Writer; College instructor. Born– Sunny South, Ala., August 6, 1918. Parents– James Martin and Katherine Morgan. Married– David Strode Akens, August 21, 1953. Education– University of Montevallo, A.B.; University of Alabama, M.A., 1956; attended American University in Washington, D.C. Taught at Huntingdon College, Athens College and the University of Montevallo; served as Dean of Women at Athens College. With her husband founded Strode Publishers. Wrote a regular column for the Clarke County Democrat and for the Mobile Press Register. One short story appeared in Alabama Prize Stories, 1970. Died June 9, 2012.
Who’s Who in Alabama, Vol. 3; Obituary, Huntsville Times, June 11, 2012.
Alabama, Mounds to Missiles. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1962.
Alabama Heritage. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1962.