Local News For Thursday, April 14th, 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 Chambers County, Chambers County Sheriff's Office reports the following:


Demarco Farrow, 43, Lanett, FTP Child Support

From Lanett


Reginald Tremayne Cleveland, age 48 of Lanett, AL was charged with Failure to Appear for Court through Randolph County Sheriff’s Office

Cornelia Lamont Briskey, age 42 of Valley, AL was charged with 3 counts of Failure to Appear for Possession of Marijuana 2nd and 2 counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Kinta Delvonta Stephens, age 27 of Valley, AL was charged with Failing to Appear-Traffic for No Driver’s License through Lee County Sheriff’s Office

Jerrionda Raheem Lloyd, age 25 of Lanett, AL was charged with 4 counts of Failing to Appear-Traffic for 2 counts of Driving Suspended, Failure/Refusal to Display Insurance, and Operating a Vehicle Without Insurance

Lanett Police also reported the following incidents:


Harassment and Criminal Trespass 3rd were reported in the 1400 block of S 14th St.


From Valley


Kahleel Rashod Flournory, 23 from Valley

Assault 3rd Degree


Brandon Lamar Jones, 39 from Opelika

Bail Jumping 2nd Degree


Valley Police also reported the following incidents:


300 Block of Fob James Drive

Incident / Offense

Change Bill Circulating


2100 Block of US Hwy 29

Incident / Offense

Possession of Marijuana 2nd Degree


3000 Block of 55th Street

Incident / Offense

Failure to Give Information or Render Aid


River Rd. and Columbus Rd.

Incident / Offense

Identity Theft


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


Memorial services are pending and will be held at a later date for Jake Patrick Hill, 18, from Lanett, AL who passed away on Thursday, January 6, 2022, in Greenville, GA.


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. https://gofund.me/2c9fa54f .


Please visit Jake’s Memorial Tribute page at www.johnsonbrownsrvicefh.com 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.


Johnson Brown Funeral Home announces the passing of the following :


Mrs. Dana Jean Ray Johnson, age 72, of Valley, Alabama passed away on Monday, April 11th, 2022 at her residence.


Dana was born on July 7th, 1949 in Langdale, Alabama. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Riverview. She worked for West Point Pepperell for over 30 years at the Riverview and Fairfax Mills and later at Briggs and Stratton in Opelika, Alabama.


Dana is survived by her husband, Jackie Lamar Johnson; son, Chris Martin; sister, Iris Downs; brothers, Guy Ray, Jr. and Frank Ray; one grandchild and one great-grandchild.


She was preceded in death by her mother, Johnnie Pearl Ray; and her son, Paul Martin.


A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 15th, 2022 at 2:00 PM (EST) at the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home Chapel in Valley. The Reverend Rusty Letson will officiate. Dana’s family will receive friends Friday afternoon from 1:00 PM (EST) until the service hour at the funeral home.


Please visit Dana’s Memorial Tribute page at www.johnsonbrownservicefh.com to share a memory of Dana, leave a condolence for her family, or to light a Remembrance Candle in her memory.


Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley directing.


James Alan Kelley “Jamie”, age 64, of Langdale, AL passed away on April 10th, 2022.


Jamie was a member of Sunset Heights Baptist Church in Lanett, AL. He loved leading the choir on Sunday mornings and helping teach the youth about our Lord and Savior. Jamie retired from West Point Pepperell as a Machinist in Fairview Mill. He loved spending time with his family, especially his children and loving wife. He spent a lot of time riding motorcycles with his wife and brother. He also liked painting rocks with gospel verses on them and hiding them along the trail in Langdale so the kids would find them.


Jamie is preceded in death by his parents James G. and Lavara Kelley, and his sister Jeri Black.


He is survived by his wife of 41 years Deborah “Debbie” McDonald Kelley; two kids, Clayton Alan Kelley and Lindsay Jeri Kelley; brother Robert (Robbie) Kelley; and countless nieces and nephews.


Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 14th, 2022 at 2:00 PM (EST) at Sunset Heights Baptist Church in Lanett, AL. Pastor Chuck Goodwin will officiate. Following church services, there will be a graveside service at Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley on Wednesday, April 13th, 2022 from 6:00 until 8:00 PM (EST).


The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Chattahoochee Hospice for their wonderful care during this trying time.


If desired, friends and family may make memorial donations to Chattahoochee Hospice.


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


Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley directing.


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