Thelmar Hill Bales

October 19, 1925August 27, 2010

BALES, Thelmar Hill “Jim” CMSgt. USAF, Ret., age 84 passed away on August 27, 2010 in Hermitage, TN. Preceded in death by daughters, Claudia Robledo and Pat Vaughan, two sisters and four brothers. He is survived by his loving wife, Lois Marie Bales; daughters, Anna (Isaac) Martinez of Old Hickory TN; sons, Gary Bales of Kiel, WI and Ron Hamm of Hermitage, TN; two sisters, Novella, Essie and one brother, Howard; two grandchildren; Stefany and Mason. Funeral services will be Sunday, at 6:30 PM, Cedar Ridge Church, 7104 Lebanon Road, Mt. Juliet, TN with visitation one hour prior to the service. Graveside services with full military honors will be on Tuesday at 10:00 AM, with visitation from 9:00 – 10:00 AM at Forest Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 1150 Dickerson Road, Goodlettsville, TN.


  • Funeral Service Sunday, August 29, 2010
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, August 31, 2010
  • Visitation Saturday, August 28, 2010

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Betty & Tim Floyd

September 16, 2010

The Lord Jesus blessed us all that knew Uncle Jim. He will be missed by everyone that ever knew him. I know the Lord can help the family during the difficult times that they are going through. We love you all.

bonnie holland

August 31, 2010

For A great man will miss.Uncle Jim was the best,He is in God hands now the doors open wide for him, welcome him home.

August 31, 2010

Yes Uncle Jim was A great man, I will miss him. God has give him the best that we do know, for he was A true believer now he is with him and all are love are saying welcome One day I will see him again. love to all the family May God be with you.

Stacy Bales-Mancil

August 31, 2010

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Great Uncle Jim. He was such a kind sweet person. Loved seeing his smiling face at the Bales reunions. I will miss you Uncle Jim.

Norma/Micky Bales

August 30, 2010

one of the greatest men I ever knew, Uncle Jim was a kind honorable friend, and always made it a point to show how pround he was of his family and his country, Uncle you served us well and you will be missed dearly, heaven surely has an angel who was our Hero, god Bless you Uncle, I so loved you, sincerely.

August 30, 2010

Jim's mother and my father were double first cousins. I only got to see Jim at family reunions and funerals, but I grew to love him very much. I will truly miss him at the future family reunions. I know that he is there with Marlene now. His race is finished. God bless Mary and all the family. My prayers and thoughts are with you at this sad time.