Frances Elizabeth Story Bales, 86, of Zion, Ark., died Oct. 26, 2005, at Mountain Home. She was born Jan. 21, 1919, in Marked Tree, Ark., the daughter of the late William Henry Story and Betty Wilma Holland Story.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Millcrest Church of Christ.
Survivors include one son, Gary Wayne Bales of Zion; two daughters, Sharon Kay Cullum of Ash Flat, and Shelby Jean Flagel of Benton Harbor, Mich.; grandchildren, Kenneth, Ronnie and Darren Flagel of Benton Harbor, Jeff Bales of Mary Ester, Fla., Gary Bales Jr. and Michelle Rogers of Zion, Tina Gibson of Ash Flat; eight great-grandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Orvel Lloyd Bales; a grandson, Gregory Bales; and a son-in-law, Robert Flagel.
The funeral service was held Oct. 31 at Roller Crouch Chapel in Melbourne with Paul Woodhouse officiating.
Burial followed in the Combs Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of Roller-Crouch Funeral Home of Melbourne.
Pallbearers were Ronnie Flagel, Darren Flagel, Gary Bales Jr., Danny Gibson, Johnny Rogers, Wacey Joe Bales.