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Local News For Wednesday, September 7th, 2022

Good morning y’all, and now a little news to get you up and going. weather-wise, clouds mixed with some sun this Wednesday. A very warm and muggy afternoon is expected with highs between 88 and 91.

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:

1. Ashley Henry, 40, Lafayette, FTA Driving Suspended x2, Possession Marijuana 2nd

2. Jarod Moreland, 34, Valley, Promoting Prison Contraband 2nd

3. Bernard Phillips, 31, Hogansville, FTA Possession Forged Instrument 2nd

From Lanett

1. Timothy Turner, 40, of Five Points, AL arrested for DUI.

2. Osmund Williams, 61, of Lanett, AL arrested for Failure to Pay.

Lanett Police also reported the following incidents:

1. Domestic Violence 3rd reported in the 800 Blk S 8th Ave.

2. Breaking/Entering a Motor Vehicle reported in the 700 Blk S 13th St.

From Valley

Juvenile, 16 of Lanett, charged with Harassment

Dealvonte Jmarqui James, 29 of Valley, charged with Failure to Pay-Failure to Dim

Jaqwuan Martez Johnson, 23 of Valley, charged with Possession of Marijuana 2nd

Justiss Jevaughn Marquez Burton, 20 of Valley, charged with Possession of Marijuana 2nd

Valley Police also reported the following incident:

Report of Theft of Property 4th (Dog and Carrier) in the 1100 block of County Road 496

Report of Theft of Property 2nd (Firearms) in the 1400 block of County Road 500

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:

Richard Jerry Brown, 81, son of the late Avery Brown and late Mary Fetner Brown, died on Sunday, September 4, 2022, of natural causes. Jerry was also preceded in death by his eldest son Rick Brown.

Jerry was living in Lagrange, Georgia at the time but, was originally from Huguley, Alabama. He spent many years in Florida, Georgia, Japan, Texas, and of course, his home state of Alabama.

He served in the Air Force Reserve for four years.

He was an avid outdoorsman, loved fishing, Scouting, the Auburn Tigers, and serving southern bar-b-q at his restaurant Happy Trails when it was open in Roanoke, Alabama.

He is survived by his sister Barbara Lewis; his children Robin (Donnie) Gillenwaters, Susan (Jim) Strickland, and his two sons Jerome (Teresa) Brown and Daniel Brown; his ex-wife Deborah Brown, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held for Jerry on Thursday, September 8, 2022, at 2:00 P.M. EDT at the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley. His family will be receiving friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 1:00 P.M. EDT until the service hour.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made in his memory to his granddaughter’s scout troop, Troop 5109 at 4074 Riverstone Drive, Suwanee, Georgia 30024.

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

Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley is 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.

Funeral Services were held on 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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