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"To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heavens"
Ecclesiastes 3:1

James L. Hurns, 54, died on August 6, 2016 in Tulsa, OK. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at New Covenant Fellowship Church in Stillwater. James will be available for viewing on Thursday and Friday at Strode Funeral Home.

James was born on April 22, 1962 to Johnnie and Bernice Hurns in the state of Mississippi. The families were members of the Union Grove M.B. Church for many years. Later the family moved to Chicago, Illinois, where James attended high school. At a young age faith, hard work and the essence of family were instilled into him and it showed evident throughout his adult life.

James united in holy matrimony to Lisa, his soul mate and loving wife, for many years.
James had a love for hunting, fishing, joking and cooking and enjoyed spending time with his
loving family.

James is preceded in death by his father, sister, Marlene Carrena, sister-in-law; Pat, mother and father-in-law; and grandparents.

James leaves behind to cherish his memory a loving wife, Lisa Hurns; sons, James and Daniel; daughters, Lorona and Jazi ; mother; Bernice Brown; two brothers; Lawrence Gates (Tina), Johnnie Hurns (Brenda) and one sister; Florine Ogundipe; sister-in-law; Ann Banks; two grandchildren and one on the way. A host of nieces, nephews and many many friends.

James was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather, son and friend.

Condolences may be emailed to the family and an online obituary may be viewed by visiting www.strodefh.com.
Published on August 10, 2016
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