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Local News, For Wednesday, August 17th, 2022



Good morning y’all, and now a little news to get you up and going. weather-wise, according to WTVM weather, rain coverage doesn’t look too terribly widespread this Wednesday. However, a few passing showers or storms are possible at any time starting mid-morning as a cluster of storms moves down from Arkansas and Mississippi. Coverage should be on the spotty side as a whole. Highs will generally be in the 86-89 range and could top out 90 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:


Michael Neal Webb, 61, of Five Points, AL was arrested Failure to Appear - DUI

Christopher Franklin Varner, 55, of Lanett, AL was arrested for Failure to Appear - Child Support

Jalen Jamal Carlisle, 28, of Lanett, Al was arrested for Probation Violation

Steve Wright, 51, of Lanett, AL was arrested for Failure to Pay - Child Support.


From Lanett


1. John Robertson, 30, of Roanoke, AL arrested for Failure to Appear.


2. Jacquez Harris, 33, of Valley, AL arrested for Failure to Appear.



Lanett Police also reported the following incidents:


1. Identity Theft reported in the 1400 Blk S 8th Ct.


2. Criminal Trespass 1st reported in the 1400 Blk N 6th Ave.


3. Theft 1st reported in the 1000 Blk S 13th Ave.


Nothing at this time from Valley


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 10:00 A.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 light a Remembrance Candle in her memory.

Brenda Sivell of Lanett, AL, formerly of LaGrange, GA, passed away on August 10, 2022, at East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika.


Mrs. Sivell was born to Lewis and Estelle McClurg on February 21, 1948, in Lagrange, GA. She was a graduate of LaGrange High School, The University of Georgia, and Columbus State University. She was a beloved elementary school teacher of over 28 years with the Muscogee County School System and the Troup County School System. Mrs. Sivell loved to travel and spend time with her family. She was a loving mother and grandmother who had a kind, giving spirit.


Mrs. Sivell leaves behind two children, Beth (Jason) Grant of Five Points, AL, and, Benji Sivell of Lanett, AL; her grandchildren AJ, Bo, Autumn, & Luke Grant and Nevaeh and AJ Sivell; her sister, Kay (Jim) Penny of Chattanooga, TN.


A memorial service will be held at a later date.


Please visit Mrs. Sivell’s Memorial Tribute page at www.johnsonbrownservicefh.com to leave a condolence for her family, share a memory of Mrs. Sivell, or light a Remembrance Candle in her memory.


Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley directing.


John Lawrence “Larry” Motley, Sr., 79, of Lanett, Alabama, passed away on Friday, August 12, 2022, at Bethany House in Auburn, Alabama. Larry reunited with the love of his life, Shirley, wife of 53 years.


Larry was born in West Point, Georgia on January 31, 1943, to the late Wilmot Eugene Motley, and LaMerle Harrison Motley of Lanett, Alabama. Brothers Gene, David, and Bobby also preceded him in death.


Larry, most lovingly known by most as “Dobby”, is survived by his son, John Lawrence Motley, Jr., of Lanett, Alabama; his daughter, Laurin Motley (Jeff) Jennings of Lake Harding, Alabama; 4 beautiful grandchildren – Mitchell Jennings, Drew Jennings, Tripp Motley, and Jayden Motley; and brother, Jim Motley of Columbus, Georgia.


Larry grew up in Lanett, attending Lanett schools where he played football and basketball, and was a member of a 4-man quartet. In his senior year of high school, he was Vice-President of his class, Captain of the football team, and voted Most Athletic and Most Popular by his classmates. He graduated from Lanett High School in 1961 and attended his 61st Class Reunion last month. He is a true Panther! Following high school, Larry attended Troy University in Troy, Alabama, and graduated in 1967.


On July 1, 1967, Larry married Shirley Bradley Motley of Lanett, Alabama. They had a wonderful life together with their children and grandchildren.


Larry worked for West Point Pepperell in West Point, Georgia his entire career as an Industrial Engineer in Quality Control, and later as a Supervisor for West Point Graphics until his retirement in 2004.


Larry loved Auburn and often discussed football and basketball with Tripp. It is incredible how much these two knew about the players and coaches. Both shared a love for NASCAR. Dobby always sent a family text as a reminder of an upcoming race, then followed with a thumbs up or thumbs down if one of his favorite drivers did not win.


Dobby and Jayden shared a love for music. This brought many fun times of singing or playing the guitar and keyboard. Dobby made sure to let Jayden shine most of the time, but “Jerry Lee Motley” would find his way out to entertain a crowd.


Drew kept Dobby on the road with baseball games, as he never wanted to miss an inning. Dobby threw out the first pitch to Drew during his senior year at Auburn High School to honor Shirley, and others that were battling cancer. Drew has Larry’s dark, wavy hair and his ability to steal the dance floor.