Former Lamar County sheriff passes away


LAMAR COUNTY, Ala. (WCBI) – A former Lamar County, Alabama sheriff has passed away.

Richard Varnon was the sheriff for 16 years, beginning in the 1970’s.

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He also served as Millport’s police chief for more than 15 years.

Varnon was a lifetime Mason and Shriner and a super-numeral sheriff.

He leaves behind a wife, three daughters and numerous grandchildren.

Visitation is Monday evening in Millport.

Funeral services will be Tuesday at Dowdle Funeral Home beginning at 2 p.m.