his death e 1 and x Alex Tankersley APPALACHtA - - A l e Lloyd Tankersley, 79, of Blountvitle Highway/ Bristol, died in Bristol Memorial Hospital at 3:30 a.m. Saturday after eight years of illness. A retired Stonega Coke and Coal Co. employe of Roda, he had lived most of his life in Big Stone Gap a n d Appalachia, moving to BrisloJ about two years ago. He was the former financial secretary of Local 6229, District 28, United Mine Workers of America, and was a member of (he First Baptist Church, Lettie Rebekah Lodge No. 73 and Independent Order of Odd Fellows, all of Appalachia. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mollie Ethel Tankersley; sons, Woodrow C. of Marion, Va., and Elmer L. Tankersley, Bluff City, Tenn.; a daughter, Mrs. Ruby Easter Cooper, Appalachia; brothers, C. R., Prestonburg, Ky.; Morgan, Blackwater, Va.; O r b i Whitmirc, S. C., and Marshall Tankersley, Kyles F o r d Tenn.; a sisler, Mrs. Matlie Bishop, Blackwater; s i x grandchildren and two great- grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Hoy A. Green Funeral Home Chapel. T5ie Rev. Lenwood Nichols and Rev. Ed E. Strong will conduct the service. Burial will be in Powell Valley Memorial Gardens. Tire family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 this evening.