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Local News For Monday, April 18th, 2022

Good morning y’all, and now a little news to get you up and going. weather-wise, mainly cloudy this Thursday with another wave or two of scattered showers and thunderstorms anticipated through the late afternoon for some. There is no severe weather threat. Highs in the 70s.

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 Lanett, Lanett Police reports the following:

1. William Childers, 40, of Lanett, AL arrested for Failure to Appear.

2. Tristian Flournoy, 36, of Lanett, AL arrested for Disorderly Conduct.

3. Shemeka Brock, 27, of Lanett, AL arrested for Theft 4th.

4. Antron Lindsey, 33, of Lanett, AL arrested for Theft 3rd.

Lanett Police also reported the following incidents:

1. Domestic Violence 3rd reported in the 2600 Blk 28th Ave SW.

2. Theft 3rd reported in the 800 Blk N 12th Ave.

3. Menacing reported in the 2600 Blk 14th St SW.

From Valley

Markedrick Antavius Floyd, 39 from Valley

Harassing Communications

Valley Police also reported the following incidents:

3400 Block of 20th Ave

Incident / Offense

Duty to Give Information or Render Aid

200 Block of Glass Road

Incident / Offense

Domestic Violence 3rd Degree Harassment

1900 Block of 28th Street

Incident / Offense

Identity Theft / Theft of Property 2nd Degree

2700 Block of 20th Avenue

Incident / Offense

Duty To Give Information and Render Aid

1800 Block of 41st Street

Incident / Offense


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 Randall Harty Morgan, 71, of McCalla, AL, formerly of Lanett, AL entered the gates of Heaven on April 16, 2022. Harty was born on October 26, 1950, to the late James Tom Morgan and the late Ruby Cotney Morgan.

He spent most of his career as a heavy crane operator until forced to medically retire in 2014. He loved spending time with his family, friends and dogs. He enjoyed watching NASCAR, Auburn football, and westerns.

He is survived by his wife, Fay Morgan, of McCalla. Daughters, Christie (Victor) Hale of Beulah, AL, and Melissa Morgan of Valley, AL. Six grandchildren, Kayla (Chris) James, Hezekiah Morgan, Elijah Morgan, Quinton Hale, Morgan Hale, and Zayden Morgan. Two great-grandchildren, Conner & Braxton James. Four bonus children, Lisa Martin, Charles (Marcy) Langley, Wanda Bratton Suarez, Jessica (David) Brown. 13 bonus grandchildren, 9 bonus great-grandchildren; and a special friend and the mother of his children,

Terry Williams. He is also preceded in death by his only brother, Larry Morgan.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at 1:00 PM EST from the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home with Rev. Gary Edge officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Lanett, AL. Visitation will be from 12 Noon until 1:00 PM EST on Wednesday at the funeral home.

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

Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley, AL Directing

Johnson-Brown also announces the passing of Jake Patrick Hill, 18, from Lanett, AL who passed away on Thursday, January 6, 2022, in Greenville, GA. Memorial services are pending and will be held at a later date.

Jake was born in Atlanta, GA on May 6, 2003. He grew up in West Point, GA, and Lanett, AL. He is survived by his mother Lisa Davis and grandmother Tricia Smith, Lanett, AL. His niece Melanie Davis (Amanda and Derik Breaux) Hogansville, GA. His uncle Timothy White, Dallas, TX. His aunt and uncle Donna and Alvin Stephens, Williamson, GA, and cousins Marcus White and Jonathan “JB” Merchant, Dahlonega, GA. His great-aunt Judy Capazzi, cousin James Capazzi, SC and great-great-aunt GiGi Stein, NY. Jake was preceded in death by his grandfather Michael Smith and his great-grandparents Elizabeth and George White.

Jake was a precious gift from God. He had Asperger’s Syndrome/Autism but was not defined by a label. He touched the lives of everyone he met. Extremely intellectual, he read the dictionary for fun. He read Time, Sports Illustrated, Newsweek, and car magazines cover-to-cover.

Remembering and sharing all he read. He was passionate about NHL hockey, NY Rangers, Formula One Racing, and Sebastian Vettel. He loved skateboarding, riding his bike, swimming in the pool, hockey, and racing games. He learned how to play the keyboard by ear and enjoyed making his own music and videos. Jake fell in love with his second family, Dr. Krishna “Kris” Reddy, his wife Usha, sons Venu and Ananth, and their dog Simba.

Before covid, he walked with Usha and Simba almost daily. Simba decided he would only get in the van for Jake. He made sure he was there to help. He helped any neighbor when their pets were lost and searched until found. Last year on his own, he helped a horse that had gotten stuck in the fence. He cared about our community.

People say it takes a village to raise a child and it’s true. I want to thank my village and my community for being a part of Jake’s life. You watched him grow from a little boy trying to be invisible behind his mom and Granny to the young man that knew, talked, and shared with everyone. Our local bank, hardware store, post office, utilities, pharmacies, small businesses, doctors, dentists, restaurants, and our new Mayor Mr. Heard, his former school principal. Every person that came to our home to deliver, fix or service the house knew Jake and talked with him. Especially, Jerry Simpson, Beauregard, AL.

Jake changed our life for the better. He taught me patience, to never give up, and showed me what mattered in life and the true meaning of love. To the moon and back, infinity and beyond, I’ll love you forever.

A Memorial Fund has been set up in memory of Jake. Those wishing to donate can through the following link. .

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

Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley directing.

Davis Memorial Mortuary announces the passing of the following :

Cochran, Mrs. Mary Bell, a resident of Valley, AL, died Wednesday, April 13, 2022, at EAMC-Lanier Nursing Home, Valley, AL.

Funeral Services and survivors are to be announced by Davis Memorial Mortuary of Valley.

Carter, Mr. General, a resident of Valley, AL, died Thursday, April 14, 2022, at EAMC- Lanier Memorial Hospital, Valley, AL.

Funeral Services and survivors are to be announced by Davis Memorial Mortuary of Valley.

Ricks, Mr. Jarez C., a resident of Valley, AL, died Friday, April 15, 2022, at EAMC-Lanier Memorial Hospital, Valley, AL.

Funeral Services and survivors are to be announced by Davis Memorial Mortuary of Valley.

Silmon-Seroyer Funeral Home announces the passing of Mr. Jah'mari Williams, 17 of Dadeville, AL passed away on Wednesday, April 13, 2022.

Public Visitation will be held on Monday, April 18, 2022, from 3:00 p.m. CST until 7:00 p.m. CST, at Silmon Seroyer Funeral Home Chapel in LaFayette, AL.

Graveside Services will be Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. CST, at Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery in Dadeville, AL, Pastor G.H. Pulliam, Eulogist, Rev. Vincent Ellison, Officiating.

Mr. Williams leaves to cherish his memories, his parents Phillip and Tracy F. Williams; a loving brother, Tyreese Williams of Dadeville, AL; his grandmother, Carolyn Ford of Dadeville, AL; his grandfather, Calvin Junior Williams of Jacksons Gap, AL; two aunts, Carolyn Williams of Montgomery, AL and Youlanda Ford of Alexander City, AL; uncles: Timothy Ford of Dadeville, AL, Timothy Belyue, Darryl Williams, Mark Williams all of Alexander City, AL, and Alexander (Danyelle) Williams of Florida; great-uncles: Terry (Vivian) Carr, Larry Woodyard, Ricky Woodyard, Rex Williams, and Maxford Woodyard all of Dadeville, AL; great-aunts: Dorothy Hollie of Dadeville, AL and Sadie Burton of LaFayette, AL; devoted cousins, Timarian Belyue, Carlton Richardson, and Jyshun Heard amongst many others.

Silmon-Seroyer Funeral Home of LaFayette directing.

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