June 22, 1931 - June 14, 2013
Big Stone Gap, VA Alease Orick Tankersley, 81, passed away at home on Friday, June 14, 2013. She was born in Anchor, KY, lived in the Seminary Community for many years and had resided in Big Stone Gap since 2002. She retired from the Westmoreland Coal Co., having worked in accounting for 19 years. She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Big Stone Gap. She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Henry Tankersley; an infant daughter, Janice Faye Tankersley; two brothers, Delmer and Boyd Orick; and a son-in-law, Von Williams. She is survived by five children, Rickie Tankersley and wife Lydia of Daniels, WV, Vicki Bracken and husband, Coulter of Bridgeport, WV, Mickie Tankersley and and wife Inez of Parkersburg, WV, Nickie Tankersley and wife Jennifer of Layton , UT and Beckie Tankersley of Big Stone Gap, VA; eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren; one brother, Lenville Orick and wife Hilda of Dryden, VA; two sisters, Louise Wallace and husband Gerald of Orlando, FL and Geneva Vickers and husband Earl of Loris, SC; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday at Holding Funeral Home (17 E. 3rd St., N.) in Big Stone Gap. The funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. on Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Alan Collier officiating. Committal services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Powell Valley Cemetery in Dryden, VA. The family and friends will meet at the funeral home by 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family and friends will serve as pallbearers. To view the obituary online and offer condolences, please visit www.holdingfuneralhome.com. Holding Funeral Home is honored to serve the Tankersley family.
Big Stone Gap, VA Alease Orick Tankersley, 81, passed away at home on Friday, June 14, 2013. She was born in Anchor, KY, lived in the Seminary Community for many years and had resided in Big Stone Gap since 2002. She retired from the Westmoreland... View Obituary & Service Information
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