Mary Evangeline Tankersley

June 26, 1926 - September 21, 2011

Mary Evangeline Brogan Tankersley, age 85, of Floyd, was born in Giles County to the late John Brogan Sr. and Emma Davis Brogan. In addition to her parents, preceded in death by husband, Buford Tankersley; and son Larry Tankersley. She is survived by two daughters, Diane Vernon and Mary Elizabeth Boyd and husband Rodney; sons, Mitchell Wayne and wife Willa, Leslie Tankersley, and David Tankersley; sisters, Lucy Lambert and Jean Staton; brothers, Rabon Brogan and wife Jane, John Brogan Jr. and wife Shelby Belle; sister-in-law, Shirley Tankersley; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held at Gardner Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 11:00 am. with the Reverend Joseph Burnside officiating. Friends may call after 6:00 pm Friday, September 23, 2011 where the family will be from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Condolences may be made at

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Frank & Eve Rierson

September 22, 2011

We are very sorry to hear about your mom passing away. Losing a parent is never easy. Frank has always thought of her as a second mom to him. Love and prayers go out to all of you, especially during this time. We are here if you need anything, and are thinking of you all.

Gail Tankersley

September 23, 2011

I know this is a difficult time for each of you, and just wanted to let you know that we love each of you. Cherish the memories, and most of all, love each other. Our thought and prayers are with you all. Gail and Zachary

brittany vaught

July 30, 2012