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Michael Furkins

Michael “Mitchell” Furkins, 54, of Columbia, Kentucky, passed away Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 12:10 PM at his home after several months illness.

He was born July 6, 1964 in Glasgow, Kentucky, the son of the late Ural Ray Furkins and Artie Marie Pelston Furkins. He was also preceded in death by two sisters: Della Mae Mendoza and Joyce Janes.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Louise Pelston Furkins, of Columbia; one daughter, Laura Elizabeth Furkins, of Columbia; and a son, Michael Shane Furkins, of Columbia; three brothers, Norman Furkins, Patrick Furkins, Dale Furkins, all of Columbia; and three sisters, Leona Akin, of Columbia, Charlotte York, and Carlotte George, both of Russell Springs, Kentucky.

Mitchell was a former logger with Kentucky Tie and Lumber and Whitney & Whitney, and a farmer.

The funeral service will be Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home. 

The clergy officiating is Bro. Bob McCann. Interment will be in the Furkins Cemetery.

The family requests visiting after 4:00 PM on Wednesday at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.

Pallbearers are Barry Furkins, Earl Gregory, Johnathan Gregory, Sherman Green, Benjamin Paver, and Walter Pelston.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation toward the funeral expenses and may be left at the funeral home.