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Ralph E. Bales

December 14, 1945 ~ July 2, 2021 (age 75)


Ralph E. Bales, age 75, of Ten Mile passed away at his home Friday, July 2, 2021 surrounded by his family.  He was a lifelong resident of Ten Mile.  He was a school bus driver for Meigs County Schools for 33 years.  Ralph loved to fish and work on cars.  He also loved to trade on vehicles.  Ralph was a member of Nebo House of Prayer of Jesus Christ.  Preceded in death by his parents, Dex & Viola Bales; brother, Roger Bales. 



Loving Wife of 52 years       Lucille Bales of Ten Mile


Daughter                               Tammy Bales of Ten Mile


Son                                        Mitch Bales, Jr., & wife, Charlotte of Ten Mile


Grandchildren                     Bella, Skye, Abby Bales of Ten Mile


Brothers & Sisters              Billy Bales & wife, Faye of Ten Mile

                                              Brenda Howell & husband, Jake of Ten Mile

                                              Clifford Bales & wife, Barbara of Ten Mile

                                              Debbie Beason & husband, Jim of Paint Rock

                                              Sue Jones & husband, Herb of Lenoir City

                                              Peggy Allen & husband, Mike of Paint Rock

                                               Roy Bales & wife, Sandra of Paint Rock


Sister-in-law                        Patsy Padgett & husband, J.T. of Ball Ground, GA                                 


Many extended family members and friends.


The family will receive friends 3:00-5:00 pm, Monday, July 5, 2021 at Fraker Funeral Home with funeral service following at 5:00 pm, with Rev. Lawrence Waller officiating.  Interment will follow the service at Bales Family Cemetery in Ten Mile.  Online register book can be signed at  Fraker Funeral Home of Kingston is in charge of all the arrangements.


To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Ralph E. Bales, please visit our floral store.


July 5, 2021

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Fraker Funeral Home
1445 Kingston Highway
Kingston, TN 37763

Funeral Service
July 5, 2021

5:00 PM
Fraker Funeral Home
1445 Kingston Highway
Kingston, TN 37763

Graveside Service
July 5, 2021

6:30 PM
Bales Family Cemetery

Ten Mile, TN 37880

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