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Local News For Tuesday, April 26th, 2022

Good morning y’all, and now a little news to get you up and going. weather-wise, a mix of sun and clouds for your Tuesday. with a slight chance of showers and storms. Highs will be in the mid to upper 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:

Kenneth Donald Hill, 67, of Lafayette, AL was arrested for Driving Under the Influence

Evelyn Louise Cook, 48, of Lafayette, AL was arrested for Child in Need of Supervision/Truancy

Tina Marie Kelly, 49, of Lanett, AL was arrested for Permitting Dogs to Run at Large

Juenicipal Levas Lamonte Lowe, 48, of West Point, GA was arrested for Failure to Pay - Equipment Violation

Teresa M. Lambert, 45, of Wedowee, Al was arrested for Failure to Pay - Driving while Suspended

From Lanett, Lanett Police reports the following incidents:

1. Unlawful Breaking\Entering of a Motor Vehicle, Theft 4th reported in the 100 Blk S 18th St.

2. Criminal Mischief 3rd reported in the 4200 Blk Phillips Rd.

3. Harassment reported in the 200 Blk S 4th Ave.

and from Valley, Valley Police report the following incidents:

5400 Block of County Road 388

Incident / Offense

Domestic Violence 3rd Degree Menacing

3500 Block of 20th Avenue

Incident / Offense

Fraudulet Use of A Debit CardTheft of Property 4th Degree

5700 Block of 26th Avenue

Incident / Offense

Criminal Trespass 1st Degree

2000 Block of 40th Street

Incident / Offense


2900 Block of 20th Avenue

Incident / Offense

Criminal Trespass 3rd Degree

2900 Block of 20th Avenue

Incident / Offense


2900 Block of 20th Avenue

Incident / Offense

Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree

3000 Block of 20th Avenue

Incident / Offense

Unlawful Breaking and Entering of a VehicleTheft of Property 2nd Degree

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 Calvin Presler, 93, passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2022 at the EAMC Lanier Nursing Home in Valley, Alabama.

Mr. Presler was born on June 11, 1928 in Peachland, North Carolina to the late Frank and Naomi Stegall Presler. He was a graduate of Peachland High School and he attended Pfifer College. He worked as a Carman for CSX Railroad until his retirement.

Calvin was a Master Mason and a longtime member of Hamlet Lodge Number 532, where he served as Master of the Lodge. He was a Shriner and a member of Oasis Temple. Calvin was a dedicated member of the First Baptist Church in Hamlet, where he took great pride in greeting morning worshipers.

After his retirement, Calvin and Demetra moved to Ledbetter Lake where they became a part of a loving and embracing community. They enjoyed many good years in their home there.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Demetra Coward Presler and their daughter, Peggy Ruth Presler; his siblings, Ila Mae Presler, Helen Presler Ingram and Jack Lloyd Presler.

He is survived by his daughter, Debra Presler Clark (Rea); granddaughter, Amber Clark Nobles (Greg); three beloved great grandsons, Oliver, Owen, and Patrick Nobles. Calvin always insisted that his grandsons made him “Great”.

A memorial service is tentatively scheduled for Friday, May 6, 2022 at the First Baptist Church of Hamlet, North Carolina.

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

Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley is directing.

Johnson-Brown also announces the following:

Rodney Dale Hubbard, 55, of Lanett, Alabama passed away on Friday, April 22, 2022 at the East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika.

Mr. Hubbard was born in Heard County, Georgia on May 9, 1966.

He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Eugene Hubbard, daughter, Joni Hubbard, son, Justin Hubbard, and siblings, Johnny Hubbard and Michael Leon Hubbard.

Rodney was employed with the West Point Foundry for several years.

He was an outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He enjoyed mowing his lawn and working in the yard. He was an avid University of Alabama football fan.

He loved spending time with his children and his grandchildren.

Rodney is survived by his children, Jacklene (Mark) McManus, Valley, John (Ashley) Hubbard; grandchildren, Britley, Brantley, Briley McManus, Kason Coker, Koy Neiger; siblings, Telina Davidson, South Carolina, Eustacia (Richard) McDonald, Lanett, Cecil (Deborah) Hubbard, South Carolina, Wayne Hubbard, Florida; his former spouse, Angelia Marie Crowder; several nieces, nephews, extended family members, and friends.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at 2:00P.M. EDT at the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home chapel in Valley with interment following in Hillcrest Cemetery. His family will be receiving friends at the funeral home Monday evening from 6:00P.M. EDT until 8:00P.M. EDT. The Reverend Mark Messer officiating.

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

Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home is directing

Wanda Kelley Davis was born in Columbus, GA and grew up in Langdale, AL. She attended and graduated from Valley High School, where she met and eventually married her sweetheart, Joe Warren Davis of Fairfax, AL.

She attended the Georgia Baptist School of Nursing and went from there to pursue a career as a coronary care nurse in Huntsville, AL, Auburn, AL, and Dalton, GA. Upon retirement, she worked in the Dalton Public Schools and Cobb County Public Schools for many years in various capacities.

She is survived by her daughters, Vicki Davis McKenzie (Ken) of Blue Ridge, GA and Kelly Davis Ellis (Tinsley) of Atlanta, GA. She is also survived by her three beloved grandchildren, Kenneth B. (Mac) McKenzie, IV, Ian Davis McKenzie (Destiny), and Marcella Geneva (Genny) Ellis. Also surviving are her sisters LaRue Alford and Annette White. She was predeceased by her husband, Joe, her grandson, William Tinsley Ellis, III, sisters, Sarah Harrison, Othelle Blair, Katherine Williamson and brother, Robert Kelley and Sonny Alford.

A private Service of Witness to the Resurrection was held graveside on Monday, April 25 at 11:00 AM.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts be given to the American Cancer Society.

Silmon-Seroyer Funeral Home announces the passing of Mr. John W. Murray, Jr. 25, of LaFayette, AL passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2022.

Public Visitation was held Saturday, April 23, 2022, at Silmon-Seroyer Funeral Home Chapel in LaFayette, AL.

Graveside Services was held on Sunday, at Essie J. Handy Memorial Cemetery in LaFayette.

Mr. Murray leaves to cherish his memories to one daughter, Brinasia Ramiah Lowman; one son, Karson Sparks; special friend, Nausicoa Nakia Lowman; father, John (Jean) Murray, Sr. of LaFayette, AL; mother, Tyronica Igus of Columbus, GA; two sisters, Gabrielle Igus and Allyria Igus both of Columbus, GA; three brothers, Tyreke Murray, Xavier Igus, and Gary Igus all of Columbus, GA; special aunt, Beatris Murray of LaFayette, AL; special cousin, Chan Tay Smith of Columbus, GA; a host of aunts, cousins, and other relatives; friends, Arthur (Smoky) and Christine Carr.

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