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Local News For Tuesday, September, 6th, 2022

Good morning y’all, and now a little news to get you up and going. weather-wise, fog in spots this Tuesday morning with an otherwise mostly sunny sky. Turning partly to mostly cloudy this afternoon with only a stray shower or thunderstorm. Highs in the upper 80s and lower 90s.

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

Larry O’Day Hicks, 44 Opelika FTA-Traffic

Mary Susanne Ray, 53 Lanett Criminal Trespass and Shoplifting

David Allen Bell, 38 Cusseta Harassing Communications

Montory Marquis McCurdy, 38 Lafayette FTP-Child Support

John Edward McCarley, 32 Lanett FTA-Traffic

Brittany Shanice Moreland, 32 Lanett Possession of Controlled Substance and Possession of Marijuana 2nd

Jarod Lee Moreland, 34 Lanett Assault 2nd, Possession of Controlled Substance and Obstruction of Governmental Operations

Amber Gabrielle Meredith, 26 Opelika FTA-Traffic

Xzavion Alanteo Hutchinson, 19 West Point Possession of Marijuana 2nd

Shamon Jacobbiean Brown, 18 LaGrange Fugitive From Justice

Jonathan Edward Harper, 30 LaFayette Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Lanett Police also reported the following incidents:

3000 Blk 18th Ave SW. Theft of Property 3rd

2200 Blk 16th Ct SW. Discharge Firearm into Unoccupied Vehicle and Criminal Mischief 2nd

500 Blk N Gilmer Ave. Property Damage

1400 Blk S 8th CT. Domestic Violence 3rd

123 Plaza Lane Criminal Mischief 1st and Theft of Property 4th

1400 Blk N 8th Ave. Criminal Mischief 2nd and Unlawful Break/Enter Motor Vehicle

100 Blk N 1st Ave. Domestic Violence 3rd-Harassment and Domestic Violence 3rd-Criminal Mischief

From Valley

Perry Wayne Bailey, 61 from Lanett

Driving Under the Influence (Alcohol)

Valley Police also reported the following incident:

1000 Block of Riverwood Drive

Incident / Offense


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:

Mr. Kevin Cotney, age 48, of Valley, Alabama passed away on Friday, September 2nd, 2022 at his residence.

Kevin was born on October 11th, 1973 at Langdale Hospital in Valley. He attended Valley High School and was the Owner / Operator of Cotney Pest Control in Valley. He enjoyed working and visiting with all of his customers. He was a big University of Alabama fan.

Kevin is survived by his mother, Joyce (Ronnie) Hurst of Lanett, Alabama; brother, Joey Cotney; step-sister, Cheryl White; step-brother, Ronald Hurst.

He was preceded in death by his father, Steve Cotney; grandparents, L. M. and Lucille Cotney and Leon and Nell Holmes.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, September 6th, 2022 at 2:00 PM (EST) at the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home Chapel in Valley. Mr. Mike Moncrief will officiate. Kevin’s family will receive friends Tuesday, afternoon from 1:00 PM (EST) until the service hour at the funeral home.

Kevin was a long-time sponsor of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. In lieu of flowers, his family asks that donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, in his memory.

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

Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley directing.

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.

Davis Memorial Mortuary announces the passing of Mr. Charles L. Trammell III, a resident of San Antonio, TX, who passed away on Saturday, August 27, 2022, in Ft. Worth, TX.

Funeral Services are scheduled for Thursday, September 8, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. (EST) from O. H. Ministries, Lanett, AL, Bishop Bertha H. Hodge, Pastor and Pastor Mamie Pennington, Eulogist.

The Final Resting Place is Hillcrest Cemetery, Lanett, AL. Davis Memorial Mortuary of Valley directing.

Public Viewing is scheduled for Wednesday, September 7, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Davis Memorial Mortuary Chapel.

Charles Louis Trammell III, affectionately called “Stoonk”, was born on August 31, 2001, to Charles and Shenica Tucker Trammell in Heinsberg, Germany. He left this world tragically on August 27, 2022, at age 20. Charles III was a loving son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, friend, and teammate.

Charles III attended O’Connor High School in San Antonio, TX. He played football in high school and was an avid Green Bay Packers fan. His dream was to further his education and play in the NFL. He graduated from O’Connor High School in 2019 and accepted a football scholarship to attend Texas Wesleyan University beginning his football career with the Texas Wesleyan Rams Football Team in Fort Worth, TX.

Silmon - Seroyer Funeral Home announces the passing of Mrs. Katherine C. James, 84 of Roanoke, Al., who passed away on Saturday, September 3, 2022, at her home.

Public Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, from 1:00 PM until 6:00 PM CST at Silmon-Seroyer Funeral Home Chapel in LaFayette.

Funeral Services will be Wednesday, September 7, 2022, at 11:00 AM CST at The Greater Pine Hill Missionary Baptist Church, LaFayette, AL, Pastor Rodney Thomas. Sr., Officiating. Burial will follow in Essie J. Handy Cemetery in LaFayette, AL.

Mrs. James leaves to cherish her loving memories, her beloved son, Corey Washington, LaGrange, GA, one brother, Eddie L. Carter of Roanoke, AL, two sisters, Willie Dell Carter of Roanoke, AL, and Johnnie (Roger) Jackson of Lanett, AL, two goddaughters, Rosemary (Dondi) Smith and Mattie Ruth (Roderick) Butler, her caregivers, Kathy (Charles) Daniel, James Carter, Toni Carter, Terry Carter and Patrick Avery, godchildren: Dondi Smith, Jr., Kerri Drake, Kimberly Carter, Kaylah Carter, Jaylah Sturdivant, Coria Sturdivant, Jacorey Carter, Gabrielle Carter, Noah Harmon, Tammar Washington, Kameshia (Anthony) Baker, Michelle (James) Daley, Luciouse Carter, Vandrell Carter, JR Washington, Doris Carter, Michael T. Smith, and Mary Virginia Ballard, as a play sister, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

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