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Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home

125 Idletime Drive, Greeneville, TN

OBITUARY

Rebecca A. Bales

October 16, 1972March 14, 2020
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Rebecca A. Bales, 47, of Greeneville, entered into eternal rest with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Indian Path Hospital.

She was a retired clerk with the Greene County Clerk's office

She was a member of Hardin’s Chapel United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband of 22 years: Christopher Bales; one son: Thomas Bales of the home; father: Thomas Duane Foulks, Sr. of Greeneville; one sister and brother-in-law: Suzanne and Todd Greene of Boones Creek; two brothers and one sister-in-law: Thomas Duane Foulks, Jr. and wife, Shelia, of Greeneville and Darren Foulks of Greeneville; several special nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, cousins, and several special friends; and mother-in-law: Jane Bales of Greeneville.

She was preceded in death by her mother: Bobbie Jean Foulks.

The family will receive friends on Thursday from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm at Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be held at 8 pm in the funeral home chapel with Rev. David Dugger officiating.

Interment will be Friday morning at 11 am in Hardin’s Chapel Cemetery. Family and friends are asked to meet at 10 am Friday at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

  • FAMILY

  • Christopher Bales, Husband of 22 years
  • Thomas Bales, Son
  • Thomas Duane Foulks, Sr., Father
  • Suzanne Greene (Todd), Sister
  • Thomas Duane Foulks, Jr. (Shelia), Brother
  • Darren Foulks, Brother
  • Jane Bales, Mother-in-law
  • Bobbie Jean Foulks, Mother (deceased)
  • She also leaves several special nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends to cherish her memory.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Family and Friends

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, March 19, 2020
  • Visitation Thursday, March 19, 2020
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 19, 2020

Memories

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julia robinette

March 20, 2020

We are so blessed to have known Rebecca . She had a beautiful spirit and we know she will be watching over you both every day. Take care of each other and we will keep you both in our prayers.

Lisa Babb

March 19, 2020

So sorry for your loss.I worked with Becky at Hurd Lock and we became good friends. She was a sweet,caring, fun person to be around. She always had a smile on her face and had a big heart to go with it. May your memories of Becky comfort you and give you peace during this difficult time.

Tenn.Hillbilly Joe Aldridge

March 19, 2020

So sorry for your loss praying for comfort for you all may God bless yall and keep yall in the sweet name of jesus amen

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Biography

Rebecca A. Bales was known as many things to many people. She was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew her best, Rebecca will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

      Rebecca was born on October 16, 1972 at Laughlin Hospital in Greeneville, Tennessee. She was the daughter of Thomas and Bobbie Foulks. Rebecca grew up in Greeneville.

      Rebecca was raised with three siblings. She had one older sister, Suzanne, and two older brothers, Duane and Darren. Rebecca was usually involved in all sorts of activities with her siblings. She and her siblings experienced rivalries typical of a growing family, but they shared many life experiences over the years.

      As a young girl, Rebecca had a number of interests. Like most children, she enjoyed playing and making up games. She was curious about the world around her and was often eager to explore it. Rebecca was an active child who took part in basketball. In her spare time she liked writing and art. Rebecca's memorable achievements included winning a contest for a drawing that was published in the paper. However, to Rebecca, the most fun to be had was simply playing and spending time with her friends.

      A typical teenager, Rebecca had a fairly happy high school experience, making that critical transition from adolescence to adulthood. She attended Chuckey-Doak and North Greene High Schools and graduated in 1990. She enjoyed some classes more than others, having favorite subjects and teachers. Her favorite class in high school was English. The teacher she enjoyed learning from the most was Donnie Solomon.

      Always considered a “good” friend to those she knew, Rebecca enjoyed a broad group of acquaintances and several very close friends during her lifetime. While growing up, some of her best friends were Sandra Malone and Michelle Pruitt Crawford. Later in life, she became friends with Janet, Ruth, Callie, Cindy, Julie, Barbara, D.J., and Chrystila.

      On May 27, 1997 Rebecca exchanged wedding vows with Christopher Bales at Greene County Clerk's office in Greeneville, Tennessee. Empathic and loyal, Rebecca was committed to making her new family happy.

      Rebecca worked hard to be a good mother to her children and she did her best to fulfill their needs. Rebecca was blessed with one child, a son, Thomas.

      Fortunately, Rebecca enjoyed what she did for a living. Showing a strong work ethic, Rebecca worked diligently and did her best to succeed in her career. Her primary occupation was as a county clerk. She was employed for 5 years by the Greene County Clerk's office. Rebecca always sought to be a team player, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done.

      Rebecca enjoyed her leisure time by taking part in various hobbies. Her favorite pursuits were writing, drawing, and bird watching. She was content to enjoy her favorite pastimes alone but was also willing to share her interests with others.

      Rebecca found pleasure in sports. Recreational sports included bowling, tennis, and basketball. Rebecca was also something of a sports fan and enjoyed following her favorite events whenever she had the chance to do so. Tops on her list were football and basketball.

      Throughout her life, Rebecca was a doer and was always actively involved in professional and community organizations. Throughout her later years, Rebecca was an active member of the March of Dimes.

      Rebecca’s faith was important to her. She was a member of Hardin's Chapel United Methodist Church.

      Rebecca enjoyed traveling and time away on vacations. It was a chance for her to renew and relax, to visit new places and experience new things. Favorite vacations included Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

      Rebecca was a lover of animals and cherished her pets. One of her favorites was Sophie, a chocolate lab. They were best friends for 10 years. Her family was rounded out by her dogs, Rosie and Ruby, and one cat.

      When Rebecca’s retirement finally arrived in 2019, she was well prepared. In retirement, she found new pleasure in sunrises, sunsets, gardening, bird watching, and spending as much time as she could with family and friends. Even in retirement, Rebecca continued to stay in touch with her old friends while making plenty of new acquaintances. Rebecca was active in her new community and felt fulfilled with the opportunities retirement offered her.

      Rebecca passed away on March 14, 2020 at Indian Path Hospital in Kingsport, Tennessee. She fought a brave battle against cancer and other ailments. She is survived by her husband, Lee, son, Thomas, father, Thomas, sister, Suzanne, and two brothers, Duane and Darren. Services were held at Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home. Rebecca was laid to rest in Hardin's Chapel Cemetery in Greeneville, Tennessee.

      Simply stated, Rebecca was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by her family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Rebecca leaves behind her a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life she touched will always remember Rebecca A. Bales.