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Phenix City residents raising money for Sumbry, Sr.

By Laura Ann Sills - bioemail

PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) - Ralph Johnson is spending his day outside in the heat for the man he calls a pillar in the Phenix City community, Arthur Sumbry, Sr.

"He has been my counselor for over 22 years and now he is the mayor pro-tem and we just want to make sure. We are not trying to say that everybody is perfect -we all have come short, but we just want to make sure that justice is being carried out correctly," explained Johnson.

A week ago, Sumbry received an order to leave the family property, Sumbry Mortuary on Seale Road, because the building went under foreclosure.

On Tuesday, the Russell County Sheriff's Office came in with moving vans and gutted the building. It is now the property of SYNOVUS.

[Read: Sumbry Mortuary in Phenix City foreclosed, body repossessed]

Jermone Turner has joined Johnson in his campaign. He believes the legal fees to get Sumbry's property back are astronomical. "$10,000 or better. That is a lot of money. Nobody in this city has 10,000 to give to an attorney," said Turner.

Johnson and Turner are giving everyone a receipt for their contribution.

Johnson claimed, "I do not know the extent or background of what is really going on, but I know Mr. Sumbry has been there for me and this whole community."

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