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Local News For Wednesday, August, 24th, 2022



Good morning y’all, and now a little news to get you up and going. weather-wise, for Wednesday’s forecast, look for a cloudy sky with light morning showers and sprinkles followed by a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs reach 82 to 84 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:


Stephanie Paige Smith, 33, of Roanoke, AL was arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug paraphernalia, and Giving a False Name to a Law Enforcement Officer

Dorrie Michelle Freeman, 23, of Lanett, Al was arrested for Failure to Pay - No Driver's License

Kyle Ross, 44, of Lanett, AL was arrested for Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd Degree and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Lakeisha Nicole Carr, 31, of Daviston, AL was arrested for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Quentin Deangelo Thomas, 40, of Daviston, AL was arrested for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

James Tamaurcus Battle, 38, of Wadley, AL was arrested for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Obstructing Justice Using a False Name

Zaccheus Antonio Brooks, 26, of Roanoke, AL was arrested for Failure to Appear - Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd Degree and No Driver's License


From Lanett


Divorsky Traylor, 30, of Opelika, AL arrested for Attempting to Elude, and Failure to Appear.


Lanett Police also reported the following incident:


Criminal Trespass 3rd reported in the 400 Blk Cherry Dr.


From Valley


Jercorious M. Leonard, 30 of Lagrange, charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of Marijuana 2nd


William Jarriet Turner, 50 of Valley, was charged with Failure to Pay-Fail to Pay Solid Waste Fees


Michael Duwayne Bridges, 19 of Valley, was charged with Driving Under the Influence and Minor Possession of Alcohol


Valley Police also reported the following incidents:


Identity Theft in the 1800 block of 52nd Street.


Duty to Give Information and Render Aid in the 3500 block of 20th Avenue.


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:


Mrs. Iris S. Yarbray, age 94, of Valley, Alabama passed away on Sunday, August 21st, 2022 in LaFayette, Alabama.


Mrs. Yarbray was born on October 10th, 1927 in Langdale, Alabama. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She was a loyal servant of God who was quick to assist someone in need and loved to be with her family and church family. She enjoyed her daily lunch trips to China Moon for over twenty years and during that time, became great friends with the owners.


Mrs. Yarbray is survived by her daughters, Kathy Elliott and Sandra McManus (Terry), both of the Lake Harding Community; grandchildren, Kenneth W. Elliott and Angelia D. McLain; great- grandchildren, Kenny Elliott, Jr., Erica Elliott, Kristin Elliott, Morgan McLain, and Andrew Huffman; five great-great-grandchildren; several loving nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. Yarbray; grandson, Chuck McDowell; sisters, Faye Hornsby, Betty Hasty, and Jane Hanon.


Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 24th, 2022 at 3:00 PM (EST) at the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home Chapel in Valley. Interment will follow in Langdale Cemetery. Dr. Kenneth Overby will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday afternoon from 2:00 PM (EST) until the service hour at the funeral home.


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


Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley directing.


Mr. Harold Lee Lauderdale, age 73, of Lanett, Alabama passed away on Monday, August 22nd, 2022 in Opelika, Alabama. He was born on July 3rd, 1948 in Eufaula, Alabama.


Harold grew up in the Shawmut community and graduated from Valley High School. Upon graduation, he joined the 825 Security Police Sq, United States Air Force stationed in Little Rock, Arkansas where he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and the Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon. After completion of service as an Air Police Supervisor, including deployment to Taipei, Taiwan, he was honorably discharged in 1969 as a Sergeant.


Harold attended Auburn University and received a Bachelor of Science and Education. He enjoyed many years of service in the textiles industry with West Point Pepperell and later Johnston Industries. During that time, he taught Textile Production & Management at Auburn University, developed and obtained a patent for a method of making a reinforcing fabric for power transmission belts, hoses, and the like, and finally ended his career as Plant Manager of Langdale & Shawmut Mills.


Harold was known for his love of 1960’s music and spending evenings on the deck singing oldies with friends. He married his high school sweetheart, Deborah, and recently celebrated 53 years of marriage. They raised their two children in Lanett, AL, and later in life, he enjoyed living near his six grandsons and sharing words of wisdom with them. He will be greatly missed by family, friends, and all who knew him.


Harold is survived by his wife of 53 years, Deborah Lauderdale; daughter, Hollie Zachry (David); son, Mark Lauderdale (Lindsey); grandchildren, Miles Zachry, Brooks Zachry, Colton Zachry, Austin Morgan, Lawton Lauderdale, and Russell Lauderdale; sister, Susan Otto; brother, Donnie Lauderdale.


He was preceded in death by his mother, Juanita Perryman; and brother, Rusty Smith.


Memorial services with Military Honors will be held on Monday, August 29th, 2022 at 11:00 AM (EST) at the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home Chapel in Valley. Pastor Rusty Letson will officiate. Harold’s family will receive friends Monday morning from 10:00 AM (EST) until the service hour at the funeral home.


Please visit Harold’s Memorial Tribute page at www.johnsonbrownservicefh.com to leave a kind word for his family, share a memory of Harold, o light a Remembrance Candle in his memory.


Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley directing.