Bertie Beatrice Douglas Apple, 91, of Ringgold, passed away Sunday, September 16, 2018. A native of Elk Valley, Tn., she has lived in the Ringgold area for the past 20 years and was formerly of Greenwood, In. She was a member of the Ringgold First Baptist Church and was a member of the Joy choir.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Glendon Apple; parents, Thomas and Charity Duncan Douglas; four sisters, Evelyn Davis Stinsen, Anna Belle Morgan, Estelle Ballew and Inez Margaret Douglas; and brother, James Marion Douglas.
She is survived by two children, Thelma Fountain, of Ringgold and David Douglas Apple, of Ringgold; two sisters, Ella Ruth Foust, of Knoxville and Gennetta Irene Russell, of Lafollette, Tn.; one grandson; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22 at Apple’s Chapel Cemetery in Paoli, In.
Local arrangements are by Wilson Funeral Home Wallis-Stewart Chapel Ringgold.