Local News For Monday, October 3rd, 2022



Good morning y’all, and now a little news to get you up and going. weather-wise, mostly sunny this Monday. Dry and a bit breezy with highs between 78 and 82 degrees.


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:


Antonio Durand Woody, 39, of Roanoke, AL was arrested for DUI

Crystal Ellis, 42, of Lafayette, AL was arrested for Failure to Pay - Driving Suspended

Michael Earl Torbert, 66, of Auburn, AL was arrested for Failure to Appear - Driving Suspended

Rodney Demond Ross, 43, of Lafayette, AL was arrested for Failure to Appear - Driving Revoked (2 counts) and Expired Tag

Rodtavious Jekelan Dunn, 22, of Valley, AL was arrested for Failure to Appear - Driving Suspended

Jarinda Simone McFarlin, 26, of Lagrange, GA, was arrested for Failure to Appear - Speeding

Cordarious Latray Joiner, 27, of Lafayette, AL was arrested for Attempting to Elude a Law Enforcement Officer, Reckless Driving, and Failure to Appear - Driving Revoked

Daryl Lamonte Gable, 59, of Lagrange, GA, was arrested for Failure to Appear - Expired Tag


From Lanett


1. Joshua Conway, 36, of Lanett, AL arrested for Failure to Appear.


2. Ne’gaijana Williams, 23, of Lanett, AL arrested for Failure to Appear.


3. Eric Tucker, 37, of Lanett, AL arrested for Failure to Appear.


4. Jada Williams, 25, of Valley, AL arrested for Failure to Appear.


5. Toney Walker, 25, of Lanett, AL arrested for Failure to Appear.


6. Harold Wordlaw, 66, of Nashville, TN arrested for DUI, Reckless Endangerment.


Lanett Police also reported the following incidents:


1. Burglary 3rd, Theft 2nd reported in the 800 Blk S 10th St.


2. Theft 4th reported in the 700 Blk S 16th Ave.


3. Theft 2nd , Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle reported in the 1400 Blk S 14th St.


4. Theft 4th reported in the 1400 Blk S 14th St.


5. Menacing reported in the 700 Blk Magnolia Rd.


6. Domestic Violence 3rd reported in the 3800 Blk Phillips Rd.


7. Harassing Communications reported in the 1300 Blk S 15th St.


8. Assault 2nd reported in the 600 Blk N 14th Ct.


9. Indecent Exposure was reported in the 3000 Blk Phillips Rd.


10. Breaking\Entering a Motor Vehicle, Theft 2nd reported in the 100 Blk S 14th Ave.


11. Theft 3rd reported in the 3800 Blk 27th St SW.


From Valley


Jimmie Roy Smith, 68 of Cusseta, charged with Failure to Appear-Obstructing Governmental Operations

Earnest Cowels, 30 of Phenix City, charged with Possession of Marijuana 2nd and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Ronnie Jerome Madden, 56 of Auburn, charged with Public Intoxication

Victor Omar Kennedy, 27 of Lagrange, charged with Possession of a Controlled substance and Possession of Marijuana 2nd

Valley Police also reported the following incidents:


Report of a Theft of Property4th (Merchandise) in the 3500 block of 20th Avenue


Report of a Theft of Property 1st (Currency) in the 1200 block of Mapp Road


Report of a Breaking and Entering of a Vehicle and a Theft of Property 4th (Jumper Cables) in the 4800 block of 48th Street


Report of a Failure to Pay for Gasoline in the 3700 block of 20th Avenue


Report of a Structure Fire in the 2100 block of 40th Street


Report of a Domestic Violence 3rd (Harassment) in the 400 block of River Road


Report of a Breaking and entering of a Vehicle and a Theft of Property 4th (Tools) in the 4800 block of 48th Street


Report of a Theft of Property 1st (Trailer with 42” Red Craftsman mower and tools) in the 5200 block of 26th Avenue


Report of a Domestic Violence 3rd (Harassment) in the 2100 block of 65th Street


Report of a Criminal Mischief 3rd in the 6400 block of Cleveland Road


Report of a Theft of Property 3rd (Currency) in the 3600 block of 20th Avenue 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:


David Abney, 47, passed away on Saturday, October 1st, 2022 at the Wellstar West Georgia Medical Center in LaGrange, Georgia. He had been in declining health for several months.


David was a happy, cheerful man who was always ready and willing to help a friend or a stranger. He could fix almost anything. He was lovingly referred to by his family as “our little handyman”. Most of his friends just called him “Tater”. David had many talents but his main trade was welding and painting. His number one sport was fishing and playing with his dog Rocky. Occasionally he enjoyed getting in his mother’s kitchen or firing up a grill and surprising everyone with a delicious meal. He will be greatly missed.


David is survived by his wife, Amanda; his parents, Bobby and Donna Abney of Huguley, AL; sisters, Myah Abney of Atlanta, GA., and Gena Rogers of Anderson, SC; brothers, Shayne Abney (Breanna) of the Hopewell, AL Community, Trace Abney of Huguley, AL, and Robbie Abney of Anderson, SC; great aunt, Betty “Boo Boo” Mason; special close friend and her children that referred to David as “Big Daddy”, Jillian Ray and Taylor Foster & Brynlee Teague.


He was preceded in death by his brother, Jonathan Abney; grandparents, Calvin and Martha Abney and Gene and Dorothy Smith.


Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 4th, 2022 at 2:00 PM (EDT) at the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home Chapel in Valley. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery. Pastor Jay Ezell and Pastor Lon Hurst will officiate. David’s family will receive friends Tuesday afternoon from 1:00 PM (EDT) until the service hour at the funeral home.


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


Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley directing.


Davis Memorial Mortuary announces the passing of the following:


Mrs. Pretrice S. Finch-Williams, a resident of Lanett, AL., and native of Valley, AL, passed away on Monday, September 26, 2022, at her residence.


Graveside Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. (EST) on Monday, October 3, 2022, at Fairfax Cemetery, Valley, AL, Rev. Larry Threatts, Officiant, and Rev. Johnnie Nelms, Eulogist.


Davis Memorial Mortuary of Valley directing.


Mr. Tracos L. Griggs, a resident of Opelika, AL, and a native of Valley, AL, passed away on Monday, September 26, 2022, at East Alabama Medical Center, Opelika, AL.


Graveside Services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. (EST) on Monday, October 3, 2022, at Rehoboth Baptist Church Cemetery, Valley, AL, Rev. Karanja Story, Pastor, Rev. Gretchen Holloway, Eulogist. Davis Memorial Mortuary of Valley directing.


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


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


Ms. Patricia A. Davis, 70 of LaFayette, AL passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2022, at EAMC-Opelika, AL.


Funeral Services will be held on Monday, October 3, 2022, at 12 Noon CST at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in LaFayette, AL, Pastor Dr. Melvin Owens, Eulogist, Rev. Gary L. Dixon, Officiating. Burial will follow in Essie J. Handy Cemetery in LaFayette, AL.

Ms. Davis is survived by one sister, Bell Todd of LaFayette, AL, and seven daughters: Stephanie Abner of LaFayette, AL, Tammy Filmore (Jason) of Honolulu, HI, Kimberly Davis of LaFayette, AL, Shannon Davis of LaFayette, AL, Monica Davis of Lanett, AL, Shelia Leverette of LaFayette, AL and Nakeshia Griffin of LaFayette, AL; twelve grandkids: Kierra Jones (Douglas Jr.) of LaFayette, AL, Kissimmee Abner of LaFayette, AL, Raven Floyd of Mobile AL, Tamara Filmore of Greensboro, NC, RaQuazious Boyd of LaFayette, AL, De’Ontravious Abner of Phenix City, AL, Jalen Davis of El Paso, TX, Donovan Floyd of LaFayette, AL, Quentavious Whitlow (Jhona) of Opelika, AL, Devantae King of Montgomery, AL, Tayshaun King of LaFayette, AL and Hakeem Filmore of Spokane Valley, WA; six great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Barbara Davis of Toledo, OH; she also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family, and friends.


Mr. Jimmy Ray Caldwell, 60 of Roanoke, AL passed away on Monday, September 26, 2022, at East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika, AL.


Public Visitation will be held on Monday, October 3, 2022, from 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM CST at Silmon-Seroyer Funeral Home Chapel in LaFayette, AL.


Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at 1:00 PM CST at New Beginning Outreach Ministry in Roanoke, AL, with Pastor Tom Staples, Officiating. Burial will follow in Skyview Memorial Gardens in Five Points, AL.


Jimmy leaves to cherish his memories, his wife, Cassandra Caldwell of Roanoke, AL, his children, Tyree (Shanishia) Caldwell of Opelika, AL, and Kheria Caldwell of Roanoke, AL, and his adopted children: Javanta Williams, Jaheid Williams, Breanna Stegall, Stephanie Fryar, Keyona Fryar and Javarius Fryar, all of Roanoke, AL; his grandchildren: Khamiyah Williams, Armani Caldwell, Na’Ziya Caldwell, Ni’Yonna Caldwell, Mahari Paige, Halo Paige, Kingston Fryar and Melody Fryar; his sisters: Glenda Caldwell of Roanoke, AL, Linda Fleming of Lineville, AL, Lorene (John) Caldwell, Nancy Caldwell, and Angela Fleming, all of Ashland, AL and Brenda Estes of Detroit, MI, his brothers: Edward Ray (Miyana) Fleming and Robert Fleming, both of Ashland, AL, Cecil Caldwell, and George Knight, both of Lineville, AL and Walter (Dorothy) Nunn of South Carolina, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

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