Monroe Edward Tanksley of South Boston passed away Thursday, March 4, 2021. He was born in Halifax County on Nov. 16, 1948 and was 72 years of age. He was the son of the late James Acree Tanksley and the late Susan Ella Elder Tanksley.

Monroe Edward Tanksley is survived by two aunts, Beatrice Elder Fears of Danville and Estella Elder Guill of Nathalie.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, William Acree Tanksley and Ernest Norman Tanksley.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services, South Boston.