Ralph Edward Maples

February 24, 1929November 18, 2018

Ralph Edward Maples, age 89 of Knoxville, passed away November 18, 2018. He was a faithful gentleman that loved the Lord. Ralph was a 50 year member of the Charles H. McKinney Masonic Lodge #433, a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite and a Shriner. Outside of his regular employment he was involved in residential building and continued after his retirement. In his leisure time he enjoyed spending time at Big Valley Campground in Townsend. Ralph was preceded in death by parents, Clifford and Ruth Carver Maples; brothers, Dan and Curtis Maples; sister, June Maples. Survivors include loving wife of 68 years, Alma J. Maples; son, Ronnie Maples and wife Becky; daughter, Carol Nichols and husband Gary; grandson, Colby Trail; great granddaughter, Adalynn Trail; brothers, Frank Maples and wife Brenda, Tommy Maples and wife Melissa; sisters, Janie Clabough and husband Don, Phyllis Maples; several nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend a “thank you” to the staff at Westmoreland Health and Rehab for their wonderful care and to special caregiver, Melissa. A Masonic Funeral service will be Sunday, November 25th at 11:00AM at Berry Highland South Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow with Kris Witt officiating. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children at


  • Funeral Service Sunday, November 25, 2018

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Norman Robinson

November 26, 2018

Our deepest condolences. Norman and Lois Robinson

Marie Fox

November 25, 2018

Ronnie, Becky and family.....our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. May God bless and comfort each of you is our prayer. Kermit & Marie Fox

Cynthia Maples-Sutton

November 22, 2018

I am so sorry to hear about Raulph. May god be with you and the family during this time. Prayers for all.

Ernie ( corky) Randolph

November 22, 2018

Ralph was a GREAT man who lived a good life , Even though I never spent a lot of time around him , he always made me laugh and I always enjoyed him when I did see him , This life we live is so short on this earth that we take it for granted sometimes . My thoughts and prayers are with Alma , Ronnie , and Carol during this hard time . He’s now pain free and in a MUCH BETTER PLACE. Love. Corky