LaFAYETTE — Funeral services are pending for Ms. Yalonda Katrell Autry of Marietta, Ga. and formerly of LaFayette, who passed away on Friday, November 10, 2017.

Silmon-Seroyer Funeral Home, LaFayette, is handling the arrangements.


LANETT — Mr. George M. “Joe” Harris, 83, of Lanett passed away on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the Bethany House in Auburn, Ala.

Mr. Harris was born in Fredonia, Ala. on August 5, 1934 to the late Charles Monroe Harris and Sarah Crenshaw Harris. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Louise Harris Thrower, Louise M. Weldon, Betty M. Crenshaw, Cecil M. Moore and Darrell T. Moore.

After high school, Joe enlisted in the U.S. Army.

He retired from the West Point Foundry where he worked installing much of the machinery used in the foundry’s daily operations. He continued to work after retirement with Doug Flanary. He was a man with a strong work ethic and enjoyed working his entire life.

Away from work, he enjoyed tinkering in his barn, the outdoors, cooking and always helping others.

He was a member of Lanier Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Juanita O’Neal Harris; son, Danny Ray Harris and his wife Marsheila, Valley; siblings, Bertha Bishop, Opelika, Dorothy H. Williams, Valley, Curtis H. Moore and his wife, Jane, Lanett, Shirley M. Owens and her husband, Hoyt, Lanett, James A. Moore and his wife Betty, LaGrange; grandchildren, Robin Harris, Lanett, Brian “Buster” Harris, North Carolina, Vickie Lynn Smith, Orlando, Fla., Leigh Ann Graben, Valley and four great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 13, 2017 at 2 p.m. EST at the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home chapel in Valley with interment following in Johnson Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Steve Langley will officiate. The family received friends at the funeral home Sunday evening from 6 to 8 p.m.

Please visit our Memorial Tribute Page at to leave a condolence for his family, share a memory of Joe or to light a remembrance candle in is memory.

Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home is directing.


VALLEY — Mrs. Annie Drusilla Kirby, 93, passed away at home on Sunday November 12, 2017. Born February 28, 1924, she was predeceased by her parents, S.D. Newby and Lois Moore Newby, and nine brothers and sisters. She was widowed by two wonderful husbands, William L. Kilgore and Marvin M. (Pete) Kirby.

She is survived by three children; W. Ron Kilgore (Kathleen), Jennifer Kilgore Brinker (David), and Deborah Kilgore Caldwell (Ron), twelve grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Drusilla was born in Shawmut, Alabama. She was a member of Hopewell Methodist Church, where she was surrounded by precious, caring friends. Her love of family and friends was felt by all. Her devotion to God and her faith touched and inspired many.

Funeral services will be held at Hopewell Methodist Church on Tuesday November 14, 2017 at 2 p.m. EST. Her family will be receiving friends at the church one hour prior to the service at 1 p.m. EST.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to Hopewell Methodist Church, Shriner’s Hospital for Children or Valley Haven School.

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

Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley is directing.


LANETT — Ms. Thelma Earnestine Roberts, 69, of Lanett, AL passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017 at EAMC-Lanier Nursing Home, Valley, AL. A graveside service will take place on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 1 p.m. EST in the Mt. Nebo Baptist Church Cemetery, Cusseta, AL with the Rev. Arthur Thomas serving as eulogist. Interment will follow afterwards.

Ms. Roberts, a native of Troup County, GA, was born December 9, 1947 to Ida Bell Upshaw Roberts and the late Willie B. Roberts. She was a member of the Mt. Nebo Baptist Church. Earnestine, as was the known to many, was a 1965 graduate of Rehobeth High School. She was formerly employed by West Point Pepperell with many years of service.

Earnestine enjoyed cooking for family and would spend hours doing arts and crafts.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara E. Roberts.

She leaves to cherish her memories: a loving and devoted mother, Ida Bell Roberts; one sister, Barbara (Raymond) Lovelace, and one brother, Larry

Boyd, all of Lanett; three aunts, Ruby Jackson and Katie Mae Goss of Boston, MA and

Catherine Little, Lanett; one uncle, Willie Robert Goss, Lanett; one niece, Twyla Roberts, Durham, N.C.; two nephews, Nicholaus Roberts, Bremerton, WA and Barrett Roberts, Lanett, AL and a host of relatives and friends.

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M. W. Lee Mortuary of West Point is handling the arrangements.