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Charter Foundation awards customer-selected grants
Charter Foundation awards customer-selected grants

Shown above are representatives of this year's CharterBank customer selected grant recipients. Springwood School, Sav-A-Life and the Interfaith Food Closet have each received $5,000, thanks to voting by CharterBank customers. Holding the facsimile check at center are Leslie Smith, Charter Foundation board member; Julie Ambrose, vice president, Troup-Valley region, CharterBank; and Susan Bullock, assistant vice president, branch manager/business development, CharterBank. In back, from left, are Steve Tramell, Ellen Collins, Rick Johnson and Anne Hixon, representing Springwood; Machelle Hall and Tony Collins, Sav-A-Life; and the Rev. Donnie Erwin-Brown, Albert Smith, Mary Elizabeth Lanier, Kay Billingslea and Rita Mullenix, Interfaith Food Closet. (Photo by Wayne Clark)


WEST POINT — The Charter Foundation, a private foundation endowed in 1994 by CharterBank (formerly Charter Federal Savings and Loan), has donated $5,000 to each of three local benevolent or educational organizations.

The recipients of the annual donations are determined by CharterBank customers through a vote held in each region where CharterBank has a full service location.

Awarded the $5,000 grants in the Valley area for 2014 are: Interfaith Food Closet, Sav-A-Life and Springwood School.

The voting program allows CharterBank customers to vote for three local nonprofit or charitable organizations to each receive a $5,000 Foundation grant. The Customer voting program is held each summer with voting taking place during June and July.

These grants are in addition to The Charter Foundation’s regular application grant cycles in May and November. Customer support of the program is vital, and indicates their desire to support organizations in their community.

“By involving CharterBank customers in the Foundation’s grant program, we underscore that CharterBank is not only involved with the local community, but is also directing its support toward the organizations and causes that our customers hold dear,” said CharterBank CEO Robert L. (Bob) Johnson.

Charter Financial Corporation is a savings and loan holding company and the parent company of CharterBank, a full-service community bank and a federal savings institution. CharterBank is headquartered in West Point, Georgia, and operates 15 full-service branches in East Alabama, West Georgia and the Florida Panhandle.

Chambers County gets assist with disposing of scrap tires on roads
Chambers County gets assist with disposing of scrap tires on roads


LaFAYETTE — Chambers County will be getting some assistance from the state in disposing of scrap tires left on county rights-of-way.

The Chambers County Commission, during Monday's regular meeting, approved a contract with the Alabama Department of Environmental Management that will provide for reimbursement of the cost of disposing of such scrap tires through the state's Scrap Tire Fund.

The reimbursement is limited to $180,000.

The commission has discussed a couple of locations in recent months where large numbers of scrap tires have been discarded and pose an environmental and public health hazard for residents in the area.

The commission also approved a 10-year solid waste plan for the county. Prior to the meeting, a public hearing was held on the proposed plan. No public comments were made.

Dale Story of Engineering Services Associates, the consultant for the county on developing the plan, said it will cover the generation, collection and disposal of solid waste in the county for the next 10 year, covering such areas as recycling, illegal dumping and the availability of landfill sites.

The plan covers all of Chambers County except the City of Valley, which has its own solid waste plan.

Commissioners also agreed to vacate property on County Road 13. J.C. Ledbetter, representing Ledbetter Land and Lumber Co. LLC, which owns the land adjacent to the roadway being vacated, said the road is used as dump site and serves no public purpose.

Commissioners took no action on a proposal to renew contracts with RDS for collection of county sales and use taxes, lodging tax, rental tax and business licenses.

Commissioner Debbie Wood said she had received complaints from several small businesses about RDS, and said she would like for the county to look at the matter further before renewing the contracts.

County Manager John Dendy said there was no rush on the contracts. Wood said the county had changed to RDS for its tax collection service to save money, but had already changed the contract from a three-year commitment to a one-year commitment because of earlier problems.

Dendy noted that the state Department of Revenue had a new program that was very competitive in its collection fees.

The motion to renew the contracts was withdrawn and the matter referred to the Rules, Ways and Means Committee.

County Engineer Josh Harvill had some bad news concerning paving projects in the county under ATRIP (Alabama Transportation Rehabilitation and Improvement Program).

Harvill said he had received a letter from the Alabama Department of Transportation notifying the county that East Alabama Paving, which is doing most of the ATRIP projects in the county, has run into material shortages. After reviewing the situation, ALDOT is suspending the time limits on some ATRIP projects in Chambers County. The projects will be done, Harvill stressed, but not on the original timetable.

For example, he said, a project that was originally scheduled for completion later this year might not be finished until April of next year.

He said that one affected project, Kilpatrick Road, would be getting some patching work done immediately to minimize winter damage, but the full project would not be completed until next year.

Commissioner David Eastridge commented on recent complaints he had received about the county highway department doing work on private property.

The complaints revolved around right-of-way work done near Bridges Travel Plaza at Exit 70 on I-85.

Eastridge said the county crews were working on public property, not private property, and that Harvill had carefully checked the boundary lines to make sure all the work done was on public property.

In other action at Monday's meeting the commissioners:

•Approved several annual bids for supplies, materials and services used by the Highway Department. They range from asphalt to metal pipes to fuel to concrete.

•Presented Commissioner Wood with a framed photograph of the cover photo on the Association of County Commissioners of Alabama magazine when she was ACCA president. Her term recently ended.

•Approved a contract with the Department of Youth Services for a bed at the detention center in Opelika at no cost to the county.

•Agreed to recess the meeting until 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, at which time the commission will consider adoption of the 2015 budget.

Point University plans homecoming week activities
Point University plans homecoming week activities


WEST POINT — Point University recently announced that it will kick off a weeklong homecoming celebration beginning the week of September 29.

The week will feature events that students, alumni and community members can participate in leading up to the Point University Skyhawks’ football game against Warner University on Oct. 4.

Local businesses are also encouraged to participate in the annual business banner competition. For more information about entering, please contact Alumni Relations Director Pam Ross at 706-385-1487.

Homecoming events include:

•Women’s soccer vs. Judson College at River Bowl Stadium Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 6 p.m.

•Community pep rally at West Point Gym Thursday, Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m.

•Alumni Men’s Basketball Game at West Point Gym Friday, Oct. 3 at 2 p.m.

•Choir Concert at the Point University Fine Arts Building Friday at 4, 6 and 8 p.m., with some surprises.

•Homecoming Hustle 5K race at Ram Stadium Saturday, Oct. 4 at 8:30 a.m.

•Hawk Walk at the Valley Fieldhouse Saturday at 10 a.m.

•Homecoming football game, Skyhawks vs. Warner University, Saturday at noon.

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No. 5 Lanett upset by region rival Ranburne 49-35
No. 5 Lanett upset by region rival Ranburne 49-35

By Scott Sickler

Sports Editor

LANETT— Five turnovers spelled doom for the No. 5-ranked Lanett Panthers (2-2, 1-1) Friday evening after a 49-35 loss to Ranburne High in AHSAA 2A-Region 5 play here at soggy Morgan-Washburn Stadium.

Lanett fell behind and played catch up all game in dropping a tough 49-35 contest to a very good Ranburne High team.

Despite a sensational, all-around game from senior all-state running back Marlon “MJ” Bridges with 257 yards rushing and three TDs as well as 14 tackles on defense, Lanett’s mistakes and less than stellar defensive play hurt as Ranburne grabbed the early lead and never looked back in posting the win.

Lanett fell behind 7-0 before tying the game at 5:32 of the first quarter on a four-play, 83-yard march for points.

The Panthers tied the game on a 75-yard scoring run from Bridges, one of three TD runs on the night.

But as soon as Lanett seemed to seize the momentum, back came Ranburne as the Panthers defense had a difficult time stopping them all game.

Ranburne pushed the lead to 14-7 at 4:40 of the first quarter after a 17-yard run off tackle.

But the visitors were far from done.

After holding Lanett on a three-and-out, Ranburne pushed its lead to 21-7 at 3:26 of the first quarter after a three-yard scoring run capped a two-play, 17-yard drive.

Lanett had five turnovers in the game, including three fumbles and a pair of interceptions and Ranburne, to their credit, made them count.

It was a rough game all-around for Lanett as the Panthers had six penalties and two fumbles lost in the opening quarter of play.

But Lanett came storming back once again.

The Panthers cut the deficit to seven at 21-14 with just :16.6 seconds left in the first.

Melvaunta Robinson scored on a 14-yard run to cap a nicely executed five-play, 68-yard scoring drive.

But then again, Ranburne didn’t take long to seize the momentum right back.

Ranburne pushed its lead back to 14 at 28-14 after a three-play, 62-yard march with 10:51 left in the second.

The visitors lead ballooned to 35-14 with 5:38 left in the half after a seven-play, 53-yard drive culminated in a two-yard run off tackle and Lanett was in deep trouble trailing by 21.

The Panthers scored with 2:15 left in the half on a six-play, 73-yard march after a big fourth-and-3 play at the Ranburne 15.

Demontavious Daniel scored on a 15-yard run, weaving his way in and out of would-be Ranburne defenders and in for the score to cut the deficit back to 14 at 35-21.

But nothing seemed to go right for Lanett.

Ranburne scored on an improbable and wild quarterback scramble from 15 yards out on the final play of the half and a stunning 42-21 lead.

Ranburne pushed the lead to 49-21 early in the third quarter on a long scoring pass play.

But Lanett wasn’t done quite yet and made a valiant comeback only to fall short.

After an Anquavious Simpson interception snuffed out a Ranburne scoring chance, Lanett scored on a 52-yard run by Bridges on first down and the Panthers trailed 49-28 with 10: 41 left in the game.

Within a minute, Lanett forced a fumble and made Ranburne pay and in a hurry.

Bridges scored on a 20-yard run off right tackle and it was now 49-35 but Lanett was back in the game.

However, Ranburne was able to run out much of the remaining clock and held on for the 49-35 final score.

It was a disappointing loss for Lanett but the Panthers need to refocus and can still win the region title but may need help along the way now.

Simpson tallied a pair of interceptions for Lanett and Jerrionda Lloyd had one sack.

•Lanett plays at Woodland next Friday.

Troup Tigers fall to Harris Co., 28-21
Troup Tigers fall to Harris Co., 28-21

By Times-News Sports Staff

LaGRANGE — Three in a row was not to be for the Troup High Tigers Friday at Callaway Stadium as another band of Tigers dealt Troup a 28-21 non-region loss.

Troup fell behind 21-0 in the contest but a spirited second-half comeback gave the Tigers a shot at a come-from-behind win.

For lovers of offensive football, the game was a delight. The two teams combined for more than 800 yards in total offense, and the game had just one turnover in 118 offensive snaps.

The game was delayed for more than 40 minutes in the first quarter by lightning strikes in the area.

Harris County dominated the first half, which was marred by multiple penalties against both teams. Harris had six walk-offs for 65 yards in the first two quarters and Troup four for 45 yards. The second half saw just two penalties.

Harris County dominated the first half until its closing seconds.

The visiting Tigers took the opening kickoff and drove from their own 34 to the Troup 46 before a procedure call on third-and-one followed by an incomplete pass forced a punt to the Troup 16. Troup ran three plays, faced a fourth-and-one from its own 25 and punted.

A short shanked kick sailed out of bounds at the Troup 45, setting up the only score of the first quarter.

It took Harris County nine plays to cover the 45 yards. The biggest gain on the drive was an eight-yard pass completion, but after getting to first and goal at the Tiger eight-yard line, runs of four and three yards set up Taquon Marshall’s one-yard plunge for the score. Matt Crumbley kicked the point-after, and Harris County led 7-0 with 2:45 left in the first quarter.

Harris County kicked off and Troup returned to its own 32, but before the Tiger offense could take the field, officials halted play due to lightning.

The game resumed more than 40 minutes later, and Troup’s offense picked up a couple of first downs as the first quarter drew to a close, and reached the Harris County 17-yard line on the opening play of the second quarter as Tremayne Tolbert pulled in his first of five receptions in the game, good for 13 yards.

Dexter Shealey carried on three straight snaps for 14 yards and a first-and-goal at the Harris County three. Mess Bonner was dumped for a five-yard loss on first down, and on second down Troup was assessed an unsportsmanlike conduct call. That backed Troup to its 23-yard line and two plays later a Michael Young 32-yard field goal attempt was wide left, ending the scoring threat.

Harris County came back and scored on an 80-yard, eight-play drive that featured a 42-yard pass completion from Tae Crowder to Jakevis Jarrett. Another 24-yard completion from Marshall to Eric Seldon gave Harris County first-and-goal at the Tiger six, and two plays later Crowder scored from four yards out. Crumbley toed the point-after and Harris County led 14-0 with 6:04 left in the half.

Troup had an apparent touchdown on its next possession, but a holding call negated the 25-yard toss from Smith to Tolbert, and two plays later Shealey fumbled the ball away at the Harris County 30-yard line.

Five plays later, Harris County was back in the Troup end zone. Jacob Rovig got loose on a run in the Troup secondary and scampered 45 yards for the score. Crumbley kicked the point-after, and Harris County had a comfortable lead 21-0 with 3:11 left in the half.

Troup fumbled the ensuing kickoff but managed to retain possession, setting up a “must” scoring drive for the Tigers. The offense responded.

Starting from their own 24 and with the clock working against them, the Tigers picked up a couple of running first downs and a personal foul call against Harris County got the Tigers into Harris territory.

Facing a fourth-and-eight situation from the Harris County 43, Troup went to its bag of tricks. Quarterback Will Smith pitched to Shealey, who headed left, stopped and fired a perfect strike to Smith, who turned the pass completion into a 21-yard gain down to the Harris County 22.

Facing fourth-and-four from the Harris County 16, Smith found Tolbert in the end zone for a 16-yard TD pass, Michael Young came on to kick the point after, and with seven seconds left in the half, Troup had new life despite trailing 21-7.

The third quarter was scoreless. Harris County did not cross midfield, and Troup had one drive that started at its own 21 and stalled at the Harris County 11. That driv consumed more than five minutes of the third quarter.

Harris County’s second possession of the second half ended with a punt to the Troup 15-yard line, and that set up a scoring drive for Troup early in the fourth quarter.

On a third-and-seven from the Troup 29, Smith arced a perfect spiral to Tolbert who was running flat out on a fly pattern down the right side. Tolbert caught the pass in full stride and outran the defense to the end zone. With 9:18 left in the game, Harris County’s comfortable lead had been cut to seven points when Young added the point-after, making the score 21-14.

The Harris County offense gave the visiting Tigers some breathing room by coming to life with a 10-play, 75-yard drive that clinched the win. Mixing the run and pass effectively, Harris County moved steadily downfield with Marshall’s 43-yard run the big play in the drive. The score came on a 35-yard pass from Marshall to Ivy Martin. Crumbley’s kick upped Harris County’s lead 28-14 with 3:34 left in the game.

Troup refused to fold and came roaring back on Smith’s arm and Tolbert’s catching. After Cameren Russell ripped off a 19-yard gainer on Troup’s first play following the ensuing kickoff, Smith hit Tolbert for 43 yards down to the Harris County three-yard line. On the next snap Russell scored, Young kicked the PAT and Troup was a touchdown behind, 28-21, with 2:53 left in the game.

An onside kick failed, giving Harris County the ball at the Troup 48-yard line. Harris County ran out all but 11 seconds on the clock before giving the ball back to Troup on downs at the Tiger 27. On the last play of the game, Smith hit Tolbert for a 27-yard gainer, but he was tackled in Harris territory as the game ended.

Troup is now 2-1 on the season and travels to Memorial Stadium in Columbus Thursday for a game against powerhouse Carver.

Valley falls to Chelsea in homecoming game 43-20
Valley falls to Chelsea in homecoming game 43-20

By Wayne Clark

News Editor

VALLEY — The bad combination of too many turnovers, missed opportunities and a really good Chelsea High Hornets football team to deal with cost Valley High dearly in Friday night’s homecoming loss at Ram Stadium. The visitors from Shelby County capitalized off four turnovers to jump out to leads of 22-7 at halftime and 36-7 in the third quarter to send the Rams reeling to their first loss of the season by a 43-20 final score.

Four Valley turnovers led directly to three Chelsea scores, and you simply can’t do that against a team with the offensive firepower of the Hornets, who’re now 4-0 on the year. Running back Zalon Reynolds ran for 180 yards for Chelsea and scored on runs of 57 and 72 yards. Quarterback Matthew Marquet had over 120 yards passing and wideout Tyler Blackburn had scoring catches of 80, 32 and 14 yards for the Hornets.

Valley quarterback Matravious “Tray Tray” Williams had a good game for Valley but had too much scoring on the part of Chelsea to overcome to keep Valley undefeated on the season. Williams passed the ball for 156 yards and ran it for 117 yards and two scores. He accounted for 273 of the team’s 389 all-purpose yards. He also had seven tackles on defense.

Inside linebacker Japai Robinson had a great game on defense for Valley, totaling 16 tackles, two tackles for loss and a sack. Tren Stringer and Keon Meadows each had a sack for the Ram defense.

Meadows finished the game with seven total tackles. Tyriec Martin and Rye Shiver each had eight stops, Deangelo Dunn six and Stringer, Jeremiah Darden and Keishon Moody each with four tackles.

With the loss, the Rams now head into the buzz saw portion of their schedule, which includes games against the likes of Smiths Station, Opelika and Benjamin Russell in their next four tilts.

The game was delayed approximately one hour due to lightning and when it got under way, the Rams had the first scoring threat on a long passing play from Williams to Harper Power. The play covered some 52 yards and gave the Rams a first and goal on the five. They were in great shape to score first but had their first missed opportunity of the game when they fumbled it away on the next play. The ball rolled into the end zone with the visitors making the recovery just acoss the goal line, giving them the ball on the 20.

On the first play of the series lighting struck, not literally from the sky but in the form of a pass from Marquet to Blackburn. It was nothing fancy, Marquet simply turned and tossed the ball toward the sideline to a receiver who was a couple of yards behind the line of scrimmage near the sideline. Blackburn madea move on a defender and was off down the visiting sideline for the game’s first score, showing some blazing speed in getting away from Ram defenders. Tyler Thomas’ point-after kick gave the Hornets a 7-0 lead with 2:53 showing in the opening period.

Instead of being ahead 7-0, a fumble and a poorly defended play had the Rams down by that score.

On Valley’s next series, two runs by Williams moved the ball from the 19 to the 33 and a first down. A false start then set back the Rams to the 28 before disaster struck in the form of another turnover, this time after a completed pass for a short gain. Chelsea linebacker Darren Christian recovered on the Valley 32 and just like that the visitors were in great shape to take a two-TD lead.

They did that four plays later on a pass from Marquet to Darrell Foster on the first play of the second quarter. The PAT failed, leaving the score 13-0 Chelsea’s favor with 11:45 left before halftime.

The Rams found themselves in an early hole but responded with an 81-yard scoring drive to cut the margin to six points, 13-7. The drive was highlighted by a 40-yard run by Williams and a nice pass from Williams to Brewer that gave the Rams a first down on the Hornet 14. A couple of plays later Williams scored on a six-yard run around right end. Bobby Colley Jr.’s extra point made the score 13-7 with 7:53 left in the half.

Valley stopped Chelsea on their next offensive series, but found themselves backed up near their own goal when a Hornet punt was downed on the three. They couldn’t move it and misfortune again reared its ugly head when on fourth down a mishandled snap was kicked out of the back of the end zone by the punter. This gave the visitors two more points on a safety, extending their lead to 15-7 with 4:44 left in the half.

Chelsea then put the ball in play on Valley’s 47 following a free kick and drove it in for another score, extending their lead to 15 points, 22-7 late in the half. The Rams looked like they might force a field goal try when a bad snap on a second-and-goal play from the two put the Hornets back on the 13, but on third and goal from there Chelsea pulled off a well-executed play to get the touchdown.

Marquet found Blackburn cutting across the field from the right and hit him with a short pass near the Valley 10. The fleet receiver then cut back toward the pylon, making it in for Chelsea’s third TD of the half.

Down by 15 points at intermission, Valley was actually in better position than they were a week ago in Oxford, when they pulled out an amazing come-from-behind win. Then, they were down by 18 points, 21-3, and on the road. This time they have a 15-point deficit at home.

Last week, Oxford made some third-quarter mistakes that kept Valley in it. This time, Valley made the mistakes. Those mistakes turned a 15-point hole into one that was 29 points deep.

Things appeared to be going Valley’s way early in the third period. After stopping the Hornets on their opening possession of the half, the Rams took over in great field position, on the Chelsea 40, following a very short punt.

For the second week in a row, it looked like Valley was going to make a second-half comeback!

Runs by Williams and Tyree Dardy gave Valley a first down on the 30 but from there the drive bogged down. On fourth and nine from the 29, Williams almost had a spectacular play to keep the drive going. On a passing play, he was almost sacked for a big loss but broke away and made it to the sideline. For a split second it looked like the big guy might score, but a Hornet defender managed to get to him and bring him down just short of the first down.

It was a great effort by Williams but it came up one yard short. The Hornets took over on their 20, having dodged a big bullet.

Once again, Valley’s defense played great, forcing the visitors into a three-and-out. Following a punt, the Rams took over in good field position. They had the ball with a first down near midfield before that dreaded turnover bug hit them again.

The ball came loose on a wide play to the left side of the field. A scramble ensue with the visitors claiming the ball at the Valley 33.

As good teams often do, Chelsea struck for the home run on the first play after the turnover and got it when Marquet found Blackburn wide open on a skinny post, slanting in from the left side of the field. A 33-yard pitch and catch and successful PAT made the score 29-7 Chelsea with 5:33 left in the third period.

Just when it looked like Valley might be able to make it 22-14, having that turnover and quick score go against you was a real killer.

The Rams couldn’t move it on their next possession and got bad break on third and five when it appeared that receiver Broski Peterson was hit before the ball got there on a pass play. As Valley’s luck would have it on this night there was no flag.

Valley punted it away and very quickly, Chelsea extended its advantage to 36-7 when Zalon Reynolds got free on a 47-yard scoring run off the left side of the line. Thomas’ fourth successful PAT in five tries padded the Hornet lead to 29 points with 2:45 left in the third quarter.

Though pretty much out of it by now, Valley did show some pride by driving the ball 64 yards on their next possession to make it 36-13. A couple of obvious interference calls helped (They did throw the flag this time!) and Williams did find receivers Co-Man Brewer and Zachary Miles open for big gains toward the Chelsea goal.

Williams got his second TD run of the game, this time from five yards out around right end to narrow the score. The PAT was blocked in the middle of the line to leave the score 36-13 with 12.5 seconds left in the third period.

In the fourth quarter, Valley stopped a Chelsea threat at the Ram 16 on a fumble recovery by Rye Shiver. From there, Valley rode Williams’ passing arm across midfield before losing it on downs at the Chelsea 25. Co-Man Brewer, Jalen Pruitt and LaGarrian Hutchinson made some key catches on the drive.

The Hornets got their final score on a 72-yard run by Reynolds off the left side of the line. Thomas’ PAT extended Chelsea’s lead to 30 points, 43-13, with 3:25 left in the game.

In the game’s final minutes, T.J. Lowe led the Rams on a 65-yard scoring march to make it a little closer. Lowe had some good runs from the quarterback position on the series and got the score on a one-yard run with 44.5 seconds left in the game. He accounted for 55 yards on the drive. Bobby Colley Jr. booted through the extra point to make the score 43-20.

The Rams attempted an on-side kick to have one more go at it on offense, but the ball didn’t go the required ten yards.

This week, Valley will be at home against the Smiths Station Panthers, a team that was walloped at home 48-0 by Prattville last Friday night. The Rams will then have an open date on Sept. 26 before taking to the road the following Friday to Chilton County.


Obituaries for Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Obituaries for Tuesday, September 16, 2014


LaFAYETTE — Mr. Robert L. Barker, 72, of LaFayette died Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at his residence.

Funeral services are planned for Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 2 p.m. CDT at Auburn-Opelika Metro Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Opelika with Elder James Hudson, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow at Handy Cemetery in LaFayette.

Silmon-Seroyer Funeral Home of LaFayette is handling arrangements.


VALLEY — Mrs. Martha Anne Whittaker Gaches (Nana) of Valley died Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at EAMC-Lanier Nursing Home in Valley, where she had been a resident since June.

A memorial service is planned for Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 4 p.m. at Plant City Baptist Church, with the Rev. Brad Reed officiating.

Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home is handling arrangements.


HUGULEY — Mr. William Edward "Buddy" Gainey, 74, of Huguley died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika.

Funeral services are planned for Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 11 a.m. at Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home Chapel in Valley with the Revs. Rusty Letson and Raymond Alexander officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Lanett.

Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley is handling arrangements.


VALLEY — Funeral arrangements are pending for Mrs. Imogene "Jean" Williams, 86, of Valley, who died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at her residence.

Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley is handling arrangements.

Obituaries for Monday, September 15, 2014
Obituaries for Monday, September 15, 2014


LaFAYETTE — Funeral arrangements are pending for Mr. Robert Barker, 72, of LaFayette, who died Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at his residence.

Silmon-Seroyer Funeral Home of LaFayette is handling arrangements.


ATLANTA — Funeral arrangements are pending for Ms. Margaret Clark of Atlanta, who died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at Crest View Health and Rehab Center in Atlanta.

Silmon-Seroyer Funeral Home of LaFayette is handling arrangements.


HUGULEY — Funeral arrangements are pending for Mr. William Edward "Buddy" Gainey, 74, of Huguley, who died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika.

Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley is handling arrangements.


VALLEY — Mrs. Ivory C. Ramsey of Valley died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.

Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 3 p.m. at Friendship Baptist Church in Valley with the Rev. John Flournoy Jr. officiating and the Rev. Billy Drake as eulogist. Burial will follow at Pine Hill Cemetery in Lanett.

Davis Memorial Mortuary of Valley is handling arrangements.


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