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Local News For Thursday, September, 15th, 2022

Good morning y’all, and now a little news to get you up and going. weather-wise, it will be sunny, warm, and a bit breezy this Thursday. Highs 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:

Casey Burton, 32, Selma, FTA Poss Controlled Substance, FTA Poss Drug Paraphernalia

From Lanett

  1. Lamarkis Carr, 20, of Valley, AL arrested for Attempting to Elude Law Enforcement

Lanett Police also reported the following incidents:

Burglary 3rd and Theft 1st were reported in the 1400 Block 19th PL SW.

Criminal Trespass 1st and Criminal Mischief 3rd were reported in the 200 Block S 3rd Ave.

Burglary 3rd and Theft of Property 2nd were reported in the 1000 Block E 3rd Ave.

Theft of Property 4th was reported in the 3800 Block of 27th St Sw.

From Valley, Police reported the following incidents:

2500 Block of 16th Avenue

Incident / Offense

Theft of Property 4th Degree (16 reports)

2500 Block of 16th Avenue

Incident / Offense

Theft of Property 3rd Degree

4500 Block of Fairfax Bypass

Incident / Offense

B&E Of A Motorvehicle/ Theft of Property 3rd Degree

2100 Block of 40th St.

Incident / Offense

Criminal Mischief 1st Degree

100 Block of Gates Street

Incident / Offense

Shooting Into An Unoccupied Building/ Dwelling

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:

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 are scheduled for Friday, September 16, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. EDT in the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Chapel in Valley. The Reverend Rusty Tate and Reverend Jerry Ledbetter will officiate, with graveside service to follow in Johnson Memorial Gardens Cemetery with full military honors.

The family will receive relatives and friends during visitation at the funeral home on Thursday, September 15, 2022, from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. EDT.

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.

Flowers will be accepted, or in lieu, donations can be made to the Gary Sinise Foundation in memory of Reverend Bell.

Please visit to leave a kind message for his family, share a memory of Reverend Bell, or light a Remembrance Candle in his memory.

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

Ms. Beverly Gale Gordon Rollins, age 71, of Huguley, Alabama passed away on Tuesday, September 13th, 2022 in Opelika, Alabama.

Beverly was born on February 21st, 1949 in Langdale, Alabama. She was a dedicated mother, a loving grandmother, and a faithful friend to all who knew her. She never met a stranger and was always kind and fun-loving as well as a dedicated Alabama fan.

Beverly is survived by her sons, Corey Norrell (Gary) and Chad Rollins (Jen); grandchildren, Johnathan, Chase, Chandler, and Joselyn Rollins; sister, Stacie Gordon; additional family members, Christy Merritt, Heather Bayles (Austin), Christin Deupree (Josh), Cooper Deupree, Austin Simpson (Nicole), Gracie Bayles, and Catherine Bayles.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Eulice Gordon and Mary Ellen Gordon; sister, Rzora Daniel; brother, Dale Gordon.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 15th, 2022 at 11:00 AM (EST) at the Fairfax United Methodist Church in Valley, Alabama. Interment will follow in Johnson Memorial Gardens. The Reverend Kevin Pigg and the Reverend Mark McGee will officiate. Beverly’s family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 PM (EST) at the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley.

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

Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley directing.

Mrs. Linda S. Watson, age 79, of Valley, Alabama passed away at her residence on Sunday, September 11, 2022.

Linda was born on September 7, 1943, in West Point, Georgia to the late Richard Lyons and Jewell Cook Lyons. She was also preceded in death by her son Jeff Miles, sisters, Betty Ann Shirley and Martha Elsie Davis.

Mrs. Watson was a very family-oriented lady who loved her husband, her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

She enjoyed reading, watching the University of Alabama football, caring for herself and all animals, and she enjoyed camping and fishing before her health declined.

She is survived by her husband of 42 years Ray Darvis Watson; daughter, Jennifer Ann Hitchcock (Ken); grandchildren, Brittany Stapleton (Ben), Leslie Kowalczyk (Adam), Jamie Hitchcock (Fiancé, Amber DeLosantos), Sheila Malone, Jeffrey “Bubba” Miles, Josh Miles (Star); great-grandchildren, Addie Stapleton, Emmalyn Stapleton, Kenley Stapleton, Adina Kowalczyk, Hunter Arndt (Samantha); numerous extended family members and friends.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 15, 2022, at 2:00 P.M. EDT at the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home chapel in Valley with interment following in Johnson Memorial Gardens. Her family will be receiving friends at the funeral home Wednesday evening from 6:00 P.M. EDT until 8:00 P.M. EDT.

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

Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley is directing.

Vines Funeral Home announces the passing of Mr. Willie C. Phillips, of LaFayette who passed away on Monday, September 12, 2022, at LaFayette Extended Care, LaFayette.

Funeral arrangements are pending

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