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Local News For Thursday ,May 26th, 2022

Good morning y’all, and now a little news to get you up and going. weather-wise, keep the umbrella handy on this Thursday. Times of heavy rain and storms are on the way before a drier feel moves in Friday and especially over Memorial Day weekend. It will be cloudy and quite breezy at times 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 Lanett

Amber Bryant, 41, of Opelika, AL arrested for Theft 3rd.

Lanett Police also report the following incident:

Criminal Mischief 3rd reported in the 100 Blk N 26th Ave.

and from Valley

Destiney Ellis-Dickens, 24 from Texas

Obstructing Governmental Operations, and Resisting Arrest

Megan Shantea Smith, 29 from Opelika

Bail Jumping 2nd Degree

Cynthia Dominique Walker, 38 from Cusseta

Bail Jumping 2nd Degree

Valley Police also report the following incident:

3300 Block of CR 388

Incident / Offense


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 Phyllis Dorene Price Lindsay, age 68, passed away on May 22nd, 2022 in the comfort of her home in LaFayette, AL surrounded by her family.

Phyllis is survived by her only child, Christy Lindsay (& daughter in love Robyn), her fiancé of many years, Bill P. Allen and her sister, Shelia Price Clifton of Lanett. Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, Perry & Velma Price and her older brother, Charles (Chuck) Price.

Phyllis was no longer a member of any particular church or denomination, but was committed to her Lord God and Jesus Christ proving that on a daily basis by her actions of helping her fellow humans as well as animals. From a young age, Phyllis displayed a love for creatures of all shapes and sizes, but horses and dogs were her favorites.

She asked in lieu of flowers; please donate to your favorite rescue foundation or local humane society in her memory or The American Cancer Society.

No services are planned at this time.

Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley, AL Directing

Johnson Brown Funeral Home also announces the passing of the following:

Miss Shannon Brooke Murphy, 49, of Valley, Alabama passed away on Friday, May 20, 2022, at the East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika, Alabama.

Brooke was born in Langdale, Alabama on August 2, 1972.

She attended Osanippa Creek Baptist Church growing up and later attended the Upper Room Church where she was baptized.

Brooke was a lady who would light up the room with simply her presence. She was very genuine, kind and personable.

She was an avid Auburn University football fan and a fan of the Atlanta Braves.

She loved to spend time on the water or around water whether it was at the beach, the pool, or the lake. She enjoyed fishing and she loved animals.

Brooke had a very special relationship with her nieces Macee and Savannah. She was the cool aunt that invested her time, love and experiences with them always treating them as her own children.

She is survived by her mother Beverly S. Marshall; her sister, Mistee (Jimmy) Streat; half-brother, James Murphy; nieces, Macee and Savannah Streat; aunt, Sherry Knowles; uncle, Tony (Marsha) Smith; fiancé, Jeff Bowen.

A Celebration of Life Service was held on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home chapel in Valley.

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

Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley is directing.

Mr. Doug Scaroni, age 77, of Long Bridge Estates in Valley, Alabama passed away on Friday, May 20th, 2022 in Auburn, Alabama.

Doug was born on August 15th, 1944 in Bronx, New York. He was of the Christian faith. He was a fun loving gentleman who loved life. He was an Alabama fan who also liked to “grill and chill”. During his youth in the Bronx he sang with a Doo Wop group.

Doug is survived by his wife Myrtice Scaroni; children, Jason Scaroni, Lisadawn Scaroni, Misty Eagles, Brian Simpson (Amber), Keith Simpson, and Kevin Simpson (Kim); seven grandchildren; one great grandchild; sister, Shirley Vallade (Fred); several nieces and nephews; best friend, Anthony Perez.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother.

Private family services will be held to celebrate Doug’s life.

In lieu of flowers, Doug’s family asks that donations be made to the American Kidney Foundation, , in his memory.

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

Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley directing.

Bluffton Funeral Services announces the passing of Victoria Ellen Duke Rockwell, age 70, of LaGrange, GA, passed into eternal rest Saturday, May 21, 2022 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Vicki, was born in Union, MS on May 1, 1952 and grew up in Pensacola, Florida. She graduated from Tate High School in Pensacola in 1970, then went on to study Home Economics at Pensacola Junior College, then transferring to Troy University.

Vicki married her high school sweetheart, James Nelson Rockwell Jr. “Jim”, on September 2, 1972. This September would have been their 50th wedding anniversary.

Vicki was preceded in death by her parents, Alex and Margie Duke, her mother-in-law and father-in-law Jim and Marion Rockwell Sr., and several aunts and uncles.

She is survived by her husband, James “Jim” Rockwell Jr of LaGrange; children Alexander “Sandy” (Lisa) Rockwell of LaGrange, Carrie Rockwell Wood of Statesboro, Mary Rockwell of LaGrange; 3 grandchildren Walker and Amelia Rockwell of LaGrange and Porter Wood of Statesboro. She is also survived by two brothers, Harrison (Janice) Duke and Robert (Cindy) Duke, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Vicki was a very creative individual. For most of her children’s younger years, she would sew beautiful outfits and dresses using smocking techniques with special fabrics and French lace. Her creativity was put into her passion for floral arrangements as her children were older. She started her first business, Affairs to Remember, in 2000, creating floral arrangements for weddings and events. This business grew into her opening her own store located in downtown LaGrange-The White Orchid, named for her favorite flower. This was a special boutique that featured home décor, wedding registry and specialty clothing lines and of course she continued to keep fresh flowers for events.

She also decorated homes and the local hospital for many years at Christmas, as well as teaching floral classes at Hills and Dales.

Growing up in Pensacola, Vicki has always had a love for the beach where she would spend many summer days. After her retirement, she spent as many days as she could walking the beaches collecting shells and enjoying the sand & surf.

Vicki’s family would like to thank the Wellstar Home Hospice Team, the medical staff at Warm Springs Medical Center Nursing Home and, the caregivers and staff at Poplar Creek.

Also, a personal thank you to very special friends that help care for Vicki; Tommy Whitworth, Dr. Tommy Gore, Laura & Blair Harlin, and Phil & Gayle Oliver.

The family will have a Celebration of Life for family and friends on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 from 5:00pm until 9:00pm at the Del’Avant Event Center located in LaGrange.

Flowers are accepted but donations may be made to the Harmony House in LaGrange or to Alzheimer’s Research.

Arrangements are by Bluffton Funeral Services, Lanett, Alabama.

Silmon - Seroyer Funeral Home announces the passing of Mrs. Sarah L. Holloway, 83 of Lanett, AL passed away on Saturday, May 21, 2022

Public Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 12:00 PM until 6:00 PM CST at Silmon-Seroyer Funeral Home Chapel in LaFayette.

Graveside Services will be Thursday, May 26, 2022, 1:00 PM CST at Pine Grove United Methodist Church in LaFayette, Reverend Kelsey Barnes, officiating.

Mrs. Holloway is survived by her husband, Mr. William K. Holloway of Lanett, AL, three sons, Clifford Spence of LaFayette, AL, Johnny (Margaret) Spence of Lanett, AL, and Jonathan Holloway of Valley, AL, two daughters, Annie Spence of LaGrange, GA and Sylvia Holloway-Hicks of Lanett, AL, two sisters, Kathleen Askew of LaFayette, AL and Susie A. Barker of Lanett, AL, 21 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and friends.

Silmon - Seroyer Funeral Home also announces the passing of Mrs. Mary Eunice Cole, 84 of Bronx, NY formerly of Dadeville, AL passed away on Thursday, May 5, 2022, at St. Barnabas Hospital in Bronx, NY.

Graveside Services were held on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at Lockhart Cemetery in Dadeville.

Mrs. Cole is survived by her children, Linette Alvies, Lee Ernest Cole, Jr., and Calvin Cole, all of Bronx, NY, and Linda Cole of Dadeville, AL, 8 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren, along with a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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