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Local News For Friday, April 29th, 2022



Good morning y’all, and now a little news to get you up and going. weather-wise, times of sun and clouds on this Friday. It will be dry with a warm breeze in the afternoon. Highs reach the low 80s. Partly cloudy tonight with lows mostly in the upper 50s and lower 60s.

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:


Yamaine Elliott, 27, Sulfok, VA, Possession Forged Instrument

From Lanett


Quadravious Deontae Ortez Cofield, 25, Lanett; FTA-Traffic


Lanett Police reports the following incidents:


1300 Blk N 13th Ave:

Theft of Property 4th


100 Blk S 14th Ave;

Identity Theft


5000 Blk CR 289;

Harassment


300 Blk N 5th Ave;

Harassment


From Valley


Quadravious Cofield, 25 from Lanett

Fail to Appear (Traffic)


Garrett Luke Pascha, 24 from Valley

DUI


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 Mr. Robert “Wayne” Birditt, age 72, of Valley, Alabama passed away on Wednesday, April 27th, 2022 in Opelika, Alabama. He was born on November 13th, 1949 at the Langdale Hospital in Langdale, Alabama.


Wayne is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mattie Brannon Birditt; son, Rodney (Wendy) Birditt; daughter, Amanda Shea Rhodes; granddaughter, Katelin (Colby Crowe) Rhodes; grandsons, Reilly, Bailey, and Zachary Birditt; great grandsons, Brycen Green and Colt Crowe; sister, Donna (Rusty) Huffman; nephews, Mark Birditt and Jordon Huffman; special friend, Brayden Green; his fur babies.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert “Rob” Birditt and Annie Lee Birditt; step-father, Charles Gibson; brother, Tony Lee Birditt.


Wayne was a member of Three Pines Independent Church. He was a jack of all trades and an avid painter who enjoyed working, flying airplanes, driving race cars, canoeing, camping, fishing, and working with the Boy Scouts of America. He loved his fur babies.


A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 30th, 2022 at 2:00 PM (EST) at the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home Chapel in Valley. The Reverend Wayne Prickett and the Reverend Danny Shurett will officiate. Wayne’s family will receive friends Friday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 PM (EST) at the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley.


In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the National Kidney Foundation, www.kidney.org or to the American Heart Association, www.heart.org in memory of Wayne.


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


Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley directing.


Johnson-Brown also announces the passing of Calvin Presler, 93, passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2022 at the EAMC Lanier Nursing Home in Valley, Alabama.


Mr. Presler was born on June 11, 1928 in Peachland, North Carolina to the late Frank and Naomi Stegall Presler. He was a graduate of Peachland High School and he attended Pfifer College. He worked as a Carman for CSX Railroad until his retirement.


Calvin was a Master Mason and a longtime member of Hamlet Lodge Number 532, where he served as Master of the Lodge. He was a Shriner and a member of Oasis Temple. Calvin was a dedicated member of the First Baptist Church in Hamlet, where he took great pride in greeting morning worshipers.


After his retirement, Calvin and Demetra moved to Ledbetter Lake where they became a part of a loving and embracing community. They enjoyed many good years in their home there.


He was preceded in death by his wife, Demetra Coward Presler and their daughter, Peggy Ruth Presler; his siblings, Ila Mae Presler, Helen Presler Ingram and Jack Lloyd Presler.

He is survived by his daughter, Debra Presler Clark (Rea); granddaughter, Amber Clark Nobles (Greg); three beloved great grandsons, Oliver, Owen, and Patrick Nobles. Calvin always insisted that his grandsons made him “Great”.


A memorial service is tentatively scheduled for Friday, May 6, 2022 at the First Baptist Church of Hamlet, North Carolina.

Please visit his Memorial Tribute page at www.johnsonbrownservicefh.com to leave a kind message for his family, share a memory of Calvin, or to light a Remembrance Candle in his memory.


Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley is directing.


Davis Memorial Mortuary announces the passing of Mrs. Lizzie M. Driver, a resident of West Point, GA, passed away on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at Wellstar West Georgia Medical Center, LaGrange, GA.


Services and survivors to be announced at a later date by Davis Memorial Mortuary of Valley.


Silmon-Seroyer Funeral Home announces the passing of Mrs. Mary Alice Higgins, 87 ofLaFayette, AL, who passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2022.


Public Visitation will be held Friday, April 29, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. CST until 6:00 p.m. CST, at Silmon-Seroyer Funeral Home Chapel in LaFayette, AL.


Funeral Services will be Saturday, April 30, 2022, 2:00 p.m. CST, at MT. Pisgah Baptist Church in LaFayette, AL, Rev. Michael T. Winston, Eulogist, Pastor Michael T. Stiggers, Officiating.


Burial will follow at Sardis Baptist Church in Camp Hill, AL.


Mrs. Higgins leaves to cherish her memories, four daughters, Elizabeth J. Abner, Sandra R. Higgins, Valerie D. Higgins all of LaFayette, AL and Evelyn (Edward) Higgins Boyd of Montgomery, AL; three grandchildren, Shannon N. Stevens, Jakavious D. Avery both of Montgomery, AL, and Chiquanta J. Higgins of LaFayette, AL; four great-grandchildren, Brandon D. and Braylon J. Jones, Kaelyn S. Adams all of Montgomery, AL, and Makenzie J. Goodman of LaFayette, AL; and her sister, Ethel M. Huguley of Gadsden, AL. Mary Alice was loved by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and precious friends.