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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 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.

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.

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

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

Mrs. Diane F. Daniel, 69 of Roanoke, AL passed away on Tuesday, September 13, 2022.

Funeral Services will be Monday, September 19, 2022, at 1:00 PM CST at New Beginning Outreach Ministry in Roanoke, AL, with Bishop Tom Staples, Jr., Officiating; Rev. Douglas Jones, Sr. Eulogist. Burial will follow in Skyview Memorial Gardens in Five Points, AL.

Mrs. Daniel is survived by her husband, John (Junior) Daniel, daughter and caregiver, Iris (Carlos) Daniel, son, Willie Autrey, Jr., all of Roanoke, AL; bonus daughter, Jennifer McGuire, Buford, GA, grandchildren: Jakeia Autrey, Tianna Daniel, Monique (De) Abner, Jabreka Foster, Jaquez Trammell, Someria Wyrck, Takara Houston, Tyshawn Hill, and Chandler Reeder, great-grandchildren: Serenity Abner and D’Kyon Foster; sisters, Gloria Wofford and Georgia Ann (Chris) Hendricks, both of Roanoke, AL, bonus grandsons: Derrian and Damian Brown; special great-niece, Bianca Wofford; a very special lifelong friends, Joann Holloway and Hazel Staples; a host of nieces, nephews, sisters, and brothers-in-law, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Mr. William H. Stone, 73 of Dadeville, AL passed away on Thursday, September 8, 2022, at Russell Medical Center in Alexander City, AL.

Funeral Services were held on Saturday, September 17, 2022, at Sardis Missionary Baptist Church in Dadeville, AL, with Pastor William Perry, Jr., Eulogist, Reverend Mark Rogers, Officiating.

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, 82, of LaFayette passed away on Monday, September 12, 2022, at LaFayette Extended Care, in LaFayette. Graveside services were held on Saturday, September 17, 2022, at Essie J. Handy Cemetery, in LaFayette with Rev. G. H. Pulliam. officiating.

Mr. Phillips is survived by his twin daughters: Shelia & Shelly Phillips, Montgomery; three brothers: L.C. Combs, Lanett, Bobby Lee Phillips, and David Phillips both of LaFayette: five sisters: Mae Emma Vines, Marie Phillips, and Debra Phillips all of LaFayette, Linda (Denard) Burnett, Tallassee, and Doris Fay (Willie) Brown, Valley and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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