Name: Myrtle Lahoma Strickland
Birth Date: May 04, 1926
Death Date: Apr 20, 2008
Birthplace: Oliver Springs, Tennessee
Resided In: Oliver Springs, Tennessee
Funeral Home: Sharp Funeral Home
Visitation Date: Apr 23, 2008
Visitation Time: 6-8:00 P.M.
Visitation Location: Sharp Funeral Home
Service Date: Apr 23, 2008
Service Time: 8:00 P.M.
Service Location: Sharp Funeral Home
Cemetery Date: Apr 24, 2008
Cemetery Time: 10:00 A.M.
Cemetery Location: Orchard View Cemetery
Myrtle Lahoma Strickland, age 81, a resident of Oliver Springs, died Sunday, April 20, 2008 at the Harriman Health and Rehab Center.

Mrs. Strickland was born May 4, 1926 in Oliver Springs. She was a lifelong resident of this area.

She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and mother in law. She believed in the Baptist faith.

Myrtle was preceded in death by her husband; Ralph Jackson Strickland, and by two sons; Randall Lee Strickland and Sim Strickland.

She is survived by four daughters; Shirley Coker and husband Jerry of Harriman, Annette Jackson and husband Eddie of Harriman, Lou Strickland of Oliver Springs, and Marilyn Coffey of Oak Ridge, by four sons; Jack Strickland and wife Linda of Coalfield, Walt Strickland and wife Elizabeth of Chesapeake, VA, James Strickland and wife Cathy of Germany, and Edgar Strickland of Knoxville, by two sisters; Edith Spence and husband Jimmy of Knoxville, and Lavana Raymond and husband David of Harriman. She is also survived by 18 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, a daughter in law, Carolyn Strickland of Clinton and a host of nieces, nephews, special friends and extended family members.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, April 23, 2008 between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 pm at Sharp funeral Home. The funeral will follow at 8:00 pm in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Garvan Walls officiating. Interment will held Thursday, April 24, 2008 at 10:00 am at the Orchard View Cemetery in Oliver Springs. Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. An online guest book for Mrs. Strickland is available at

Please accept our deepest sympathies for the loss of your beloved: Mrs. Myrtle Lahoma Strickland, even though I did not know her, but I know how sad is when someone you love dies, at such times we need to go to God's word for comfort. The Bible makes the promise: Your dead ones will live...they will rise up Isaiah 26:19 if a man die shall he live again? asked the man Job long ago Job 14:14. Perhaps you, too, have wondered about this. How would you feel if you knew that a reunion with your loved ones was possible right here on earth under the best of conditions? The faithful man Job was speaking about waiting in the grave until the time came for God to remember him. He said to Jehovah God "You will call, and I myself shall answer you, for the work of your hands you will have a yearning, and also Jesus Christ promised at John 5:28,29 that those in the memorial tombs will hear Jesus Christ voice and come out. When the enemy death strikes your grief can be great, that is why we wanted to share our hope of the resurrection from the Bible for our dead love ones. May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. Sincerely May 19, 2008
Ana Flores (Knoxville, TN USA)
Sorry to hear of your loss. She always felt like an Aunt to me eventhough she was actually my cousin. You kids were fortunate to have her love for so long. Get in touch with me sometime. Take Care & God bless. Delores Shoopman King May 01, 2008
Delores Shoopman King (Marshall, NC America)
Sorry to hear about you mom and me sometime or come see me.Still love you.Ph # 882-8698 Apr 24, 2008
Jewell Strickland Clinton (Harriman, Tn. )
I am so sorry to hear about Mrs. Strickland. She was a wonderful woman. She was our neighbor on Johnson Rd in Oak Ridge when I was growing up and I went to school with Randy. She was a great friend to both my parents Bob and Marie Johnson. Please know that you all are in my prayers now and in the days ahead. Apr 22, 2008
May Johnson Arrington (Decatur, AL )
My prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. It is very difficult to lose your mother. Myrtle was a wonderful and very loving person. Apr 22, 2008
Sherry (Colyer) Brown (Oliver Springs, )
I am sorry for the loss of your mother, Myrtle. I remember her from my high school days when we used to hang out at her house on Johnson Rd. Eddie and Jimmy were some of my closest friends. You all are in my prayers. Apr 22, 2008
Paula Lyle (Roberts) (Simpsonville, South Carolina )
I'm so sorry to hear about your mother - she had such a friendly smile and always a warm welcome when we ORHS/OSHS teenagers showed up with Eddie & Jimmy to hang out. My thoughts & prayers are with you all. Apr 22, 2008
Theresa Dodd (Holland, Massachusetts USA)
Jack & Linda, I'm so sorry to hear about your Mom. My thoughts & prayers are with you. Apr 21, 2008
Teresa Hall (Oliver Springs, )
I am sorry for your loss but rejoice in the happiness your mother must be feeling in her new home. My prayers are with you all. Becky Russell & Family Apr 21, 2008
Becky Russell (Claxton, Tn usa)
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