3 counts of Failing to Appear-Traffic for Operating a Vehicle without Insurance, Switched Tag, and Driving While Suspended

Doris Marie Boger, age 38 of Valley, AL was charged with Public Intoxication and Disorderly Conduct

Lanett Police also reported the following incidents:


Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle was reported in the 700 block of S. 11th St.

Criminal Mischief 3rd was reported in the 1000 block of S. Jennings Ave.

Harassing Communications was reported in the 300 block of S 11th Ave.

Theft of Property 3rd and Fraudulent Use of a Debit/Credit Card was reported in the 300 block of S 3rd Ave.

Theft of Property 3rd was reported in the 800 block of S Gilmer Ave.

Burglary 3rd was reported in the 1000 block of S Jennings Ave.


Valley Police reported the following incidents:


400 Block of River Road

Incident / Offense

Theft of Property 3rd Degree


2300 Block of 14th Avenue

Incident / Offense

Criminal Mischief 2nd Degree


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. Sharon Fulghum Richardson, 86, of Little Texas, AL, and a former resident of Lanett passed away Thursday, September 15, 2022, at the Lanier Nursing Home in Valley.


Graveside services will be held on Monday, September 19, 2022, at 11:00 AM EST from Johnson Memorial Gardens in Valley with Rev. Tim Calloway officiating.


Mrs. Richardson was born in Lanett on April 18, 1936. She was a graduate of Lanett High School. She worked at Jacob’s Pharmacy in West Point in the 50’s & 60’s, and then worked for West Point Pepperell. She loved to look after her cats and dogs, working in the garden with her husband, reading and growing roses. She was a member of Shawmut Christian Church, where she loved her church family and friends dearly.


She is survived by her daughter, Sherry Luhta (Tommy); a son, Dale Richardson; grandchildren, Summer Patterson, Jason Morgan, Marcus Luhta (Deanna), Justin Richardson (Liz), & Levi Richardson (Jessica); great-grandchildren, Liam Richardson, Rhys Richardson, Brennan Richardson, Mercy Richardson, Anna Claire Richardson, Aiden Richardson, & Thomas James Luhta. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Syrvillia Noles Fulghum, her husband, Hershel, a great-grandson, Oliver Ellis Richardson, and her brother, Wayne Fulghum.

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


Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley, AL Directing


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 were held on Friday, September 16, 2022, in the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Chapel in Valley with the Reverend Rusty Tate and Reverend Jerry Ledbetter will officiating, with full military honors.


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.