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Local News For Friday, September, 2nd, 2022

Good morning y’all, and now a little news to get you up and going. weather-wise, partly sunny today with an increase in clouds this afternoon as the chance of showers and storms also returns. High temperatures should stay under 90 in the upper 80s.

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:

Jacourias Quante Webb, 20, of Opelika, AL was arrested for Failure to Pay - Window Tint

Antawin Cortez Peavy, 40, of Auburn, AL was arrested for Parole Violation

Scottie Lee Davis, 50, of Valley, AL was arrested for Failure to Pay - Speeding

Darian Quashon McClain, 26, of Columbus, GA was arrested for Attempted Murder

Christopher Michael Calloway, 50, of Lanett, AL was arrested for Failure to Pay - Child Support

Dvonte Jaquvious Spence, 28, of Lafayette, AL was arrested for Burglary 3rd Degree, Resisting Arrest, Attempting to Elude a Law Enforcement Officer, and Public intoxication

From Lanett

1. Ashton Thomas, 28, of Lanett, AL arrested for Receiving Stolen Property 3rd, Fraudulent Use of a Debit/Credit Card.

2. Toniah Jackson, 24, of Lanett, AL arrested for Receiving Stolen Property 3rd, Fraudulent Use of a Debit/Credit Card.

3. James Malone, 67, of Lanett, AL arrested for Failure to Appear.

4. Antawin Peavy, 40, of Lanett, AL arrested for Failure to Appear.

Lanett Police also reported the following incidents:

1. Criminal Mischief 3rd reported in the 1400 Blk S. Gilmer Ave.

2. Domestic Violence 3rd reported in the 2200 Blk Magnolia Rd.

3. Theft 4th, Criminal Trespass 3rd reported in the 1400 Blk S 14th St.

4. Receiving Stolen Property 3rd, Fraudulent Use of a Credit/Debit Card reported in the 400 blk Cherry Dr.

5. Harassment, Disorderly Conduct reported in the 10 Blk of VMP.

From Valley

Kevin Ryan Abercrombie, 33 of Lanett, was charged with Fugitive From Justice (Probation Violation, Troup County, GA)

Juvenile, 14 of Valley, charged with Possession of Marijuana 2nd

William Frank Henry, 40 of Roanoke, charged with Domestic Violence 3rd

Scottie Lee Davis, 50 of Opelika, charged with three counts of Failure to Appear-Expired Driver’s License

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:

Joshua Adam Barber, age 30, of the Valley passed away on Tuesday, August 30, 2022.

Joshua was born in LaGrange, Georgia on October 19, 1991, to James “Jamie” Barber and the late Rebecca Sanchez. He was also preceded in death by his grandparents Herbert and Dorothy Windsor and Margie Wilder and Jack S. Barber, Sr.

Joshua lived each day for his two daughters, Millie and Zoey, who were the pride and joy in his life. He loved them more than we can ever express in a few words or a sentence.

Joshua was a man of great faith and he believed in the Lord Jesus Christ. He was known for providing aid and support to the most vulnerable and overlooked groups in society: the ones often considered to be the outcasts of society or just down on their luck in life that appeared to be beyond reach. Joshua believed in them and provided them with words of hope, compassion, and help when he could. Joshua Barber touched many people’s lives and changed the outcome for many people. For those that knew him and his symbolism, “Jesus Is King”. #JesusIsKing

From Joshua's wife, Taylor...

"I’d like to thank everyone for your kind messages and support during this family tragedy. The loss of my husband is something I didn’t think I’d be dealing with until we were very old. To say I am devastated is the biggest understatement. Grief has amplified everything and it all reminds me of him. While the nature of our present relationship was complicated, I am comforted knowing that both of our hearts were for the success of our marriage and family together. He loved me and I love him. I have loved Joshua Barber with my whole heart, and will continue to love him and hold his memory in my heart and in our daughters’ lives. I am more than confident I will see him again in Heaven. His spirit went to be with Abba because he loved Jesus with all his might. I am proud to be his wife and mother to his children. His legacy is not only our daughters, but the many lives he touched in life and now it seems the thousands he is reaching in his passing. Heaven will gain many more souls and I know he is celebrating with all of Heaven at that.

As Josh was a “come as you are” kind of man, we want everyone to dress how they feel best. Come as you are, we welcome you.

In fact, any and everyone is welcome to come and pay their respects to my husband at the visitation and at the funeral service itself. We ask that family and close friends join us at the burial site following the funeral service. Please feel free to share this so that we can get the word out. Thank you. #JesusIsKing "

He attended the Summit Church.

He enjoyed fishing and he loved the University of Alabama football. Roll Tide!

He is survived by his wife, Taylor Barber, daughters, Millie and Zoey Barber; parents, Jamie and Mandy Barber; brothers, Conner Barber, Dameon Robinson, Christian Robinson; grandmother, Annette Rider; aunt, Kimberly Whaley; cousins, Hannah Beal, Chase Trammell; father-in-law, Duke Maraman; mother-in-law, Cindy Dalcin; brother-in-law, Caleb Maraman; numerous extended family members and friends.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, at 1:00 P.M. EDT at the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home chapel in Valley with interment following in the Sweet Home Methodist Church Cemetery in LaFayette. Joshua’s family will be receiving friends at the funeral home Tuesday evening from 6:00 P.M. EDT until 8:00 P.M. EDT.

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

Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley is directing.

Mr. Joseph Franklin “Joe” Shaddix, 69, a resident of Valley, AL passed away Wednesday, August 31, 2022, at his residence. Funeral services will be 3:00 PM EST Saturday, September 3, 2022, at Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley with Rev. Mike Hawkins & Rev. Bill King officiating. Burial will follow at Harmony Memorial Park in Lanett. Visitation will be Saturday one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mr. Shaddix is survived by his wife of 49 years, Toni Shaddix; two children, Matthew Shaddix (Marcie) & Melissa Shaddix (Jonathan Barron); sister, Patsy Frazier (Mike); eight grandchildren, Robert Shaddix (Gabby), Shayla Faulk, Nate Faulk, Samuel Shaddix, Cooper Barron, Sylvan Baker, Conner Baker, & Jeanny Shaddix. He was preceded in death by his parents, George Franklin & Kathleen Stevens Shaddix.

He was born in LaFayette, AL on January 28, 1953. He worked as the Operations Manager for the Chattahoochee Valley Rail Road. He attended Lanier Baptist Church. He was an avid fisher, hunter, and Alabama football fan. But most of all, he adored and loved his family.

Pallbearers will be David Frazier, Jimmy Palmer, Terrel Shaddix, Stefan Slade, Lamar Duffey, & Michael Elliott.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lanier Baptist Church.

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

Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley, AL Directing

David Todd Keese, 39, of Valley, unexpectedly passed away on August 28, 2022. David was born December 20, 1982, to Todd and Beverly Keese. He was a lifelong Valley resident. David graduated from Valley High. He was a member of Fairfax Methodist Church. David worked in the manufacturing industry for many years. He loved the outdoors. His favorite thing was spending time with his two sons. He was an amazing uncle and friend to his nephew Wyatt. He was a devoted son and grandson. David always took your calls, was there for you in the drop of a hat, would give you anything he had, and if it was broken, he could certainly fix it. David leaves behind his sons, Todd and Jackson Keese, and their mother Sarah Keese. His mother and stepfather, Beverly and Chris Byrd, his sister and brother-in-law, Cynthia and Gary Worth, and nephew Wyatt Worth, his grandparents, Jimmie and Mary Ann Siggers, and two stepbrothers, Matthew Randolph and Brandon Byrd. He also leaves behind many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends, including his buddy, Missy. He was preceded in death by his father. Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley is directing.

Mrs. Aleathea Hightower Burdette of Lanett, Alabama passed away on Tuesday evening August 30, 2020, at the East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika, Alabama.

Mrs. Burdette was born in George H. Lanier Memorial Hospital in Langdale, Alabama on July 16, 1938, a daughter of the late Grady Nathaniel Hightower and Madge Medders Hightower. She was married 64 wonderful years to Michael “Mickey” V. Burdette, who preceded her in death on April 23, 2020. She was also preceded in death by two grandchildren Matt Hutto and Emily Ann Hutto, sister Merrill and husband, Otis Person, sister-in-law Rose and husband, Denny Quinton, and her in-laws Harry and Sue O’Day.

She graduated from Valley High School and then attended East Central Junior College in Decatur, MS studying Business Administration. Mrs. Burdette worked many years for West Point Pepperell in various roles and later retired from West Point Stevens’ purchasing department as a buyer.

Surviving are her daughter, Michele and husband Mark Hutto; sons, David and, wife Cindy Burdette, Stephen and wife Claudia Burdette; grandchildren Melissa Hutto, Nan Burdette, Mick and wife, Caitlyn Burdette, Grady and, wife Hannah Burdette, Jerred and wife Shelby Burdette, Timothy Burdette and fiancée Savanah Moody, Benjamin and wife Emily Burdette, Sarah and husband, William Gable, Steven and wife, Amber Meadows, great-grandchildren Cayson, Bailee, Makinsy, Bryson, Michael David III, Eleanor, McKenna, Grady Stephen III, Harrison, and Henry, nephews Sonne and wife, Teresa Person, Stacy and wife, Rissa Person, and Chris and wife, Margaret Quinton.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 3, 2022, at 11:00 A.M. EDT at the Lanett Congregational Christian Church. The Reverend Mark McCarty and the Reverend David Bradshaw officiating. Her family will be receiving friends at the church on Saturday beginning at 10:00 A.M. EDT. Interment will follow the service at Oakwood Cemetery in Lanett, Alabama.

The family requests that memorials be sent to the Lanett Congregational Christian Church, 900 South 7th Avenue, Lanett, Alabama 36863, or to the Lanett First United Methodist Church, 508 South 6th Street, Lanett, Alabama 36863.

Pallbearers will be Mick Burdette, Grady Burdette, Jerred Burdette, Timothy Burdette, Benjamin Burdette, and Steven Meadows.

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

Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley directing.

Bluffton Funeral Services announces the passing of the following:

Sherralyn Raye Hayes passed away on August 22, 2022. She was the daughter of Sherrod Clyde Hayes and Edna Ruth Ray Hayes. She is survived by her son David Scott Arbogast (Annette), her sister Paulette Hayes Colley, and her brother Sherrod (Buddy) Hayes, Jr.

She was a graduate of West Point High School where she was Homecoming Queen her Senior year.

She was a graduate of Southern Unions State Community College with a degree in nursing and become a registered nurse. She worked as a hospice nurse which gave her great joy as she loved helping others.

Sherralyn loved the outdoors, especially hiking and camping. She was a lover of animals and always had pets and loved riding horses.

She requested that there be no memorial service but donations can be made to Chattahoochee Valley Hospice in her name.

Services have been entrusted to Bluffton Funeral Services, Lanett, Alabama.

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

Ms. Brenda Faye Thomas, 65 of LaFayette, AL passed away on Tuesday, August 30, 2022, at her home.

Public Visitation will be Friday, September 2, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. CST until 6:00 p.m. CST, at Silmon-Seroyer Funeral Home Chapel in LaFayette, AL.

Graveside Service will be held Saturday, September 3, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. CST, at "Old" New Mt. Sellers Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery in LaFayette, AL, with Overseer Calvin Daniel Officiating.

Ms. Thomas leaves to cherish her memories to her daughter, Rashida Thomas of LaFayette, AL; son, Omarious Thomas (Keisha) of Mobile, AL; two grandchildren, Shakwanza Thomas and Ke’Adja Gilbert both of LaFayette, AL; a host of devoted nieces and nephews; special friends, Katie Walker, Jean Silmon, Ruby Whitlow, Jerry Leverette, Valerie Leverette, and Joyce and Eddie McCoy.

Ms. Helen Holloway Jones, 80 of LaFayette, AL passed away on Friday, August 26, 2022, at EAMC in Opelika, AL.

Public Visitation will be Friday, September 2, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. CST until 6:00 p.m. CST, at Silmon-Seroyer Funeral Home Chapel in LaFayette, AL.

Graveside Service will be held Saturday, September 3, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. CST, at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery in LaFayette, AL, with Rev. Calvin Marshall, Pastor, Rev. Douglas Jones, Sr., Officiating.

Ms. Jones' memories will forever be cherished by three sisters, Doris (William) Thomas, Louise (Melvin) Askew both of LaFayette, AL, and Marie Carlisle of Lanett, AL; one sister-in-law, Alma Holloway of LaGrange, GA; a godson, Garrett Teal of Auburn, AL; Helen was instrumental in helping raise several of her nieces and nephews and their children, Alisa Holloway and her sons, LaDarryin and TyQuavious, Jaycee Holloway, Willie James (Mechelle) Thomas, and Willie Mae Thomas; a special great-niece, Sharon Holloway; a special cousin, Josephine Avery; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Mr. Tony C. Jones, 60 of Lanett, AL passed away on Monday, August 29, 2022, at UAB Hospital in Birmingham, AL.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, September 2, 2022, at 12 Noon CST at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Life Center in LaFayette, AL, Rev. Michael Stiggers, Pastor, Rev. Dr. Melvin Owens, Eulogist, Rev. Gary L. Dixon, Officiating. Burial will follow in Essie J. Handy Memorial Cemetery in LaFayette, AL.

Mr. Jones leaves precious memories to forever be cherished by his daughters, Latasha Jones of Lanett, Al, and Nichole Whitlow Paige of Roanoke, AL, three brothers, John Burton, Emmanuel Jones, and Rev. Douglas (Jeanette) Jones, Sr., two sisters, Sylvia A. Allen, and Tammy (Darryl) Seroyer, all of LaFayette, AL, five grandchildren: Tavian Paige, Astrianna Denny, Tehya Whitlow, Kendesus Jones and Katia Paige, six great-grandchildren: Tristen Whitlow, Ajah Winston, Jace Whitlow, Sevynn Miles, Armari Whitlow and, Arius Whitlow, godchildren: Koretta (Kelvin) Zachery, Jakerianna Bailey and, Kentavious Holloway, close friends who were like brothers, Franklin McCurdy, George Finley and, Robert B. Holloway, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and, friends.

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