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Local News For Wendsday , May 11th, 2022

Good morning y’all, and now a little news to get you up and going. weather-wise, mostly sunny on this Wednesday with a few clouds coming in from the north and a bit of a breeze from time to time. Highs mostly in the mid 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:

1. Zapporiah Hutchinson, 23, Lanett, Grand Jury Indictment for Murder

2. Marcus Nunley, 31, Auburn, FTA Suspended x2, FTA Speeding

3. Chester Ogle, 50, Valley, Possession Controlled Substance

From Lanett

John Larkin, 40, of Valley, AL arrested for Disorderly Conduct.

Lanett Police also report the following incidents:

1. Theft 4th reported in the 5000 Blk of Cusseta Rd.

2. Criminal Trespass 3rd reported in the 1400 Blk of S 8th St.

and from Valley

Stephen Charlton Williams, 34 from Jacksons Gap

Bail Jumping 2nd Degree X2

Valley Police also report the following incidents:

300 Block of MLK Drive

Incident / Offense


1800 Block of 30th Street

Incident / Offense

Theft of Property 1st Degree Motor vehicle

2400 Block of Ben Brown Road

Incident / Offense

Permitting k9 to Run At Large

3300 Block of 20th Avenue

Incident / Offense

Forgery Creating Paper MoneyPossession of a Forged Instrument 1st Degree

and now Obituary's brought to you by Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home, providing dignified service since 1900.

Johnson Brown Funeral Home announces the passing of Mrs. Deborah Brown Buchanan, 69, of Valley, Alabama passed away on Saturday, May 7, 2022, at her residence.

Mrs. Buchanan was born in Langdale, Alabama on July 25, 1952 to the late David Lee Brown and Mattie Frances Brown. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Phillip Wayne Buchanan, Sr., son, Phillip Wayne Buchanan, Jr., siblings, Jennifer Diane Brown, Robert Andrew “Randy” Brown, and Jimmy Lee Brown.

Deborah was a member of Davidson Baptist Church in West Point, Georgia, where she was a very active member.

She enjoyed bowling and was a happy camper spending time at West Point Lake with her friends.

She was retired as a school bus driver from the Chambers County Board of Education.

Mrs. Buchanan is survived by her daughters, Natalie Buchanan Eldridge (John), Della Buchanan Cheeney (John); grandchildren, John (Danielle) Cheeney, Justin (Samantha) Cheeney, Phillip (Jennifer) Buchanan, Connor Buchanan, Blythe Buchanan, Ethan Buchanan, Jax Cheeney; 5 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 2:00P.M. EDT at the Davidson Baptist Church in West Point, Georgia. Her family will be receiving friends at the church Monday evening from 6:00P.M. EDT until 8:00P.M. EDT. Brother Howard Longshore and Brother John E. Eldridge, Jr. officiating.

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

Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley is directing.

Johnson Brown also announces the passing of the following:

Marshall Strickland, affectionately known as “Uncle Bah”, age 79, of Cusseta, Alabama passed away on Saturday, May 7, 2022, at his residence.

Mr. Strickland was born in Langdale, Alabama on June 26, 1942, to the late Warner Strickland and Valera Johnson Strickland.

Mr. Strickland was a hardworking man with a wonderful sense of humor. His friends often referred to him as a “card”.

Marshall enjoyed working in his yard and he loved his rose garden. He also enjoyed gardening, fishing, watching the University of Alabama football, and the Atlanta Braves.

He is survived by his wife, Pearlene Strickland; children, Toni Adams (Nathan), Matt Strickland, Melissa Royster; grandchildren, Paris Ruddock, Jacob Van Wettering (Bridget), Matthew Strickland, Joseph Gore (Kim Dean), Raiden Strickland, Brandon Ruddock (Elizabeth); great-grandchildren, Destiny, Preston, and Brooklyn Baltes, Madison Dean, Dalton Dean.

Services will be announced at a later date.

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

Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley is directing.

Bluffton Funeral Services announces the passing of On May 6, 2022, James Fred Shirley, who passed away at his home in Lanett.

He was born March 3, 1938. He graduated from Goshen High School in 1956 and continued his education at Troy State where he graduated with a BSA in education in 1960. He moved to the Valley area and taught first at Lafayette-Lanier Elementary School. In 1971 he continued his teaching career at Springwood School as a teacher and as Assistant Head Master until his retirement in 2000.