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Local News For Thursday, August 11th, 2022



Good morning y’all, and now a little news to get you up and going. weather-wise, it will be mostly cloudy on this Thursday. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will increase throughout the day. While we’ll have a few showers around this morning, the highest rain coverage is expected from late morning through late afternoon with some storms rumbling past sunset. Highs mostly in the mid to upper 80s.

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:


Steven Sanders, 45, Valley FTA Driving Revoked

From Lanett


Steven Brian Sanders, age 45 of Lanett, Al was charged with Failure to Appear (Traffic)

Lucius Jaqulius Jones, age 35 of Lanett, Al was charged with Possession of Marijuana 1st and Attempting to Elude

Charlene Ladawn Kelley, age 37 of Valley, Al was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia x 2, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Promoting Prison Contraband


Lanett Police also reported the following incidents:


Theft of Property 1st was reported in the 900 block of S 8th St.

Harassment was reported in the 100 block of N Gilmer Ave.

Fraudulent Use of a Debit Card was reported in the 1400 block of S 6th St.

Criminal Trespass 3rd was reported in the 1800 block of 32nd Dr. Sw.


From Valley


Anthony Loren Shelton, 51 of Lanett, was charged with Possession of Marijuana 1st and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia


Valley Police also report the following incident:


Theft of Property 3rd (Merchandise) in the 3500 block of 20th Avenue


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:


Mary “Jane” Dunn Mason of Florence left this life Saturday, August 6, 2022, at her home in Florence, Mississippi. She was 79 years old.


Mrs. Mason was born in West Point, GA, to Curtis and Gladys Dunn. After a short marriage that produced two children, she met the love of her life and married Bobbie Lee Mason. After moving to Mississippi, she attended and graduated from the school of Nursing, at Hinds Jr. College in 1979. She worked as a nurse for the next 41 years, helping those that needed her. She was also an avid Alabama football fan.


Along with her parents, Jane is preceded in death by her husband, Bobbie Lee Mason; sisters, Shelia and Janice; brother, Curtis “Bubba” Jr.; son, Randy; stepsons, Stephen and Mike.

She is survived by her daughter, Jackie; sons, Bobbie Lee, Jr. and Richard; 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.


Her devotion to her family, friends, football, and work will always be remembered and cherished.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 10:00A.M. EDT at Langdale Cemetery.


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

Alice Bernice Bonner, age 74, of Valley, AL passed at EAMC-Opelika on Wednesday,

August 3rd, 2022. She was born on September 15, 1947, in Wisner, LA to

The late Leo & Audrey Wright.


She was preceded in death by her two brothers, Sonny Wright & Roger Wright, and her son, James Bonner.


Alice is survived by her daughter, Lisa Scott (Damon) of Valley, Al.; three

grandchildren, Brittany Bonner, of Valley, AL; Brandon Bonner (Margarita)

of Salem, AL, and Rebekah Shaddix (Josh) of Opelika, AL; her sister, Carolyn

Banderia of Brandon, Mississippi; her beloved life partner, Thomas Pintar

(aka)” Papa Tom”. For the past 20 years, he was the love of her life.


He spoiled her with trips around the world. She has four great-grandchildren, Kenadee Foster, Millie Jane Bonner, Barrett, and Eliana Bonner; along with nieces and nephews and bonus great-grandchildren.


She was called granny by all who knew and loved her. If you knew her, you

would only see the strong woman she was and she was our rock. It is now time for

us to be hers. She loved and served the Lord Jesus and was a member of the Fairview Baptist Church, in Valley.


Her hobbies were crafts, cooking, sewing planting flowers, and feeding her grand fur babies, Gus & Bella. She worked at West Point Stevens for many years.


She will be laid to rest in the Arms of Jesus on Friday, August 12, 2022, with a memorial service at 2:00 PM EST at the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley, Alabama with Rev. Tim Bass officiating.


Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. 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


Ms. Deborah Jean “Debbye” LeNoir, age 69, of Lanett, Alabama passed away on Saturday, August 6th, 2022 with family by her side.


Ms. LeNoir was born in West Point, Georgia on May 5th, 1953 to the late Esco A. LeNoir, Jr. and the late Mattie Pike LeNoir. She was also preceded in death by her three sisters, Donna McMillan, Nancy French, and Linda Webb; and her brother, Sonny LeNoir.


She is survived by her daughter, Crystal LeNoir Sanders; her brother, Robin LeNoir (Gena); her two beloved grandchildren, Jade and Devin Sanders; also with special mention of all her loving nieces and nephews.


Ms. LeNoir loved her friends and family and never let them leave her presence without blowing them kisses and saying “love you, love you, love you”. Those kisses and her unconditional love will forever be misse