top of page

Local News For Thursday, June 23rd, 2022

Good morning y’all, and now a little news to get you up and going. weather-wise, Thursday is going to be hot with the high in the triple digits once again; however, rain coverage will be increasing as we begin to close the work week.

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:

Derwin Terrance Griggs, 50 of Lanett, AL was arrested for Failure to Pay - Child Support

Tyreez Demonte Moses, 29, of Lagrange GA was arrested for Domestic Violence 3rd Degree - Harassment

Demetrus Lakeith Drake, 41, of Camp Hill, AL was arrested for Burglary 3rd Degree, Resisting Arrest, and Destruction of State Property by Prisoner From Lanett

Derwin Terrance Griggs, age 50 of Lanett, Al was charged with Failure to Appear

Adrian Roderick Davis, age 30 of Lanett, Al was charged with Failure to Pay (Traffic)

James Franklin Stewart, age 60 of Lafayette, Al was charged with Driving Under the Influence

Lanett Police also reported the following incidents:

Harassing Communications was reported in the 2600 block of 56th Ave Sw.

Harassment was reported in the 1100 block of N 3rd St.

Harassing Communications was reported in the 1000 block of County Road 510

Theft of Property 1st was reported in the 3400 block of Country Club Road

From Valley

Ashley Deyanna Baldwin, 27 from Lanett

Failure To Appear

Mary Suanne Ray, 53 from Lanett

Failure To Appear

Dwight Eugene Houston, 53 from Opelika

Failure To Appear

Anthony Dexter McCarden, 58 from Valley

Failure To Appear

Keegan Jamar Newton, 41 from Valley

Failure To Appear

Paul Thomas Riley, 47 from Columbus

Public Intoxication

Riley Jackson, 47 from Greenville, AL

Fail to Appear (Traffic)

Valley Police also reported the following incidents:

1000 Block Of Mapp Road

Incident / Offense


500 Block of Fob James Drive

Incident / Offense


2000 Block of 42nd Street

Incident / Offense

Harassing Communications

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 Timothy Jacob ‘Tim’ Petrocco died unexpectedly on Saturday, June 18, 2022. He was 19 years old.

Tim was born on January 20, 2003, in Warren, Ohio. Tim, his sister (Faith), and his mother (Barbara Kempf) moved to Valley, Alabama where he grew up and lived. Tim loved and attended Rocky Mount Baptist Church.

Tim was well known to all who knew him for his big heart, sense of humor, and skillfulness. He enjoyed figuring out how things worked so he could learn how to fix them when they broke. He fixed any and everything. Tim could talk for hours about diesel and small engines. Tim was very funny. He always had a smile. He took pleasure in making people laugh. He was kind, hardworking, and always willing to lend a helping hand. Because of his big heart, he was very forgiving. He did not hold any grudges against any past hurts.

Since Tim was a kid at heart himself, he was amazing with children. He often told stories of times spent with his nieces and his friends’ children. Tim looked forward to spending time with family and friends. Barb says that Tim was the best son ever.

His favorite pastime was riding and working on ATVs. Tim would haul his four-wheeler behind his Honda to work. Tim was much more than a handyman at NewMor River Preserve. Tim called himself ‘The Park Ranger.’ At work, you could find Tim on his ATV kicking up dust, doing donuts, and jumping dirt mounds during lunchtime.

While Tim was blessed with lots of people who loved him, he cherished his dogs. He joked about Fuzzy Wussy, Tater, Stella, Lily, and Rosie being his real best friends. Tim was definitely loved by all who knew him. He will truly be missed.

Tim was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, lots of aunts and uncles, and Bender and King (his beloved pets). Tim is survived by his mother, Barb Kempf; sister, Faith Kelleston; Aunt, Sue Castleberry; Brothers, Chris Jennings (Hayle Yarbrough) and Mark Jennings; Nieces, Kylee, Savannah, and Nirvana; Cousins, Paul Henry, Mary, Jessica, and Tiffany; His closest friends, Wyatt, Dustin, Logan, Bradon, Justin, Bobby, Will, Steven, Tiffany, Mackenzie, Richard Newton, and his family also many-many more.

A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at 6 pm et, Rocky Mount Baptist Church. Pastor Ben Hewitt will officiate.

For more information, call Barb Kempf (334) 476-0242

Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley is directing.

Johnson-Brown also announces the passing of the following:

Sarah Turner-Smith, 75, of Opelika, Alabama passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2022, at the East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika.

Mrs. Smith was born on April 8, 1948, in Langdale, Alabama to the late William Turner and Maggie Dollar Turner. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 51 years Richard Wayne Smith.

Mrs. Smith was affectionately known to friends and family as “Mama” or “Nana”.

Mrs. Smith loved her family, she loved reading, crafting, and sharing recipes, and ideas with her children.

She was an excellent cook and had a “green thumb” when it came to her houseplants and flowers.

She is survived by her children, Alan Wayne Smith, Michael Calvin Smith, Bryan David Smith, Robert Vaughn Smith, Stephanie Irene Midkiff, Margaret Diana McIntire, and Jennifer Lynn Smith; 19 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Please visit her Memorial Tribute page at to leave her family a kind message, share a memory of Mrs. Smith, or light a Remembrance Candle in her memory.

Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley is directing.,

Mrs. Peggy Joyce Wood Morrow, 81, a resident of Huguley passed away Monday, June 20, 2022, at her residence.

Funeral services will be 2:00 PM EST Thursday, June 23, 2022, at Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley with Rev. Lanny Sledge officiating. Burial will be at Fairfax Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6:00 – 8:00 PM EST at the funeral home.

Survivors include her daughters, Stacy Morrow Wood (Phil) and Kacy Allen (fiancé, Stefan Kaiser); sisters, Nell Ford & Tammy Johnson (Greg); five grandchildren, Tela Danford (Terry), Tabitha Holladay (Dennis), Tarin Parrish (Nick), Tayler Mahan (Bren) & Brooke Folds (fiancé,, Mitchell Kilday); nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces & nephews.

Mrs. Morrow was preceded in death by her parents, Bobby & Gracie Wood,, and a brother, Eddie Wood.

She was born on March 19, 1941, in Lafayette, and was a member of Riverview Baptist Church.

Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Chattahoochee Hospice or to Riverview Baptist Church.

Visit to sign the online guest book or light a Remembrance Candle in her memory.

Johnson Brown-Service of Valley, AL Directing

Mrs. Jimmie L. Taylor, 79, of Valley, Alabama passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at the East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika, Alabama.

Mrs. Taylor was born in Covington, Kentucky on June 3, 1943, to the late James McFarland and Mary McFarland. She was also preceded in death by her husband Bo James Taylor, son, Terry Taylor, and grandson, Jesse James Taylor.

Mrs. Taylor worked for the Social Security Administration in Birmingham before her retirement.

She enjoyed cooking, playing cards, woodworking and crafts, and taking care of her flower garden.

She was an avid University of Alabama football fan and was an Atlanta Braves fan.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, June 26, 2022, at 2:00 P.M. EDT at the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home chapel in Valley with interment following in Johnson Memorial Gardens. The Reverend Rusty Letson will be officiating. Her family will be receiving friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 1:00 P.M. EDT until 2:00 P.M. EDT.

She is survived by her children Sandi T. Pace, Valley, Benjamin Wayne Taylor, Birmingham; sister, Tonya Williams, Florida; grandson, Zackary D. Pace, Deatsville; great-granddaughter, Jayleigh Taylor.

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

Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley is directing.

Bluffton Funeral Services announces the passing of a Long-time LaGrange resident and former business owner, Pegge Lindsey Windom, who passed away on Friday, June 17th at West Georgia Hospice after a brief illness.

Pegge graduated from West Point High School in 1970 and attended LaGrange College. She later joined the family Merle Norman Cosmetics business and after undergoing the extensive training program at the corporate home office in Los Angeles, California, and became manager of the LaGrange studio, later assuming ownership.

In 2012 at the national convention in Los Angeles, Pegge was awarded the meritorious gold and diamond-studded service pin for her 40 -year alliance with Merle Norman Cosmetics.

Preceded in death by her parents, Hoyle and Ruby Lindsey of West Point, and her sister, Derri Turner of Dade City, FL, Pegge is survived by her husband, Eddie Windom of LaGrange; two sisters, Danna Alsabrook of Phenix City, AL and Mary Hoyle “Bo” Rosson of Fairview, NC.; a nephew, Coleman Reeves of West Point; two nieces, Holly Calhoun of Pine Mountain, GA and Amy Chichetti of Charlotte, NC; five grand nephews; Mac, Sam and Tate Calhoun, Dylan Reeves and Jake Ratledge and three grand nieces; Lindsey Calhoun, Madison Reeves ,and Emily Chichetti.

Pegge and Eddie enjoyed long camping trips with their pets in their spacious motor coach; exploring new campsites and revisiting old favorites. She was a long-time beach lover and loved to find destinations offering both camping and “beach-combing”. Pensacola was one of their favorite sites. Pegge and Eddie were also avid backyard gardeners; enjoyed hosting impromptu barbecues for neighbors, friends, and family and generously sharing their homegrown vegetables with all.

Visitation will be held at Bluffton Funeral Services in Lanett on Saturday, June 25th from 11:00 to 12:00.

The interment of her ashes at the Lindsey grave site, Marseilles Cemetery in West Point, will follow.

A Celebration of Life ceremony will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Humane Society, the ASPCA, or a favorite charity.

Bluffton Funeral Services also announces the passing of a beloved Husband, Father, and GrandFather. Champalal Bhandari “CB” 68, a resident of Valley, Alabama passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at 7.51 EST at UAB hospital in Birmingham AL.

CB was born on July 23, 1954, in Maharashtra, India to the late Sohanlalji and Kamala Ji Bhandari. CB was a very hard-working man. He migrated to the United States in 2000 to provide a better future for his family. He was very kind, generous, and always helpful. He loved serving his friendly customers at the Citgo Valley where he was fondly referred to as ‘Pops’.

He is survived by his wife, Nirmala Bhandari; son-Kalpesh; daughter Vinita, daughter-in-law-Pallavi; son-in-law-Ashish; grandchildren-Kalpansh, Aagam, Praniti, and Aarav.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2022, at 2:00 P.M. EST at the Bluffton Funeral Services @ 1011 N Lanier Ave, Lanett Al 36864 followed by cremation services for close family in Opelika.

Services have been entrusted to Bluffton Funeral Services, Lanett, Alabama.

Be sure and listen to Gator Radio this morning from 6-10 am EST. as we bring you more news, events going on, and the biggest hits from the ’70s, 80s, and 90s online at

149 views0 comments


Post: Blog2_Post
bottom of page