Local News For Monday, August 29th, 2022

Updated: Sep 2



Good morning y’all, and now a little news to get you up and going. weather-wise, it will be mostly sunny Monday. Hot and muggy with highs in the low 90s. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible between mid afternoon and early evening,


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:


1. Jeffrey Ward, 55, Lanett, Fugitive from Justice

2. Sheramechico Jennings, 42, Lanett, DUI

3. Jennifer Delmonte, 39, Opelika, FTA Speeding

4. Montravious Ware, 24, Opelika, FTA Speeding

5. Queen Summers, 59, Lafayette, DUI

6. Deperriez Burton, 28, Lafayette, Attempt to Elude, Possession Marijuana 2nd, Possession Drug Paraphernalia, FTA Speeding, FTA Driving Revoked

7. Cristiano Flores, 21, Valley, DUI

8. Terrence Holloway, 36, Lafayette, Attempt to Elude, Possession Marijuana 2nd, Possession Drug Paraphernalia

9. Quinton Carter, 31, Columbus, Attempt to Elude, Obstructing Governmental Operations

10. Don Phillips, 48, Lanett, DUI

From Lanett


Justin Lewis Royster, age 22 of Lanett, Al was charged with Shoplifting

Jaime Nicole Karr, age 46 of Lanett, Al was charged with Failure to Appear (Traffic)

Jarred Durrell Bailey, age 37 of Auburn, Al was charged with failure to Pay (Traffic)

Maria Berie Meriweather, age 36 of Lagrange, Ga was charged with Failure to Appear (Traffic)

Robert Michael Wolfe, age 63 of Valley, Al was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and Attempting to Elude

Gilberto Apolinar Garcia, age 22 of Lanett, Al was charged Public Intoxication

Latoyia Yvonne Staples Huguley, age 38 of Lanett, Al was charged Failure to Pay (Traffic)


Lanett Police also reported the following incidents:


Burglary 3rd and Theft of Property 4th were reported in the 1200 block of E 3rd Ave

Criminal Trespass 3rd was reported in the 1300 block of N 13th Ave

Domestic Violence 3rd Harassing Communications was reported in the 1100 block of Co Rd 299


From Valley


Kiara Danielle Morris, 20 of Valley, charged with Giving False Name to Law Enforcement, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana 2nd, and Failure to Appear-No Driver’s License


Kevin Alan Briscoe, 21 of Valley, charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of Marijuana 2nd


Jamie Nicole Karr, 46 of Lanett, charged with Possession of Marijuana 2nd


James Arthur Murphy, 66 of Valley, charged with Theft of Property 4th


Summer Rae Patterson, 36 of Cusseta, charged with Failure to Appear-Driving While Suspended


Zikkia Shateria Walker, 38 of Valley, charged with Failure to Appear-Traffic


Latrese Damaci Thomas, 19 of Lanett, charged with Harassment and Criminal Mischief 3rd


Valley Police also reported the following incidents:


Report of a Burglary 3rd and a Theft of Property 3rd (tools and firearms) in the 500 block of Crestview Lane


Report of a Fraudulent Use of a Credit/Debit Card, a Criminal Mischief 3rd, and a Theft of Property 4th (currency) in the 200 block of Martin Luther King Drive


Report of a Theft of Property 4th (ladder) in the 1800 block of 32nd Street


Report of a Theft of Property 4th (tag) in the 2000 block of 42nd Street


Report of a Theft of Property 4th (merchandise) in the 3500 block of 20th Avenue


Report of a Assault 3rd and a Theft of Property 2nd (medications) in the 2100 block of 40th Street


Report of a Criminal Mischief 3rd and a Child in Need of Supervision in the 1100 block of County Road 519


Report of a Domestic Violence 3rd (Harassment) in the 900 block of Crest Club Drive


Report of a Domestic Violence 3rd (Harassment) in the 1000 block of Scales Circle


Report of a Domestic Violence 3rd (Criminal Mischief 3rd) and a Theft of Property 4th (jewelry) in the 200 block of Jarrett Street



and now Obituary's brought to you by Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home, providing dignified service since 1900.


Johnson Brown announces the passing of the following:


Mr. Harold Lee Lauderdale, age 73, of Lanett, Alabama passed away on Monday, August 22nd, 2022 in Opelika, Alabama. He was born on July 3rd, 1948 in Eufaula, Alabama.


Harold grew up in the Shawmut community and graduated from Valley High School. Upon graduation, he joined the 825 Security Police Sq, United States Air Force stationed in Little Rock, Arkansas where he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and the Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon. After completion of service as an Air Police Supervisor, including deployment to Taipei, Taiwan, he was honorably discharged in 1969 as a Sergeant.


Harold attended Auburn University and received a Bachelor of Science and Education. He enjoyed many years of service in the textiles industry with West Point Pepperell and later Johnston Industries. During that time, he taught Textile Production & Management at Auburn University, developed and obtained a patent for a method of making a reinforcing fabric for power transmission belts, hoses, and the like, and finally ended his career as Plant Manager of Langdale & Shawmut Mills.


Harold was known for his love of 1960’s music and spending evenings on the deck singing oldies with friends. He married his high school sweetheart, Deborah, and recently celebrated 53 years of marriage. They raised their two children in Lanett, AL, and later in life, he enjoyed living near his six grandsons and sharing words of wisdom with them. He will be greatly missed by family, friends, and all who knew him.


Harold is survived by his wife of 53 years, Deborah Lauderdale; daughter, Hollie Zachry (David); son, Mark Lauderdale (Lindsey); grandchildren, Miles Zachry, Brooks Zachry, Colton Zachry, Austin Morgan, Lawton Lauderdale, and Russell Lauderdale; sister, Susan Otto; brother, Donnie Lauderdale.


He was preceded in death by his mother, Juanita Perryman; and brother, Rusty Smith.


Memorial services with Military Honors will be held on Monday, August 29th, 2022 at 11:00 AM (EST) at the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home Chapel in Valley. Pastor Rusty Letson will officiate. Harold’s family will receive friends Monday morning from 10:00 AM (EST) until the service hour at the funeral home.


Please visit Harold’s Memorial Tribute page at www.johnsonbrownservicefh.com to leave a kind word for his family, share a memory of Harold, o light a Remembrance Candle in his memory.


Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley directing.


Mrs. Jeanette Smith, 81, a resident of Lake Harding, AL passed away Tuesday, August 23, 2022, at her residence. A memorial service was held on Saturday, August 27, 2022, from the Blanton Baptist Church with Bro. Francis Irmiter and Rev. Ronnie Jordan officiating.


Mrs. Smith is survived by her husband of 54 years, Vernon Smith; son, Marc Smith (Karen); three grandchildren, Jonathan Smith (Kera); Elijah Smith (Hosanna); & Isaac Smith (Emily); and four great-grandchildren, Asa, Eden, Emery, & Eva. A son, John Vernon Smith, Jr. preceded her in death.


She was born in Atlanta, GA on August 19, 1941, and raised in Decatur, GA and, was a graduate of Southwest DeKalb High School. She was a member of Blanton Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Blanton Baptist Church or to Chattahoochee Hospice.


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


Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home Valley, AL Directing


Eddie Sanford Estes, III, 41, of LaGrange, Georgia passed away on Sunday, August 21, 2022

Eddie was born on June 2, 1981, in LaGrange, Georgia to Jo Burdick and the late Eddie Sanford Estes, Jr. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Alan Estes, grandparents, Eddie Sanford Estes, Sr. and Katie Estes, James and Martha Messer, and Ben Burdick.


Eddie loved life and he lived life to the fullest.


He was an avid University of Georgia Bulldogs football fan and an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hiking, playing paintball, mountain biking, and riding jet skis on the lake. Eddie loved all of his animals – especially his chickens.


Eddie was gifted in working with computers and enjoyed building computers and repairing them.


He is survived by his son, Eli Estes (Chloe), mother, Jo Burdick (Rick), sister, Nikki Rice (Eric), sister, Sheryl Estes (Jim), brother, Chris Burdick (Emily), special friend, Autumn Barcus, grandmother, Marie Mosele, several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.


Funeral services were held on Sunday, August 28, 2022, at the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home chapel in Valley with the Reverend Jeff McCartney officiating.


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


Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home directing. (334)768-2141.


Silmon-Seroyer Funeral Home announces the passing of the following:


Mrs. Carmel Holloway Ware, 77 of LaFayette, AL passed away on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at Lake Martin Community Hospital in Dadeville, AL.


Funeral Services were held on Sunday, August 28, 2022, at Greater Poplar Springs Baptist Church in LaFayette, AL, Pastor Jerone Fannin, Officiating.


Mrs. Ware is survived by her children: Annie Jewel Ware (William) of LaFayette, AL, Angela Russell (Telly) of Dadeville, AL and Nichol Ware (Perry) Huntsville, AL, six grandchildren: DarroChino Cox, DayQuan Ware, Jada Russell, Whitney Booker, Antonia Lee and Deacon Russell, three great-grandchildren: Zoe, Solar and Daxton, sisters-in-law, Lizzie Ware, Linda Ford, Ceola Ware and Diann Vines Ware, and brothers-in-law, Johnnie Lee Ware and Richard (Johnnie Mae)Ware, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.


Ms. Sara Mae Ellis, 75 of LaFayette, AL passed away on Sunday, August 21, 2022, at Piedmont Columbus Regional Medical Center in Columbus, GA.


Funeral Services were held on Saturday, August 27, 2022, at Macedonia Baptist Church, LaFayette (Buffalo Community), AL, with Pastor Darrell Jordan, Officiating.


Ms. Ellis leaves cherished memories with seven children: Donald L. Spence of Lanett, AL, James E. (Rose) Spence, Michael C. Ellis, Terry T. Ellis, Lamones S. (Crystal) Ellis, and Ariana R. Story, all of LaFayette, AL and Jeffery L. Spence, of Tuskegee, AL; twenty-one grandchildren: Abria Grimmett, Britney (Derek) Watson, Carson Johnson, Devonte Spence, Erica Martin, Galijha Ellis, Jasmine Ellis, Kimberly (Sadaski) Winston, Lamartavis Ellis, Lamones Ellis, Jr., Myasia Ellis, Quintresia Ellis, Sebria Beasley, Shamarquawn Ellis, Shanteria (Alexander) Long, Terrance Avery, Teshia Brown, Torrance Avery, Cornesha Silmon, Zaiden Waldrep, and Zynia Ellis; three sisters, Mary Banks of LaGrange, GA, Ella Avery of LaFayette, AL and Lillly (Bobby) Brock of Auburn, AL; one brother, Albert (Annie) Spence of LaFayette, AL; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.


Mr. Alonzo "Freddy" Todd, Sr. 78, of LaFayette, AL passed away on Monday, August 15, 2022, at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, GA.


Graveside Services were held on Saturday, August 27, 2022, at Friendship Baptist Church #2 Cemetery in LaFayette (Buffalo Community), AL, with Pastor Curtis Spidell, Officiating.


Mr. Todd leaves cherished memories with his wife, Mary H. Richardson Todd of Auburn, AL, and his children: Gwendolyn “Brianna” Todd of Auburn, AL, Travis Todd (Jendayia) of Lanett, AL, Alonzo P. Todd, Jr. of Birmingham, AL, Marquette Todd of Killeen, TX, Henry Richardson, and Pamela Richardson James (Andrew), both of Auburn, AL, his brother, Herman Todd of New York, sisters-in-law, Loretta Smith, and Cathy Richardson (Jimmy), both of Auburn, AL, brother-in-law, Johnny C. Philpot of Opelika, AL, special nieces, Freda Watkins and Debra Watkins (Keith), both of Racine, WI, special cousins, Lewis Perry of Atlanta, GA, and Roy L. “Shug” Hughley of LaFayette, AL, as well as a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.


Vines Funeral Home announces the passing of Mrs. Charlene Blunt Holloway, 88, of LaFayette died Thursday, August 25, 2022, at Dadeville Health Care Center, Dadeville. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 31, 2022, at Vines Funeral Home Chapel, LaFayette at 1:00 p.m. (CST) with Rev. Calvin Trammell officiating. Interment will be in Essie J. Handy cemetery, LaFayette. The remains will lie in state at the chapel from 12:00 p.m. (CST) until the funeral hour. Visitation with the family will be Tuesday, August 30, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (CST) at Vines Funeral Home Chapel. Mrs. Holloway was a member of Friendship Baptist Church #1, LaFayette from early childhood until later in life. She then joined Hopewell Baptist Church, Wadley in 2011. Mrs. Holloway was preceded in death by her husband, Hines Wilson Holloway. She worked in the health care industry for over 40 years; and, served eight years as a LaFayette City Council Representative for District C (1996-2004). Mrs. Holloway is survived by four daughters: Annette Davis, Stone Mountain, GA, Susan (Willie) Hughley and Joyce (Doyle) Moss both of Opelika and Judy Holloway, Montgomery; one step daughter: Esther Williams, Lanett; two sons: Charles (Virginia) Holloway, Hamilton, GA and Tommy (Sandra) Holloway, LaFayette; two sisters: Christine Davis, West Point, GA and Olla Mae (Willie) Hill, Valley; one brother: George Blunt, Opelika; five grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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