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James Edward (Jim) Furkins, 78, Smiths Grove, KY (1942-2020)

James Edward "Jim" Furkins of Smiths Grove passed away on April 21, 2020. He was 78 years old.

There will be a private service on Thursday at the Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, with burial in the Fudge Cemetery. Please take a moment to sign the online Guestbook at

James Edward "Jim" Furkins, 78, of Smiths Grove, KY died Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at the Bowling Green Commonwealth Regional Specialty Hospital in Bowling Green, KY. Born February 10, 1942, in Cumberland County, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Luster Ray and Hazel Lacy Furkins.

Jim was a member of the Samson St. Church of God in Glasgow, KY.

Survivors include his brother Harry Furkins of Antioch, TN; special friends and caregiver Sue Davis and family and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by four brothers Marshall, Overton, Robert, Kyle and Barry Furkins and a sister Jo Ann Smith.

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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James Edward (Jim) Furkins, 78, Smiths Grove, KY (1942-2020)

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