Ellis Lee Tankersley died Thursday (Oct. 3, 2013) at Morristown Hamblen Hospital. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Saturday at Robinette Funeral Home in Blackwater. The funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. The committal service and interment will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Tankersley Cemetery. Everyone is asked to meet at the cemetery by 1:50 p.m. for the graveside service.