Cardin, James Jr. (Cleveland)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

James Cardin Jr., 76, of Cleveland, Tn., died on Monday, October 31, 2011.

He was a member of Southview Baptist Church where he received Christ into his heart. James “Pop” was a beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend. All his life he worked around 18 wheelers and wood; this legacy he passed onto his sons. He had the look in his eyes of a man, who has had hardships, but he rose to the challenge and he won.

He is preceded in death by his Father and mother, James “Jim” and Rebecca Cardin; his brothers, Billy Cardin, Edwin Cardin and Lester Cardin; and sister, Mary Cardin.

Survivors include his three sisters, Elizabeth Stevenson, Marie Ledford, and Patricia Miksa all of Cleveland; his ex-wife, Mary Ruth Branam; his five sons, Jimmy and Debbie Carden of Cleveland, Jerry and Denise Cardin of Benton, Jackie and Melissa Cardin of Cleveland, Jeffery and Jackie Cardin of Cleveland and James and Rhonda Cardin of Georgetown; his three step-children, Franklin and Ginger Cardin, William Branam and Karen Cardin all of Cleveland; 16 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 2, at 2 p.m. at Southview Baptist Church. Internment will follow in Michigan Avenue Cemetery. A white dove release ceremony will conclude the service.

The family requests that memorials be made to the Southview Baptist Church building fund, P.O. Box 3836, Cleveland, TN 37320-3836.

Ralph Buckner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


Shelton, Michael Thomas (Decatur)

Michael Thomas Shelton, 51, of Decatur, Tennessee, died on Sunday, August 2, 2015 at Erlanger Medical Center, Chattanooga. Michael was a former truck driver and was a member of the Local Teamsters Union 519. He was born in Cincinnati, OH.  He was preceded in death by his father, Clifford Shelton; mother, Lena “Viola” Roberts Shelton; and sister, Shirley McCumber. ... (click for more)

Smith, Brian Keith "Smiley" (Jasper)

Brian Keith “Smiley” Smith, 55, of Jasper, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday, August 2, 2015.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel Smith and Martha Norine Murray McCall.  Smiley is survived by his sister, Teresa (Buddy) Freeman; niece, Kathie Jarrett; nephew, Zachary Merritt; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.  Funeral services ... (click for more)

William “Bill” Slatton

William “Bill” Slatton, 68, of Ooltewah, died on Sunday, August 2, 2015.   He was the son of the late Paul and Helen Key Slatton.   Bill was a loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to many.   He was of the Baptist faith and was always willing to help those in need.   Bill was an avid bass fisherman and outdoorsman.   He retired ... (click for more)

Doris Anne Watson Roberts

Doris Anne Watson Roberts, beloved wife, mother, and friend, died July 23, 2015, after a long and rich life marked by faith, courage, service, and compassion.   Her name is written on the hearts of hundreds of people whose lives she touched in many ways. Her spirit lives on in those who knew her as mother, sister, grandmother, friend, and neighbor. ... (click for more)

Sheriff Watson Offers To Send Team To Colorado To Help With Search For Cleveland's Joe Keller; Active Search Suspended

Bradley County Sheriff Eric Watson has offered to send a Special Response Team, as well as other resources, to help Colorado authorities, who have suspended their search for 19-year-old Joseph Keller. He noted, "Joe Keller is a well-known young man who has lived in the Bradley County area, and disappeared while on a run in Conejos County, Colorado recently. " Sheriff ... (click for more)

Major AT&T Outage Strikes Chattanooga, Surrounding Areas; Verizon, T-Mobile Also Experience Outages In Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama

When AT&T subscribers tried to use their cell phones in North Georgia this afternoon, they got a message saying “Emergency Calls Only.”  On Signal Mountain, a terse “Network Busy” message popped up when they tried to use their phones.  They are not alone.  According to news reports in The Tennessean in Nashville and numerous other news sources, AT&T ... (click for more)