Gertrude Thomas Strong, 94, Jackson passed away Friday, February 7, at the Kentucky River Medical Center in Jackson. She was the daughter of the late George and Mary Combs Thomas and was the widow of the late Matthew Strong. She was preceded in death by one daughter; Wanda Strong, two grandchildren; Johnna Ruth Spicer, Maurice Strong, and two brothers; Sanford Thomas, Reed Thomas. She attended the Whick Community Church. She is survived by three sons, O.V. (Linda) Strong of Sevierville, TN, Oscar (Connie) Strong of Fayetteville, OH, Larry (Jean) Strong of Whick, KY; four daughters, Alma Jean (Luther) Landrum of Noctor, KY, Mae (David) Combs of Ashland, KY, Becky (Paul) Watkins of Wolverine, KY, Addie (Bill) Landrum of Noctor, KY; eleven grandchildren, thirty great grandchildren, twenty three great great grandchildren. Funeral services Monday, Feb. 10, 1:00 PM at the Breathitt Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Fred Finley officiating. Burial in the Strong Cemetery at Whick. Grandsons served as pallbearers. Breathitt Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.