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Local News For Friday, May 6th, 2022

Good morning y’all, and now a little news to get you up and going. weather-wise, mostly cloudy for much of this Friday. One band of showers and some storms are moving through this morning. However, the highest rain coverage (around 60 to 80%) is expected around midday through mid afternoon. This threat is scheduled from 7am – 7pm CDT (this will be narrowed as we move closer to event time), additionally we are in a slight risk for severe threats of damaging winds up to 60mph and pin pong size hail.

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:

Jodee Allen Cheatwood, 37, of Five Points, AL was arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Shewanda Williams, 41, of Lafayette, AL was arrested for NWNI

From Lanett

Cassidy Le’Anne Buckner, age 22 of Lanett, Al was charged with Obstructing Police

Lanett Police also report the following incidents:

Domestic Violence 3rd Harassment and Domestic Violence 3rd Menacing were reported in the 1400 block of 44th Ave Sw.

and from Valley

Paulitha Jereese Lane-Dobson, 30 from Valley

Possession of Marijuana 2nd Degree, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Jose Perez, 28 from Arab, Alabama

Possession of Marijuana 2nd Degree

Luis Rivera, 33 from Arab, Alabama

Possession of Marijuana 2nd Degree

Angel Sanchez, 41 from Arab, Alabama

Possession of Marijuana 2nd Degree

Darren Lee Ray, 33 from High Point, NC.

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Valley Police also report the following incidents:

300 Block of US Hwy 29

Incident / Offense

Unlawful Breaking and Entering a Motor VehicleTheft of Property 4th Degree

2800 Block of 20th Avenue

Incident / Offense

Domestic Violence 2nd Degree

1300 Block of County Road 196

Incident / Offense

Domestic Violence 3rd Degree, and Interference with a Domestic Violence Call

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 Donald Wayne Pinney, age 70, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes at his home in Lanett, Alabama on Monday, April 25, 2022.

He was born May 9, 1951, in West Point, Georgia to his parents Earl William and Nedra Hadaway Pinney.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his grandparents Jesse James and Effie Hadaway, Lanett, AL and Clarence and Lizzie Pinney, Gering, Nebraska.

He was a graduate of West Point High School, and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Masters of Science from the University of Georgia with a focus in history and special education. Donald retired from Lagrange High School where he was a special education paraprofessional. He began his teaching career as a special education and continuing education teacher in the Jackson County School District in Jefferson, Georgia. He was a member of the Professional Association of Georgia Educators.

Prior to completing his masters degree Donald worked in the research department of West Point Pepperell.

During his retirement he enjoyed fishing and weekly card games with his lifelong friends from high school, to whom he was affectionally known as ‘Lash LaRue’.

He is survived by his brother Bill (Melissa) Pinney of Greer, SC and his nephew Jonathan (Stephanie) Pinney of Chattanooga, TN.

A memorial service will be announced at a later time.

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

Johnson Brown also announces the passing of the following:

William Grady Hall, Jr., better known as “Billy” or “Uncle Billy” by family and friends departed this transitory world and joined his loving wife, loving parents and sister in Heaven at the feet of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Sunday, May 1, 2022 at his home.

Billy was born on September 9, 1947 in Bessemer, Alabama. He grew up in Bessemer and Fultondale, Alabama along with his 5 siblings and their loving parents. He grew up as many large families did in the ‘50s, ‘60’s and ‘70’s, playing late into the evening with friends,without a care, spending Saturdays on the river swimming, fishing and skiing. Upon graduation from Tarrent High School in 1965 he continued his education at Auburn University and graduated with a B.S. Degree in Forest Management in 1969. While at Auburn, Billy married the love of his life, Marisha Anne Gordy.

Shortly after graduation Billy enlisted in the military and served his country in Vietnam in the early ‘70s. Because he enlisted, he spent most of his first-year training stateside. After that, he was in the Nam, Vietnam that is, for a little under a year, coming home in mid-1971 to his loving family. Billy wrote a book entitled “Bulletproof in Vietnam” recounting some of his ‘adventures” while in Vietnam.

After Vietnam, Billy worked for Alabama Power Company in the Property Acquisition Department. Later in life Billy became an Inventory Specialist and worked in the retail world inventorying many major department stores.

Billy was an avid hunter and fisherman, having retired from both as his waning years approached. He loved his numerous nieces and nephews, and, it was his joy and pleasure, at Christmas, when each of them wasmoving into toddler years, to buy each one their first tricycle, mostly big wheels.

After the passing of Marisha in 2013, Billy soon moved to the Beulah area of northeast Lee County, getting closer to Auburn, which he had loved since college. As the patriarch of the Hall family Billy continued to enjoy the company of his family even extending to his numerous cousins.

Billy is preceded in death by his mother, Helen Elizabeth Smith Hall, his father, William Grady Hall, his sister, Sybil Dannette Hall and his loving wife of 45 years, Marisha Anne Gordy Hall.

He is survived by his siblings: Dennis Frederick Hall (Richardina), Lorna Helen Hall Bush (Joseph), Janice Marlene Hall Munson (Gary), John J Hall III (Cerethia); Nieces &Nephews: Jennifer H. Jaramillo (Steven), Charmyne H. Swan (Scott), Joseph R. Bush (Sarah), Jeremy M. Bush, Leah A. Dahlquist, Micah J. Munson, Hanna E. Lindsey (Hudson), John J Hall IV (Connie), Christina M. Rollins (Jonathan), Jonathan M. Hall (Megan); and Great Nieces and Nephews: Steven Jaramillo, Ryker B. Swan, Grady D. Bush, Emmett R. Bush, Keaton A. Bush, Arianna L. Dahlquist, Alyson T. Dahlquist, Magnolia M. Lindsey; Hailey E. Baxter, Kaila E. Hall, John J Hall V, Christopher B. Rollins, Jesse T. Rollins and Jaxon K. Rollins.

A celebration of the life of Billy is scheduled for Monday, May 9, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. ET at Valley Baptist Church, 3302 20th Avenue, Valley, Alabama 36854 - ( The Reverend Nathan Lawrence will officiate. The family will be receiving friends and family thirty minutes prior to the service. Interment at the Alabama National Cemetery, 3133 Highway 119, Montevallo, Al. 36115 at 3:00 p.m. ET.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at:

Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley, AL Directing

Mr. Gerald “Jerry” H. Isaacs, Jr., age 63, of Valley, Alabama passed away on Monday, May 3, 2022, at his residence.

Mr. Isaacs was born in Prince George County, Maryland on February 1, 1959.

Jerry enjoyed watching baseball, tinkering with his lawn mowers, saltwater fishing, and he loved University of Alabama football.

A memorial mass will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 2:00PM EDT at the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home chapel in Valley. His family will be receiving friends at the funeral home from 1:00PM EDT until the service hour.

He is survived by his wife, Sherry Isaacs; sons, Robert Isaacs, Nicolas Isaacs; siblings, Gary Isaacs, Michael Isaacs, Brenda Bills.

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

Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley is directing.

Jeff Jones Funeral Home annoinces the passing of Mr. Freddie Ledbetter , 76 of Cusseta, Alabama who passed on Tuesday May 3, 2022 at his residence.

Freddie was born in Tallapoosa County,Alabama July 6, 1945 to the late Henry Crawford Ledbetter and the late Dossie Dorathea Golden Ledbetter, he retired from Uniroyal Tire Plant after 30 years of service, he was member and deacon at True Faith Baptist Church in Cusseta.

Funeral services will be held Friday May 6, 2022 at 11 AM (CT) at the True Faith Baptist Church with the Rev. Bille Watts officiating.

A private burial will follow at the Cusseta Cemetery.

The family will greet friends and family at the church on Friday from 10AM (CT) until 11AM (CT) prior to the service.

He is survived by his wife Francine Ledbetter of Cusseta, Al., daughter Rebecca Lynn (Howard) Hornsby of Opelika, Al., 6 step children Todd (Sheila) Fuller of Lanett, Al., Teresa (Keith) Brown of Pittsburg, PA., Kim (Wesley) Brooks of Cusseta, Al., Robin (Mike) Meadows of Lanett, Al., Phillip Kendrick of Opelika, Al., Robert (Amy) McCromick of Phenix City, Al., 15 grandchildren 10 great grandchildren

Jeff Jones Funeral Home, LaFayette, Al.

Silmon-Seroyer Funeral Home announces the passing of Mr. Hubert Trammell, 73 of Eclectic, AL, formerly of Five Points, AL passed away on Tuesday, April 26, 2022.

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

Graveside Services will be Saturday, May 7, 2022, 1:00 p.m. CST, at Mt. Pleasant UMC Cemetery in Five Points, AL, Pastor Cecilia Broome, Officiating.

Mr. Trammell leaves to cherish his memories, three devoted sons, Timothy (Vanessa) Trammell of Eclectic, AL, Derrick (April) Staples of Birmingham, AL, and Marcus Trammell of Penton, AL; two loving daughters, Veronica D. Trammell of McDonogh, GA and Cynthia A. Trammell of New Site, AL; thirteen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two uncles, Ralph (Peggy) Trammell of Roanoke, AL and Clifford Trammell of Roanoke, AL; four aunts, Eucala Fuller, Margaret Tinker of Fort Wayne, IN, Mary (Thomas) Garrett of Roanoke, AL, and Jessie Mae Trammell of Roanoke, AL; his wife, Linda Owensby; best friend, Uneeda Wright; and a host of cousins, other relatives, and friends.

and in closing, Peggy Faye Hurst, 51, passed away on April 27, 2022 in Pell City, AL. She was born in Opelika, AL & was a lifelong resident of Valley, AL. Peggy was a loving mother, sister, daughter, neighbor, and one of her proudest titles -Oma to her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her mother Darlene M. Hall and brother Anthony Shane Hurst.

Peggy was a kind-hearted neighbor that loved loudly. She will be greatly missed by her family: daughters Brandi Johnson (late Joshua Johnson), Chasity Nivens (Sean), & Katie Hurst; grandchildren Eden Harmon, Brycen Hurst, Georgia Nivens, Jersey Johnson, & Presley Johnson; sister Melody Baker (Ashley), father Melvin Hurst Jr (Georgia), brother Marcus Hurst, step-father George Hall Sr, and many cousins, nieces, nephews, & friends. On May 7, 2022 The family will host a Celebration of Life memorial at Anderson Park on West Point Lake starting at 12PM EST with the service timed for 3:30PM EST. Friends & family will remember Peggy by spending the afternoon in the sun, swimming, and eating with family -one of her favorite things.

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