Baldwin, James Robert

Friday, February 23, 2018
James Robert Baldwin
James Robert Baldwin

James Robert Baldwin, known as "Robbi,” died on Monday, February 19, 2018. He was 46.

James was born Oct. 20, 1971, at Scott Air Force Base, Belleville, Il. He was a 1991 graduate of Brainerd High School.
James was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Usher and Ruby Overton and his aunt, Marilynn "Honeybunch" Baldwin.
He is survived by his loving parents, James and Linda Baldwin, Jr. and brother, Jonathan DeShawn Baldwin of Chattanooga; beloved nieces, Asha Marie Larson-Baldwin and Mia DeShawn Larson-Baldwin of Greenville, S.C.; maternal grandparents, Robert and Bertha Hughes; paternal grandmother, Doris Overton Truss; paternal grandfather, James E. (Lorene) Baldwin, Sr., all of Chattanooga; aunts, Brenda (Harvey) Daniels of Atlanta; Bernice Hughes, Chattanooga; Pamela Hughes of Huntsville; Miriam (Jeff) Kates, Scottsdale, Az.; Iris Baldwin Hamilton, Atlanta; Robin (Tyrone) Sampson, Boston; uncles, Peter (Gayle) Truss and Ralph Truss of Chattanooga; cousins, Angel (Richard) Moore, of Chattanooga; Jennifer Marshall, Duane (Mignon) Hamilton, Marilyn Bonita Hamilton, Harvey (Rosalynn) Daniels, III, Atlanta; and Michael Kendrick of Chattanooga; along with many extended family members, a host of wonderful friends and his loyal dog "Chalca Kahn."
Visitation will be held on Sunday, Feb. 25, at 1 p.m. followed by the funeral service at 1:30 p.m. at Greater Tucker Baptist Church with Pastor Gary Hathaway officiating.  Interment will be Monday, Feb. 26, at 10 a.m. at Lakewood Memory Gardens- East.
Arrangements are by John P. Franklin Funeral, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Johnson, Kenneth Jerome, Sr.

Kenneth Jerome Johnson, Sr., 64, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, September 21, 2018, at his residence. He graduated from Riverside High School class of 1974.  He was a member of Church of the First Born and on the Smokin for Jesus Organization.  Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, Roy Mack, Sr. and Dorothy Johnson Sturdivant; grandmother, Gladys ... (click for more)

Medders, Ralph John

Ralph John Medders, 86, of Rossville, went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, September 22, 2018. He was born to the late Ursery and Laverine Medders, in Anniston Al., was a resident of Rossville for many years and was a member of St Gerard Catholic Church, Fort Oglethorpe. He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Jean Medders; brother, Ronald Medders; and sister, Elizabeth ... (click for more)

Gilreath, Tammie Stevette (Summerville)

Tammie Stevette Gilreath, age 50, of Harrisburg Road, Summerville, Georgia, passed away Saturday afternoon, September 22, 2018, in a Rome hospital.  Born in Rome on June 1, 1968, she was a daughter of the late Nancy Berry Gilreath and Steven E. Gilreath who survives. Ms. Gilreath was project manager for the Georgia Building Authority with 20 plus years of service. Surviving ... (click for more)

Odeh, John (Cleveland)

John Odeh, 53, a resident of Cleveland, passed away on Saturday, September 22, 2018, in a Chattanooga hospital. John was preceded in death by his father, Sam Odeh. He was a self-employed aerial lineman owning and operating National Cable Services with over 20 years of service. John loved to spend time with his family whom he loved very much. John was a member of St. Therese ... (click for more)

Heavy Rains Flooding Many Roads, Some Businesses

Heavy rains throughout Monday brought water over many Hamilton County roads and into some businesses. The front area of the Mapco in the 8100 block of Standifer Gap Road was a small lake. The Sheriff's Office said, "Drivers in the Middle Valley and East Brainerd Road areas are encouraged to avoid driving in low lying areas. All drivers should exercise caution. "Drivers ... (click for more)

Mountain City Club Considering Sale Of Downtown Club To Developer Defoor

Officials of the Mountain City Club are considering sale of the property at Eighth and Chestnut to a developer. Dan Saieed, club president, said the board was approached by developer Byron Defoor with an offer for the property. He said the club is facing declining membership and extreme  financial issues so is considering the offer. The Defoor group developed the nearby ... (click for more)