Helen Virginia Anthony Tankersley, 83, of Black Oak, formerly of Leachville, died Saturday, March 23, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Boran at Monette she was the daughter of the late John and Lillie Hill Blankenship. She was a longtime resident of the Buffalo Island area and had been a resident of West Memphis for many years before making her home in Black Oak in 1992. She was of the Baptist belief.
Survivors include a son, Larry Anthony of Somerville, Tenn.; a brother, James Glen Blankenship of Black Oak; a sister, Louise Chrisco of Black Oak; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two husbands, Harold Anthony and John Tankersley; two brothers, Donald Blankenship and Dick Blankenship.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. today (Tuesday) at the Howard Funeral Chapel in Leachville with Rev. Bill Moore officiating. Burial will be in the Leachville Cemetery.