Local News For Monday, July 18th, 2022



Good morning y’all, and now a little news to get you up and going. weather-wise, it will be mostly sunny to partly cloudy on this Monday. Hot and a bit breezy. A couple isolated showers and storms possible during the afternoon with highs between 90 and 93.

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. Nyla Owens, 19, League City TX, Possession Marijuana 2nd

2. Denis Cruz, 42, Phenix City, DUI

3. Kadesha Whitfield, 24, Tuskegee, FTA No Insurance


From Lanett


Daquayrius M Huguley, age 30 of Valley, Al was charged with Failure to Pay (Possession of Marijuana 2nd and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia)

Roger Reshod Bailey, age 26 of West Point, Ga was charged with Failure to Appear (Traffic)

Trentavious Hac Keem Avery, age 26 of Valley, Al was charged with Possession of Marijuana 2nd and Attempting to Elude

George Eddie Chambers, age 33 of Valley, Al was charged with Failure to Appear (Traffic)

Jessica Denise James, age 28 of Lanett, Al was charged with Failure to Pay (Failure to Display Insurance)

Lamarkes Mitchell, age 41 of Lanett, Al was charged with Assault 3rd and Theft of Property 4th


Lanett Police also reported the following incidents:


Burglary 3rd was reported in the 400 block of N 14th St.

Harassment was reported in the 2800 block of S Phillips Rd.

Attempting Burglary 3rd and Criminal Mischief 3rd were reported in the 1300 block of S Gilmer Ave.

Criminal Mischief 3rd was reported in the 1300 block of S Gilmer Ave.

Burglary 3rd and Theft of Property 3rd were reported in the 300 block of 13th St Sw.


From Valley


Cody lee Carmack, 35, of Valley, AL was arrested for Domestic Violence 3rd Degree (Harassment) and Domestic Violence 3rd Degree (Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree).


Jaheim Ahmad Finley, 20, from Lanett, AL was arrested for Possession of Marijuana 2nd Degree and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.


Amonde Floyd, 20, from Valley, AL was arrested for Failure to Appear.

Daquayrius Huguley, 30, from Valley, AL was arrested for Possession of Marijuana 2nd Degree and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.


Ruby Hicks, 52, from Roanoke, AL was arrested for Theft of Property 4th Degree.


Zachaeus Mosley, 22, from Lagrange, GA was arrested for Possession of Marijuana 2nd Degree and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.


Bryce Clinton, 24, from Valley, AL was arrested for Possession of Marijuana 2nd Degree and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.


Valley Police also reported the following incidents:


Theft of Property 4th Degree was reported in the 2000 Block of 20th Avenue.


Domestic Violence 3rd Degree was reported in the 2400 Block of 61st Street.


Theft of Property 3rd Degree was reported in the 3500 Block of 20th Avenue.


Domestic Violence 3rd Degree was reported in the 1300 Block of County Road 196.


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 Mrs. Imogene Aikens Brooks, age 84, of Lanett, Alabama passed away on Friday, July 15, 2022, at the Diversicare Nursing Home in Lanett.


Mrs. Brooks was born on April 22, 1938, in Chambers County, Alabama to the late Bonnie G. Aikens and Annie Laura Roberts Aikens.


Mrs. Brooks retired from the West Point Pepperell after 30 plus years of service.

She enjoyed listening to gospel music, cooking, shopping, and watching her soap operas and game shows.


She was a member of the Huguley Nazarene Church.


She is survived by her children, Debra (Chuck) Cain, Randy (Deborah) Hill, Jennifer (Tommy) Smith, Scott Hill, Dawn (Jonathan) Kerr, Wendy (Rick) Jernigan, Randy (Marcie) Brooks; siblings, Dorothy (Gerald) Brumbeloe; 22 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren.


Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 18, 2022, at 11:00 A.M. EDT at the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home chapel in Valley with interment following in Hillcrest Cemetery. The Reverend Rusty Letson officiatingofficiatedbefore. Her family will be receiving friends at the funeral home Monday one hour prior to the service.


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


Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley directing


Randy Lynn Stephens, 70 went to his heavenly home on July 8, 2022, at Piedmont Northside Medical Center in Columbus, Georgia. He was born to Hubert and Maude Stephens in Talladega, Alabama on January 24, 1952.


Randy graduated from Lanett High School.


He is survived by two sons, Mikey Stephens (Rebecca) from Trenton, Ohio and Frank Stephens (Tiffany) from Panama City, Florida. Sisters, Anne Thomas, Ball Ground, Georgia, Gale Holliday, Forest Park, Georgia. Brother, Michael Stephens, Montgomery, Alabama. Four Grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by parents Hubert and Maude Stephens, wife, Melody Rae Stephens, sisters, Maudine Bailey, and Dawn Barrington, and brothers, Charles Stephens and Ted Stephens.


A Celebration of Life Memorial Graveside Service is scheduled for July 23, 2022, at 10:00 A.M. CDT at Cedarwood Cemetery with Reverend Mike Stephens officiating.


Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley is directing.


Johnson-Brown also announces the passing of the following:


Randy Lynn Stephens, 70 went to his heavenly home on July 8, 2022, at Piedmont Northside Medical Center in Columbus, Georgia. He was born to Hubert and Maude Stephens in Talladega, Alabama on January 24, 1952.


Randy graduated from Lanett High School.


He is survived by two sons, Mikey Stephens (Rebecca) from Trenton, Ohio and Frank Stephens (Tiffany) from Panama City, Florida. Sisters, Anne Thomas, Ball Ground, Georgia, Gale Holliday, Forest Park, Georgia. Brother, Michael Stephens, Montgomery, Alabama. Four Grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by parents Hubert and Maude Stephens, wife, Melody Rae Stephens, sisters, Maudine Bailey, and Dawn Barrington, and brothers, Charles Stephens and Ted Stephens.


A Celebration of Life Memorial Graveside Service is scheduled for July 23, 2022, at 10:00 A.M. CDT at Cedarwood Cemetery with Reverend Mike Stephens officiating.


Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley is directing.


Mr. Gene Pike, age 80, of West Point, Georgia passed away on Thursday, July 14th, 2022 in LaGrange, Georgia.


Gene was born on February 9th, 1942 in LaGrange to the late Andrew Howard and Lillie May Pike. He was a member of Davidson Baptist Church. He was a man of God who enjoyed helping others and working at his church. He was a very athletic man who, up until several years ago, ran 10 miles a day and worked out regularly. He loved dancing with his wife and in years past, roller skating with his children. He was a good and loving husband, father, and grandfather.


Gene is survived by his wife, Faye Pike; children, Stacey Towler (Ben), Jonathan Johnson (Corrina); Kim Andrews, and Shannon Hand; grandchildren, Lexie, Cole, Nathan, Austin, and Lindsey; sister, Carolyn Hewett, all of his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Shirley Pike Darden.


Memorial services for Gene will be announced at a later date.


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


Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley directing.


Ms. Diana Renee Reaves, age 35, of Valley, Alabama passed away on Wednesday, July 13, 2022, at her home in Lanett, Alabama.


For years, she was “D” or “D-Nasty” later edited to “D-Nicey,” but her most recent and probably favorite was the name “Nana.” “Nana” was her endearing title coined by Emmie Lynn and later picked up by Raleigh Beckett. She valued people, thinking of them often and deeply. A fierce Love. An unforgettable daughter, sister, niece, aunt and friend, Diana spent her time as a singer, poet, plant lady, and the ultimate gift giver. Her Me-Mommy and Deddy and nieces and nephew were her pride and joy. She could always be found in search of the perfect next birthday gift for Steve-O or Mother’s Day gift for Ttam.


Right before her diagnosis, she said, “ . . .I was also experiencing revival (my “sunrise,” I often call it) in my soul. Diana would want you to know a few things in her own words, “God held me and carried me through it. I had surrendered everything. I couldn't hold my head up.


I couldn't imagine it. No more southern accent. No more singing (well). No more eating. (I live off of my feeding tube formula.) The list of "no more" is long. But the Lord redeems.” Now, Praise God that list is no more, while Diana lives forevermore with her King. Southern accent, famous smile, and beautiful singing voice redeemed. She explained “I've discovered something about myself on this journey. I like to stare darkness in its blob of a face. I let my humanity crumble, as it ALWAYS does. We're just dust down here, after all. This is Christ in me. He behaved the same way before the sacrifice that saved us all.


And then I wait. I know it's coming. Every single time, Love lifts me. When NOTHING else can help, Love lifts me up . . .


I've said this before. Scripture says children of our Great Love are MORE than conquerors.

Which means there's more to the way we win. We aren't normal conquerors. We're "more than.” In fact, we win without having to fight at all. Which is why I never bought into that “fighting cancer" language that's so popular. Sure, it's a battle. But I never fought. Any strength I had to simply stand and breathe during the battle was Christ alone, in me, through me.


I'm pointing to HOPE. It's all I know to do. In trouble, in happy times, I point to Hope. If you're leaning on something else, I can't even honestly wish you good luck. Truthfully, I pray you fall flat on your pretty face ASAP so you can snap out of your selfish delusions and tilt your entire being toward Heaven. Flesh and bone, heart and soul - my whole yet broken self is saved by Grace that is greater than all the overwhelming darkness down in the wells of hell we lower ourselves into. I am lifted, raised, cleansed within by God's Great Grace.


A word for you "healthy" folks out there. Don't feel too sorry for the meek and weak and mournful. They're drawn closer and closer to the Comforter. And we will inherit the earth.

Instead, turn inward. Pray with all you have that you're soon made merciful, peaceful, pure, and hungry for righteousness and Love instead of for your precious political bent, self-image, personal banners, etc.


As much as you pray[ed] for me to be healed, I pray for you to be split and tossed, as a dead log before it lands in the fire - then a thousand sparks joyfully popping into the air. Finally, broken down, singing the new crackle-song, receiving and giving warmth. The Flame - Everlasting Light - has come. God lives in those who are willing to burn.


Remember that to Diana “A sunset was no longer simply beautiful. It was wicked. Those deep, violent reds, oranges, and purples screamed at [her]. They disguised the truth--the dying of day.” She explained, “My world and life and all that I remembered, witnessed, or experienced contained poems.”


“Beyond blue air and cloud, the sun sinks, / rising in another’s sky, and on the shore, I listen...

I am quiet and calm as the gray lake / before rain . . .. I love this storm.” (Diana)

“I love this world, but not for its answers.” Mary Oliver


Thank you for praying for me. Now, pray for YOUR OWN healing. Your children's healing.

Because your prayers have been answered for me. Don't waste another thought here. I know my Compass. I know where to point.


God bless you. I love all y'all!” “Love leading me, with me, and following me. It’s an inescapable, omnipresent Love that is my God.”—


Diana was born in Opelika, Alabama on September 13, 1986, to Randy and Tammy Reaves.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Earl and Frances Stephens, and Calvin and Clara Reaves.


She was a graduate of Valley High School Class of 2005, where she was also crowned Miss Valarata. Upon graduating high school, Diana earned her bachelor's degree in English with a minor in creative writing from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tennessee. She was later accepted to the University of Arkansas Fayetteville campus where she earned a master's degree in poetry.


Diana is survived by her parents, Randy and Tammy Reaves, sister, Tamra (Daniel) Sriver and their children, Gracie Mae and Raleigh Beckett Sriver, brother, Stephen (Katie) Reaves, Aunt, Sheree (Craig) Bailey, Christoper Bailey, Lindsey (Brandon) Threadgill and their children, Emmie Lynn and Lila Marie Threadgill, Aunt, Shirley (Johnny) Adkins and their family Tiffany (Milton) Edwards, Brandon (Jennifer) Adkins, Uncle, Ronald (Denise) Reaves and their family Anslee, Alyssa, and Blake, Uncle, Bobby (Susan) Reaves and their family, Lamar (Susie) Reaves and their family; and her loyal four-legged companion, Ellie “Bean Bean” Reaves.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Sunday, July 17, 2022, at 2:00P.M. EST at the Shawmut Nazarene Church with The Reverends Tim Campbell and Bonnye Campbell officiating.


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


Mr. Forrest Lee Holloway, 65, of LaFayette, AL passed away on Monday, July 11, 2022.


Funeral Services were held on Saturday, July 16th at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church in LaFayette, AL, with Rev. Michael Stiggers, and Pastor Kelsey Barnes, Officiating.