Martha Ann Bales

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Mrs. Martha Ann Bales, 75, of Trumann departed this life on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Mrs. Bales was born in Tyronza, Ark., and lived most of her life in Trumann. She was a former employee of Trumann School District working in the lunchroom and was a member of Viva Drive Church of Christ in Trumann. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Susie Yeakey, two sisters, Brenda Smith and Pat Daniels, one brother, Lester McCorkle and her parents, Press and Hazel Ingle McCorkle. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Rhew “Buster” Bales; one son, John Preston Bales of Memphis, TN; two sisters, Joyce (Gene) Wilson of Tyronza, AR and Wanza (Charlie) Fritz of Trumann, AR; two brothers, Ronald McCorkle of Crawfordsville, AR and Larry (Kim) McCorkle of Calico, AR; two granddaughters, Cassie Leigh Ann Cubit and Sonya Dailey both of Jonesboro and 2 great-grandsons, Gage and Gavin Cubit. A celebration of her life was held in the chapel of Thompson Funeral Home with Joe Spangler and Bill Willard officiating. Burial followed at Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery in Jonesboro, AR. Pallbearers were Quention Fletcher, Harry Vredingburgh, Joe Mitchell and Jerry Treadway. Honorary pallbearers were Gene Wilson, Patrick Dailey, Gage Cubit and Gavin Cubit. An online register book can be signed at