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 www.FrakerFuneralHome.net. Fraker Funeral Home of Kingston is in charge of all the arrangements.
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