HEPHZIBAH, Ga. - Entered into rest Saturday, July 7, 2001, at University Hospital, Mr. John David Tanksley Jr. of Farmers Bridge Road, Hephzibah. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 12, 2001 at Franklin Covenant Baptist Church with Rev. Donald Williams and Rev. George Williams officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. He was a native of Columbia County, employed at Richmond County Water Works and a member of Johnson Grove Baptist Church. Survivors are his wife, Carol Elaine Tanksley; daughter, Dora (George) Walden, Harlem; son, Jonathan Tanksley, Hephzibah; mother, Daisy Tanksley, Hephzibah; sisters, Rose Ann Davis, Nellie Tanksley, Cheryl Williams, Barbara Tanksley, Hephzibah; Patricia Love, Augusta; brothers, Willie James Tanksley, Ronnie Tanksley, Hephzibah; two grandchildren; and a several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other relatives. Williams Funeral Home, 1765 Martin Luther King Blvd.
The Augusta Chronicle-July 11, 2001