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Local News For Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022

Good morning y’all, and now a little news to get you up and going. weather-wise, the hot weather trend continues with a forecasted high of 103, coming within a stone’s throw of the record high of 104.

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:

Donald Ray Folds, 40, of Lanett, AL was arrested for Failure to Appear - Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance and Failure to Appear - Possession Drug Paraphernalia From Lanett

1. Theft 3rd, Domestic Violence 3rd reported in the 400 Blk S 1st Ave.

2. Criminal Trespass 3rd reported in the 1300 Blk Co Rd 212.

3. Theft 1st, Fraudulent use of a debit/credit card reported in the 700 Blk VMP.

From Valley

1. Nicklaus Palmer Wood, 30 from Valley


2. Junior Manoy Floyd, 43 from Valley

Public Intoxication

Valley Police also reported the following incidents:

1500 Block Of 53rd Street

Incident / Offense

Burglary 3rd Degree

1500 Block Of 53rd Street

Incident / Offense

Theft Of Property 1st Degree

1500 Block Of 53rd Street

Incident / Offense

Theft Of Property 4th 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 Sarah Turner-Smith, 75, of Opelika, Alabama passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2022, at the East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika.

Mrs. Smith was born on April 8, 1948, in Langdale, Alabama to the late William Turner and Maggie Dollar Turner. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 51 years Richard Wayne Smith.

Mrs. Smith was affectionately known to friends and family as “Mama” or “Nana”.

Mrs. Smith loved her family, she loved reading, crafting, and sharing recipes, and ideas with her children.

She was an excellent cook and had a “green thumb” when it came to her houseplants and flowers.

She is survived by her children, Alan Wayne Smith, Michael Calvin Smith, Bryan David Smith, Robert Vaughn Smith, Stephanie Irene Midkiff, Margaret Diana McIntire, and Jennifer Lynn Smith; 19 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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

Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley is directing.,

Johnson-Brown also announces the passing of the following:

Clara Sparks Morris of Lanett, AL went to her heavenly home on Sunday, June 19, 2022. She was born in Langdale, AL on June 16, 1931. She was a homemaker and was very involved in her church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Paul Morris, parents, Bert & Estelle Sparks, brother, Alton Sparks, and sister, Nina Bailey. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to many. She is survived by her son, Stacey Morris (Kim Morris), one grandson, Taylor Morris, and his wife, Lizzie, and several nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Lanett Congregational Christian Church. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at 10:30 am EST at Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Lanett, AL. The family will receive friends at the cemetery prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lanett Congregational Christian Church in her memory.

Please visit to leave an online tribute or light a Remembrance Candle in her memory.

Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley, AL Directing

Mrs. Peggy Joyce Wood Morrow, 81, a resident of Huguley passed away Monday, June 20, 2022, at her residence.

Funeral services will be 2:00 PM EST Thursday, June 23, 2022, at Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley with Rev. Lanny Sledge officiating. Burial will be at Fairfax Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6:00 – 8:00 PM EST at the funeral home.

Survivors include her daughters, Stacy Morrow Wood (Phil) and Kacy Allen (fiancé, Stefan Kaiser); sisters, Nell Ford & Tammy Johnson (Greg); five grandchildren, Tela Danford (Terry), Tabitha Holladay (Dennis), Tarin Parrish (Nick), Tayler Mahan (Bren) & Brooke Folds (fiancé,, Mitchell Kilday); nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces & nephews.

Mrs. Morrow was preceded in death by her parents, Bobby & Gracie Wood,, and a brother, Eddie Wood.

She was born on March 19, 1941, in Lafayette, and was a member of Riverview Baptist Church.

Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Chattahoochee Hospice or to Riverview Baptist Church.

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

Johnson Brown-Service of Valley, AL Directing

Mrs. Jimmie L. Taylor, 79, of Valley, Alabama passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at the East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika, Alabama.

Mrs. Taylor was born in Covington, Kentucky on June 3, 1943, to the late James McFarland and Mary McFarland. She was also preceded in death by her husband Bo James Taylor, son, Terry Taylor, and grandson, Jesse James Taylor.

Mrs. Taylor worked for the Social Security Administration in Birmingham before her retirement.

She enjoyed cooking, playing cards, woodworking and crafts, and taking care of her flower garden.

She was an avid University of Alabama football fan and was an Atlanta Braves fan.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, June 26, 2022, at 2:00 P.M. EDT at the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home chapel in Valley with interment following in Johnson Memorial Gardens. The Reverend Rusty Letson will be officiating. Her family will be receiving friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 1:00 P.M. EDT until 2:00 P.M. EDT.

She is survived by her children Sandi T. Pace, Valley, Benjamin Wayne Taylor, Birmingham; sister, Tonya Williams, Florida; grandson, Zackary D. Pace, Deatsville; great-granddaughter, Jayleigh Taylor.

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

Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley is directing.

Davis Memorial Mortuary announces the passing of Ms. Edith Davis, a resident of Lanett, AL, who passed on Friday, June 17, 2022, at EAMC-Lanier Memorial Hospital in Valley, AL.

Graveside Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. (EST) on Thursday, June 23, 2022, at Pinehill Cemetery, 2167 22nd St. SW, Lanett, AL with Rev. Dr. Lamar D. Johnson, Officiant/Eulogist. Davis Memorial Mortuary of Valley directing.

Public Viewing is scheduled for Wednesday, June 22, 2022, from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Davis Memorial Mortuary Chapel.

Ms. Edith Davis was born November 9, 1955, to the late Mr. Johnny and Mrs. Mary Sherman Davis, Sr. in Chambers County, Alabama. She was educated in the Chambers County School System and was a client of Valley Haven in Valley, Alabama for many years.

Edith confessed to Christ at an early age and joined the Mount Hermon Baptist Church of Lanett. She was a member of the Women for Christ Sunday School Class and served as a Matron. Edith was known for saying – “Will you be my friend”, “Will you come to see me” and “I love you”.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Oscar Davis, Johnny Davis, Jr., and Jonah Billingslea; and a sister, Geraldine Jones. Edith Davis departed this life on Friday, June 17, 2022, at EAMC-Lanier Memorial Hospital in Valley, Alabama.

She leaves to cherish her memories: two sisters, Evelyn (Ronnie) McCulloh and Vivian Davis; two brothers, Ronnie (Priscilla) Billingslea and Eltin Billingslea; sister-in-law, Anita Billingslea; two special nieces, Heather Cox and Sharonda Davis; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Funeral Services by Davis Memorial Mortuary

Bluffton Funeral Services announces the passing of a Long-time LaGrange resident and former business owner, Pegge Lindsey Windom, who passed away on Friday, June 17th at West Georgia Hospice after a brief illness.

Pegge graduated from West Point High School in 1970 and attended LaGrange College. She later joined the family Merle Norman Cosmetics business and after undergoing the extensive training program at the corporate home office in Los Angeles, California, and became manager of the LaGrange studio, later assuming ownership.

In 2012 at the national convention in Los Angeles, Pegge was awarded the meritorious gold and diamond-studded service pin for her 40 -year alliance with Merle Norman Cosmetics.

Preceded in death by her parents, Hoyle and Ruby Lindsey of West Point, and her sister, Derri Turner of Dade City, FL, Pegge is survived by her husband, Eddie Windom of LaGrange; two sisters, Danna Alsabrook of Phenix City, AL and Mary Hoyle “Bo” Rosson of Fairview, NC.; a nephew, Coleman Reeves of West Point; two nieces, Holly Calhoun of Pine Mountain, GA and Amy Chichetti of Charlotte, NC; five grand nephews; Mac, Sam and Tate Calhoun, Dylan Reeves and Jake Ratledge and three grand nieces; Lindsey Calhoun, Madison Reeves ,and Emily Chichetti.

Pegge and Eddie enjoyed long camping trips with their pets in their spacious motor coach; exploring new campsites and revisiting old favorites. She was a long-time beach lover and loved to find destinations offering both camping and “beach-combing”. Pensacola was one of their favorite sites. Pegge and Eddie were also avid backyard gardeners; enjoyed hosting impromptu barbecues for neighbors, friends, and family and generously sharing their homegrown vegetables with all.

Visitation will be held at Bluffton Funeral Services in Lanett on Saturday, June 25th from 11:00 to 12:00.

The interment of her ashes at the Lindsey grave site, Marseilles Cemetery in West Point, will follow.

A Celebration of Life ceremony will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Humane Society, the ASPCA, or a favorite charity.

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