Originally created 08/25/06

Thomas Bartles (APPLING, Ga.)



APPLING, Ga. - Mr. Thomas Lewis Bartles, Jr., 85, husband of Bessie Ruth Tankersley Bartles, entered into rest on Wednesday August 23, 2006, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, August 26, 2006, at Shiloh United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dan White, Rev. Mark Taylor and Rev. Tim Corbin officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Bartles was born in Erwin, Tennessee and lived in Columbia County most of his life. He was retired from the State Highway Department as a Resident Engineer and was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his brother Mack Bartles. Mr. Bartles is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mrs. Bessie Ruth Tankersley Bartles; his mother, Ila Yelton Bartles, Appling; two brothers, Harry Bartles and Jack Bartles, both of Evans; and two sisters, Jean Blackard, Memphis, Tennessee, and Evelyn Wilson, Appling. Pallbearers will be Larry Tankersley, Joe Dozier, David Dozier, Ronnie Bartles, Dewey Carey, William 'Bill' Jackson. Honorary pallbearers will be retirees of State Highway Department of Resident Engineers and Dr. J. Ronald Jowers. If so desired, memorials may be made to Shiloh United Methodist Church, 5970 Cobbham Road, Appling, GA 30802. Friends may call at the residence or Friday evening from 6 to 8 PM at Starling Funeral Home, Hwy 78, Harlem, Ga. - Email condolence to the family at starling@familink.com. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle-August 25, 2006