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Local News For Wednesday, October, 12th, 2022

Good morning y’all, and now a little news to get you up and going. weather-wise, mainly cloudy for this Wednesday. A few passing showers are possible during the morning but the rain coverage will increase starting late morning and early afternoon as a surge of moisture moves up from the southwest. Highs will be in the 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:

Herschell Leroy Grady, 61, of Lafayette, AL was arrested for Domestic Violence 3rd degree - Harassment and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd Degree

Tiffany Anne Johnson, 35, of Wadley, AL was arrested for Failure to Appear - Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 1st Degree, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (2 counts)

Jacalvious Marquez Ricks, 35, of Valley, AL was arrested for Failure to Pay - Child Support (2 counts)

Teri Danielle Hawkins, 24, of Valley, AL was arrested for Failure to Pay - Speeding

Jamarvious Bernard Stinson, 19, of Opelika, AL was arrested for Discharging a Gun into an Occupied Building/Vehicle (3 counts)

Shaquan Malik Bowman, 30, of Opelika, AL was arrested for Failure to Appear - Driving Suspended

From Lanett

1. Randall Heath, 36, of Opelika, AL arrested for Failure to Pay.

2. Cornelia Briskey, 43, of Valley, AL arrested for Failure to Pay.

3. Kenneth Murphy, 50, of Greenville, AL arrested for Attempting to Elude.

Lanett Police also reported the following incidents:

1. Theft 3rd reported in the 2000 Blk 16th Ave SW.

2. Theft 4th reported in the 1500 Blk 1st St.

From Valley

Eddiricos Dunn, 40 from Valley

Obstructing Governmental OperationsValley40

Valley Police also reported the following incidents:

100 Block of Woodland Avenue

Incident / Offense

Theft of Property 4th Degree

100 Block of Sportsplex Drive

Incident / Offense

Criminal Mischief 2nd Degree

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:

Percy Lamar Maddux, 89, of Valley, Alabama passed away on Monday, October 10, 2022, at the EAMC Lanier Memorial Nursing Home in Valley.

Percy was born on July 31, 1933, in the Double Head community of Chambers County, AL. He was the youngest of 13 children born to Ray Edgar and Mary Latta Maddux.

He married Julia Frances Davis on January 16, 1953, and they shared 50 wonderful years together before her untimely death in 2003. He started working at Lanett Mill at the age of 16 as a slubber tender. From there, he retired from Carter Mill in Valley as a night supervisor. He decided to take on a second career after leaving the mills, and he worked with Lanier Memorial Hospital for many years in material services before finally taking time to enjoy a fully retired life.

He loved spending his free time at church and with his family, especially all of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He gave all of his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren their own special nicknames when they were born, and he enjoyed telling all his best corny jokes. He loved driving country roads and stopping to see all the sights along the way. He had a beautiful smile and a laugh that was infectious to all those around him. You could often hear him singing hymns and gospel songs at the top of his lungs, and it was always a joyful

sound. He never turned down a Burger King chicken sandwich and loved sharing them with the family dog, Taurus whom he affectionately nicknamed Bozo. He never met a stranger a day in his life, and he loved everyone. He spent the last year and a half of his life at Lanier Nursing Home, and he could not have had better care. He loved all those who cared for him, and they loved him back. He was an angel who walked this earth for 89 amazing years, but it was time for him to spread his wings and fly.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ray Edgar Maddux, his mother, Mary Latta Maddux, his wife of 50 years, Julia Frances Davis Maddux, granddaughter, Angel Lea Shoemake, brothers and sisters, T.J. Maddux, Irona Maddux Dykes, Alberta Maddux Thomason, Earl Lee Maddux, Camilla Maddux Curtis, Evie Maddux Champion, Preston William Maddux, Reather Maddux, Charles Edward Maddux, Rayford Maddux, Amos Maddux, and Francette Maddux.

He is survived by his two daughters, Cynthia D. Blackmon (Harry) of Silver Spring, Maryland, and Tammy M. Shoemake (Doug) of Valley. He was the proud grandfather of Samantha Blackmon Figueroa, Jenny Blackmon Teixeira (Claudio), Douglas Lamar Shoemake (Kami), Sherry Blackmon Tomaski (Brad), Staci Elaine Shoemake, and Kimberly Anne Blackmon. And the great-grandfather of Kayla Diane Figueroa, Anthony Alberto Figueroa, Jordan Thomas Figueroa, Brandon Matias Teixeira, Emily Marie Teixeira, Payton Lyn Shoemake, Julia Addison Tomaski, Rachel Diane Tomaski, Maddux Steven Shoemake, Lucas Tomaski, and Nathan Tomaski.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 14, 2022, at 2:00 P.M. EDT at the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home chapel in Valley with interment following in Shawmut Cemetery in Lanett, Alabama. His family will be receiving friends at the funeral home Thursday evening from 6:00 P.M. EDT until 8:00 P.M. EDT. Brother Frank Hayes officiating.

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

Pauline Tanner Hulsey, 80, went to be in the arms of our Lord on Sunday, October 9, 2022, at her daughter’s residence in Lanett, Alabama.

She was born on July 22, 1942, in Downsville, Louisiana to the late Herman and Lucille Tanner. She was also preceded in death by five brothers, Robert Tanner, Wilmer Tanner, Everett Tanner, Buddy Tanner, and Arthur Tanner; three sisters, Bertha Mae Powell, Bobby Faye DeMoss, and Janice Marie Taylor; one grandchild and one great-grandchild.

Ms. Hulsey was baptized in 1975 at Pleasant Valley Assembly of God.

She enjoyed coloring by numbers, sewing, cross stitching, listening to gospel music, and loved any music by Elvis Presley.

She was affectionately known as “Granny” to many. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister. She loved spending time with her family, especially her kids and grandchildren.

She is survived by her seven children and their spouses, Wanda Myers (Glenn), Jeff Hulsey (Pat), John Hulsey, Bobby Hulsey, Linda Mayes (King), Mary Ann Waldron (Greg), David Hulsey (Beverly); 22 grandchildren, Lester Bryant Jr. (Buffy), Willie Bryant (Jade), Waylon Bryant (Tiffany), Gabrielle Myers, Katlyn Scott (Brandon), Josh Hulsey, Crystal Waddle (Shane), Marie Mimbs (Matt), Bobby Hulsey, Jr., Angel Hulsey, Joshua Hulsey (Mi’cah), Dallas Hulsey, Jerry Bullock (Cindy), Lena Peoples (Charles), Becky Brooks (Stephen), Sharon Thomas (Brian), James Waldron (Britney), Seth Waldron, Bethany Waldron, Robert Hulsey, John Hulsey, Matt Hulsey; 42 great-grandchildren with four more on the way; 11 great-great-grandchildren with one on the way; 11 great-great great-grandchildren; sisters, Joyce Albritton, Floye Mercer; brother, Paul Tanner.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society or to The National Kidney Foundation.

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

Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home Valley Chapel directing.

Keith Wayne “Kemo” Smith, age 66, of LaFayette, Alabama passed away on Saturday, October 8th, 2022 at his residence.

Mr. Smith was born in Rainsville, Alabama on November 21th, 1955. He was a 1974 graduate of Plainview High School. He was very athletic and excelled playing football and basketball. He was a big Alabama football fan and enjoyed rifle and bow hunting. He was a wonderful husband, a great father, and a loving Paw Paw. He loved his family.

Mr. Smith is survived by his wife of 42 years, Julie Smith; children, Morganna White (Tyler), Melissa Brown, and Michael Houge; grandchildren, Ava Brown, Xander Brown, Olivia White, and Adalynn White; siblings, Cindy Dukes, Paul Kenneth Smith, Jr. (Catherine), Charles Smith, James Smith (Rebecca), Beverly Noles (Cates), Karla Todd (Tim); close friends, Randy, Fred, and Charles.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul Kenneth and Elma Smith; siblings, Paulette Barber, Ronald Smith, and Linda Smith; brother-in-law, Harold Dukes; sister-in-law, Bobbie Smith.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 12th, 2022 at 2:00 PM (CDT) at the graveside in Sandy Ridge United Methodist Church Cemetery in LaFayette. Pastor Cates Noles will officiate. Mr. Smith’s family will receive friends Wednesday afternoon from 1:00 PM (CDT) until the service hour at Sandy Ridge United Methodist Church.

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

Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley directing.

Davis Memorial Mortuary announces the passing of Mrs. Hattie Sims Buchanan, a resident of Tuskegee, AL, who passed on Thursday, October 6, 2022, at her residence.

Graveside Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. (CST) on Friday, October 14, 2022, at Ashdale Cemetery, 901 Wright St., Tuskegee, AL with Pastor Jonathan L. Pemberton officiating and Bishop Gregory Tucker, Eulogist. Davis Memorial Mortuary of Valley directing.

Family Hour is scheduled for Thursday, October 13, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Greenwood Missionary Baptist Church, 1510 Washington Ave., Tuskegee Institute, AL.

Mrs. Buchanan was the daughter of the late Marlin & Marie Grimmett Sims and the wife of the late Ted Buchanan, Sr.

Her survivors include: seven children, Ted (Merdice) Buchanan, Jr., Fairlawn, OH, Marion Buchanan, Cordelle, GA, Ernestine (Jay) Grimmett, Winston, GA, Reginal (Linda) Buchanan, Tuskegee, AL, John (Brenda) Buchanan, Enterprise, AL, Phyllis (Michael) Hoskins and Paul Buchanan both of Fayetteville, GA; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Florine Pace, Tuskegee, AL; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Vines Funeral Home announces the passing of the following:

Funeral arrangements are pending for Mr. Michael Dupree Canady, 51, of Dadeville who passed away on Sunday, October 2, 2022, at Lake Martin Community Hospital, Dadeville.

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