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Local News For Thursday, July 7th, 2022

Good morning y’all, and now a little news to get you up and going. weather-wise, mostly sunny to partly cloudy Wednesday. Another very hot and steamy day is on tap; it will feel like at least 105 degrees in most spots between 2 and 7 PM with actual air temperatures in the mid to upper 90s unless you get rain. We have a 20-30% coverage of showers and storms today

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:

Nothing to report from CCSD this morning.

From Lanett

1. Caleb Brown, 31, of Lanett, AL arrested for Failure to Appear.

2. Jerry Ferrell, 56, of Lanett, AL arrested for Robbery 1st.

Lanett Police also reported the following incidents:

1. Harassment reported in the 600 Blk Cherry Dr.

2. Menacing, Criminal Trespass 3rd reported in the 600 Blk Cherry Dr.

3. Robbery 1st reported in the 400 Blk N Gilmer Ave.

4. Criminal Mischief 3rd reported in the 6700 Blk 18th St. SW.

From Valley

Michael David Pester, 26 of Valley, charged with Possession of Marijuana 2nd and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Brandon Chase Kennebeck, 25 of Lanett, charged with Failure to Pay-Driving While Suspended

Valley Police also reported the following incidents:

Robbery 3rd in the 2900 block of 52nd Street

Harassing Communications in the 3300 block of 24th Avenue

Identity Theft and a Theft of Property 3rd (Currency) in the 2900 block of 19th Place

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 Patricia Ann Rouse, 80, a resident of Chambers County, AL passed away Tuesday, July 5, 2022, at home. She was born on December 22, 1941, in Newnan, GA to the late Margaret Francis Thrower Cofield & William Milfred Stancill. She was preceded in death by her grandson, Joseph William Boatright and,, brother, Randall Cofield of Newnan, GA.

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Watts; children, Donna Lynne Stancill Norred, Danny James Rouse (Sally) & Kimberly Ann Watts Bowling (Rusty); 12 grandchildren and 14, and great-grandchildren.

She retired from Pointe Magnolia Assisted Living in Newnan. She was a graduate of Western High School and as a teenager worked the soda fountain at the local drugstore and also was a “Candy Striper” at Newnan Hospital. She then worked as a seamstress for Carter’s Baby Clothing in Albany, GA, Playtex in Newnan, and Bibb Mfg. in Sargent, where she received her Instructor’s Certificate for Sewing. She lived and worked at Wolfe Creek Resort in Whitesburg, GA, and, also worked at Wapakoneta Resort in Ohio.

She was known for talking, eating, doing crossword puzzles, and camping in previous years. She was well loved, by her family and friends.

The family will hold a private memorial service which will be planned sometime after her cremation.

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

Johnson Brown-Service of Valley, AL Directing

Johnson-Brown also announces the passing of the following:

Mr. Odilo Villarreal, III age 59, of Lanett, Alabama passed away on Friday, July 1st, 2022 at his residence.

Mr. Villarreal was born on July 24th, 1962 in Mercedes, Texas. He was a member of the Lanett Church of Christ. He was a sweet and loving man who was a good husband and a devout Christian.

Mr. Villarreal is survived by his wife, Dottie Villarreal; son, Dustin Villarreal (Lane); daughter, Chelsea Wagner (Calvin); mother, Juanita Villarreal, grandson, Thomas Wagner; brothers, Cahin Villarreal and Ephrain Villarreal.

He was preceded in death by his father, Odilo Villarreal, II, and his daughter, Griselda Villarreal.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 8th, 2022 at 3:00 PM (EDT) at the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home Chapel in Valley. Interment will follow in Johnson Memorial Gardens. Following the funeral, a Celebration of Life service for Mr. Villarreal will be held at 4:00 PM (EDT) at the Lanett Church of Christ. Minister Jeff Clevenger will officiate.

Please visit Mr. Villarreal’s Memorial Tribute page at to leave a kind word for his family, share a memory of Mr. Villarreal, 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:

Ms. Essie M. Harris, a resident of Lanett, AL, passed away on Monday, July 4, 2022, at her residence.

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

Jeff Jones Funeral Home announces the passing of Mr. William Stacy Slagle 67 of Opelika, Alabama passed away on Friday, July 1, 2022, at the Community Hospital in Tallassee.

He was born in Opelika on June 27, 1955, to the late William Thomas Slagle and Sara Lee Spence Slagle.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 6, 2022, at 11 AM at the Lebanon Presbyterian Church in Buffalo, Alabama with burial in the church cemetery with the Rev Jerry Ledbetter officiating.


Visitation will be held Wednesday from 10 AM until 11 AM at the church before the service.

He is survived by his mother Sara Lee Spence Slagle of Jacksonville, Fl., and sister Jane Slagle of Jacksonville, Fl. brother Lee Slagle of Montgomery, Ala

Jeff Jones Funeral Home, LaFayette, Al

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