McMurtrey Funeral Home

McMurtrey Funeral Home

Friday, October 23, 2020




   Della Frances Hurt Strode, 85, Tompkinsville, passed away Thursday, October 22, 2020 at her home. Born March 19, 1935 in Willow Shade, KY she was a daughter of the late N C and Sally (Shaw) Hurt.

   She worked in sewing factories and was of the Baptist faith.

   Survivors include daughters, Joyce (Terry) Blythe, Brandenburg and Barbara (Mickey) White, Marrowbone;  sons Jody Strode, Tompkinsville and Kenny (Sylvia) Strode, Ft Run; one sister, Minnie Pearl Bryant, Edmonton; grandchildren, Stephen and Michael Blythe, Angie Tucker, Mark Strode, Michell Norris, Mary Blankenship, Tyler Simpson, and Timothy Dale Strode; several great grandchildren; and special friend, Patricia Copas.

   Preceding her in death, besides her parents, were her husband, James Edward Strode; son, Jackie Strode; daughter, Betty Blankenship; sisters, Oshea Huff and Hilda Lynn; and brothers Buddy Hurt and Paul Ballard.

   A private family funeral will be held Sunday, October 25, 2020 at McMurtrey Funeral Home with Brother Darrell Bartley officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Monroe County. A walk through visitation will be Saturday, October 24, 2020, 3:00-7:00 P.M. and on Sunday, October 25, 2020 after 8:00 A.M. until time of services at 2:00.

   In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the funeral fund or the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

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