Janey Tanksley


Janey Tanksley, 75, a lifelong resident of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022, at her residence surrounded by her family.

Born on April 4, 1947, to the late Pearline Centers and Robert Scoggins, she was a good Christian woman, mother and mamaw. Janey will be loved and missed.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Donnie Tanksley; brothers, Robert (Caroline) Scoggins and Eddie Scoggins; sisters, Barbara (Melvin) Guffey and Lisa Scoggins; daughter, Janet Tanksley; and grandson, Timothy Ryan George.

She is survived by her children, Lorri Green, Steve (Teresa) Gates and Chrissy (Troy) George; brothers, Jerry (Joy) Scoggins, Stanley (Peggy) Martin, Bobby (Tammy) Martin, Harold Centers Jr., Charles (Toni) Scoggins and Donald (Debbie) Cartwright; sisters, Eleanor (Ken) Daily, Mary Goins and Judi Dover; grandchildren, Tabitha (Jeremy) Haddock, Shawn (Rebecca) Maxwell, Michael (Brandy) George, Heather (Devin) Sage and Brenden Gates; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 15, 2022, at Companion Funeral Home, followed by the service in the chapel at 3 p.m. with Pastor Johnny Staton officiating.

Burial will be held at Mt. Olive Cemetery with pallbearers Anthony Guffey, Richard Guffey, Bo Maxwell, Joseph Maxwell, Pete Gates, Bryan Maxwell, Hunter West and Aiden Harris.



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