Local News, For Wednesday, August 17th, 2022



Good morning y’all, and now a little news to get you up and going. weather-wise, according to WTVM weather, rain coverage doesn’t look too terribly widespread this Wednesday. However, a few passing showers or storms are possible at any time starting mid-morning as a cluster of storms moves down from Arkansas and Mississippi. Coverage should be on the spotty side as a whole. Highs will generally be in the 86-89 range and could top out 90 degrees.

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:


Michael Neal Webb, 61, of Five Points, AL was arrested Failure to Appear - DUI

Christopher Franklin Varner, 55, of Lanett, AL was arrested for Failure to Appear - Child Support

Jalen Jamal Carlisle, 28, of Lanett, Al was arrested for Probation Violation

Steve Wright, 51, of Lanett, AL was arrested for Failure to Pay - Child Support.


From Lanett


1. John Robertson, 30, of Roanoke, AL arrested for Failure to Appear.


2. Jacquez Harris, 33, of Valley, AL arrested for Failure to Appear.



Lanett Police also reported the following incidents:


1. Identity Theft reported in the 1400 Blk S 8th Ct.


2. Criminal Trespass 1st reported in the 1400 Blk N 6th Ave.


3. Theft 1st reported in the 1000 Blk S 13th Ave.


Nothing at this time from Valley


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:


Mary “Jane” Dunn Mason of Florence left this life Saturday, August 6, 2022, at her home in Florence, Mississippi. She was 79 years old.,


Mrs. Mason was born in West Point, GA, to Curtis and Gladys Dunn. After a short marriage that produced two children, she met the love of her life and married Bobbie Lee Mason. After moving to Mississippi, she attended and graduated from the school of Nursing, at Hinds Jr. College in 1979. She worked as a nurse for the next 41 years, helping those that needed her. She was also an avid Alabama football fan.


Along with her parents, Jane is preceded in death by her husband, Bobbie Lee Mason; sisters, Shelia and Janice; brother, Curtis “Bubba” Jr.; son, Randy; stepsons, Stephen and Mike.


She is survived by her daughter, Jackie; sons, Bobbie Lee, Jr. and Richard; 8 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.


Her devotion to her family, friends, football, and work will always be remembered and cherished.


A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, August 16, 2022, at 10:00 A.M. EDT at Langdale Cemetery.


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

Brenda Sivell of Lanett, AL, formerly of LaGrange, GA, passed away on August 10, 2022, at East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika.


Mrs. Sivell was born to Lewis and Estelle McClurg on February 21, 1948, in Lagrange, GA. She was a graduate of LaGrange High School, The University of Georgia, and Columbus State University. She was a beloved elementary school teacher of over 28 years with the Muscogee County School System and the Troup County School System. Mrs. Sivell loved to travel and spend time with her family. She was a loving mother and grandmother who had a kind, giving spirit.


Mrs. Sivell leaves behind two children, Beth (Jason) Grant of Five Points, AL, and, Benji Sivell of Lanett, AL; her grandchildren AJ, Bo, Autumn, & Luke Grant and Nevaeh and AJ Sivell; her sister, Kay (Jim) Penny of Chattanooga, TN.


A memorial service will be held at a later date.


Please visit Mrs. Sivell’s Memorial Tribute page at www.johnsonbrownservicefh.com to leave a condolence for her family, share a memory of Mrs. Sivell, or light a Remembrance Candle in her memory.


Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley directing.


John Lawrence “Larry” Motley, Sr., 79, of Lanett, Alabama, passed away on Friday, August 12, 2022, at Bethany House in Auburn, Alabama. Larry reunited with the love of his life, Shirley, wife of 53 years.


Larry was born in West Point, Georgia on January 31, 1943, to the late Wilmot Eugene Motley, and LaMerle Harrison Motley of Lanett, Alabama. Brothers Gene, David, and Bobby also preceded him in death.


Larry, most lovingly known by most as “Dobby”, is survived by his son, John Lawrence Motley, Jr., of Lanett, Alabama; his daughter, Laurin Motley (Jeff) Jennings of Lake Harding, Alabama; 4 beautiful grandchildren – Mitchell Jennings, Drew Jennings, Tripp Motley, and Jayden Motley; and brother, Jim Motley of Columbus, Georgia.


Larry grew up in Lanett, attending Lanett schools where he played football and basketball, and was a member of a 4-man quartet. In his senior year of high school, he was Vice-President of his class, Captain of the football team, and voted Most Athletic and Most Popular by his classmates. He graduated from Lanett High School in 1961 and attended his 61st Class Reunion last month. He is a true Panther! Following high school, Larry attended Troy University in Troy, Alabama, and graduated in 1967.


On July 1, 1967, Larry married Shirley Bradley Motley of Lanett, Alabama. They had a wonderful life together with their children and grandchildren.


Larry worked for West Point Pepperell in West Point, Georgia his entire career as an Industrial Engineer in Quality Control, and later as a Supervisor for West Point Graphics until his retirement in 2004.


Larry loved Auburn and often discussed football and basketball with Tripp. It is incredible how much these two knew about the players and coaches. Both shared a love for NASCAR. Dobby always sent a family text as a reminder of an upcoming race, then followed with a thumbs up or thumbs down if one of his favorite drivers did not win.


Dobby and Jayden shared a love for music. This brought many fun times of singing or playing the guitar and keyboard. Dobby made sure to let Jayden shine most of the time, but “Jerry Lee Motley” would find his way out to entertain a crowd.


Drew kept Dobby on the road with baseball games, as he never wanted to miss an inning. Dobby threw out the first pitch to Drew during his senior year at Auburn High School to honor Shirley, and others that were battling cancer. Drew has Larry’s dark, wavy hair and his ability to steal the dance floor.


Mitchell loved hanging out with Dobby and GG, and they with him, as he was the first and only grandchild for 7 years. Dobby was proud of Mitchell’s football, basketball, and baseball talent, but most enjoyed his fishing success. One look and you know Mitchell is a Motley. One conversation and you know he is related to Larry – smile, quick wit, dry humor and all.


A dual service for Larry and Shirley will be held Friday, August 19, 2022, at Lanett United Methodist Church in Lanett, Alabama at 11:00 AM EDT.


Visitation and a Celebration of Life will follow the service in the fellowship hall. The family welcomes family and friends to come to share memories, food, and fellowship.


Please visit his Memorial Tribute Wall at www.johnsonbrownservicefh.com to leave a kind message for his family, share a memory of Larry, or light a Remembrance Candle in his memory.


Beverly Weldon Stover, age 62, of Cusseta, Alabama passed away on Friday, August 13, 2022, at the East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika.


Ms. Stover was born in Opelika, Alabama on January 11, 1960, to the late Aubrey L. Weldon, Sr., and Lorene Sims Weldon.


She was also preceded in death by her daughter Amanda Smith.


She is survived by her brother and his wife, Bug and Jenny Weldon, Cusseta; niece, Krista Weldon; nephew, Trey Weldon; many cousins, extended family members, and friends.


Ms. Stover attended Southern Union Community College and she worked in the healthcare field as a nurse until her health declined and she retired.


A graveside service will be held at a later date.


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


Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley directing.


Davis Memorial Mortuary announces the passing of Mrs. Jerelene Ramsey, a resident of Lanett, AL, passed on Thursday, August 11, 2022, at her residence.


Funeral Services are scheduled for Wednesday, August 17, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. (EST) from Rehoboth Baptist Church, Valley, AL with Pastor Karanja Story officiating.

Interment will follow in the churchyard cemetery. Davis Memorial Mortuary of Valley directing.


Ms. Jerelene Regina Johnson Ramsey was born October 3, 1943, in Chambers County, Alabama to the late George Hutchinson and Josie Johnson.


She departed this life on Thursday, August 11, 2022, at her residence in Lanett, Alabama.


She accepted Christ as her personal Savior at an early age and united with Rehoboth Baptist Church of Valley, Alabama, and remained a faithful member throughout her life.


She was a member of the Davidson and Ward Singers of West Point, Georgia, and a dedicated member of the Gala for Christ Choir. A gifted vocalist, she was known for her beautiful voice and sang at many events throughout the Greater Valley area.


She was preceded in death by her daughter, Sharon James, and her sister, Jimmie Sue Brooks.


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


Vines Funeral Home announces the passing of Mrs. Thelma Vaughn, 80, of Wadley who passed away on Wednesday, August 10, 2022, at Wellstar West Georgia Medical Center, in LaGrange, GA.


Funeral arrangements are pending and will be listed at a later time.


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


Mr. Charles A. Davidson, Jr. 34 of Lanett, AL passed away on Thursday, August 11, 2022, at East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika, AL.


Public Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 16, 2022, at Silmon-Seroyer Funeral Home Chapel in LaFayette, AL.


Graveside Services will be held on Wednesday, August 17, 2022, at 2:00 PM EST at New Hillcrest Cemetery in Lanett, AL, Reverend Timothy Huguley, Eulogist, Reverend Leonard ReverendAutry, Officiating.


Mr. Davidson leaves cherished memories with his children, Matthew Dunn of Valley, AL and Dezaria Davidson of Valley, AL, his parents, Annie G. Davidson of West Point, GA and Charles A. Davidson, Sr. of LaGrange, GA, his brothers: Rogreius D. Glaze of Villa Rica, GA, LaTorian Whitfield of West Point, GA, ToShunde Whitfield of Columbus, GA, Brandon Huguley and Brent Wilson, both of Opelika, AL, Carmelo Davidson and Jonathan Carter, both of LaGrange, GA and Rickcho Davidson of Griffin, GA, his sisters: Antonet Davidson of Lanett, AL, La’Taji Davidson of Huguley, AL, Breanna Davidson of LaGrange, GA, Mikyla Rowland of Atlanta, GA and Carmen Davidson of LaGrange, GA, grandparents: Charlie and Martha Carlisle, uncles: Bernard Glaze of West Point, GA and Ricky Davidson (Darryl) of Lanett, AL, aunts: Shirley A. Booker (Curtis) and Gwendolyn (David) Harrison, both of West Point, GA, special aunts: Rosie Ransom of Shawmut, AL, Elisa Wright of Lanett, AL, Tori and Michelle Davidson of West Point, GA, a special friend, Chiquita Fell of LaFayette, AL, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


Mrs. Debra T. Mackey Roberts, 59 of Lanett, AL passed away on Sunday, August 14, 2022, at EAMC-Lanier Hospital in Valley, AL.


Public Visitation will be held on Friday, August 19, 2022, from 12:00 pm until 6:00 pm CST at Silmon-Seroyer Funeral Home Chapel in LaFayette, AL.


Graveside Services will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2022, at 11:00 AM EST at Hillcrest Cemetery in Lanett, AL, with Brother MacArthur Cooper, Officiating.


She leaves to cherish her memories, her husband, Allen J. Roberts of Lanett, AL, four children she called her own: Tyronza Tucker and Sharelia Mackey, both of Opelika, AL, Antwanisha Brooks and Javon Vines, both of LaFayette, AL, a special aunt that reared her as her own, Mary P. Holloway, five sisters: M. Elaine (Ted) Brown of Woodland, AL, Rosa (Jerry) Holloway, Marcia (Timothy) Ray, Sharon (Wayne) Williams and Toni Carter, all of LaFayette, AL, three brothers, Willie Thaddeus (Alice) Mackey of Columbus, GA, Richard (Sherrie) Mackey and Reginald (Sandra) Mackey, both of LaFayette, AL, lifelong friends: Sylvia Mitchell of San Antonio, TX, Angela Goodman and Sharon Howell, both of LaFayette, AL, sister-in-law, Americus Diann Roberts of Wichita, KS, aunts: Mae Emma Vines and Annie Mae Vines, both of LaFayette, AL, Nadine Ruther of St. Louis, MO, Lurlene Kyles of Miami, FL, a special aunt, Shirley Jackson of West Point, GA, Alice Taylor of Tuskegee, AL, Mary Alice Tatum, Roseann London, and Josephine Turner, uncles: Curtis Smith, Lamon Roberts, Jr., George Roberts, T.J. Roberts, Richard Roberts and James Roberts, three godchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.


Mrs. Lula Mae Washington, 95 of Lanett, AL passed away on Monday, August 15, 2022, at the Bethany House in Auburn, AL.


Public Visitation will be held on Friday, August 19, 2022, from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm CST at Silmon-Seroyer Funeral Home Chapel in LaFayette, AL.


Mrs. Washington will also lie in state on Saturday, August 20, 2022, from 12:00 pm EST until 12:45 pm EST at Greenwood Baptist Church in Lanett.


Graveside Services will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2022, at 1:00 pm EST at Greenwood Baptist Church Cemetery in Lanett, AL.


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