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Donald Furkin, 69, Adair County, KY (1945-2015)

He was a native of Sparksville, KY. He was the son of the late Coy & Ruth Coomer Furkin, and the widower of Louise Lawhorn Furkin. He was the patriarch of a highly regarded Adair County family. He leaves 18 direct living descendants. Mr. Furkin was a farmer.
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Donald Furkin, 69 years of Columbia, KY formerly of the Sparksville Community passed away Friday, May 8, 2015 at 4:53pmCT, at the Baptist Health Hospital in Corbin, KY after several weeks illness.

Funeral service will be Monday, May 11, 2015 at 1pmCT, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, with Rev. Steve Bunch officiating. Interment in the Harvey Cemetery near Sparksville, KY. The family request visiting after 9amCT,on Monday at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.

Donald Furkin, 69, Adair County, KY (1945-2015)

He was born June 29, 1945 in Sparksville, KY. He was the son of the late: Coy and Ruth Coomer Furkin of Adair County, KY. He died Friday, May 8, 2015, in Corbin, KY, at the age of 69 years, 10 months, and nine days. He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Lawhorn Furkin on December 21, 1999; by one sister, Darlene Coomer; and four brothers, Maxie Furkin, Calvin Furkin, Darrell Furkin and Ronnie Furkin.

He is survived by the following:
  • Four daughters: Jean Lefaivre & husband Ken of Russell Springs, KY; Connie Bryant & husband Robert of Russell Springs, KY; Donna Price & husband Jim of Jamestown, KY; and Cathy Shelton and husband Tim of Columbia, KY

  • One sister: Lu Ann Janes of Columbia, KY

  • Six grandchildren: Lolita Webb, Amanda Firkins, Jessica Morgan, Kristy McGuffin, Brittany McCormack, Christopher Larguero

  • Eight great grandchildren

  • Several nieces, nephews

  • and a host of friends
Mr. Furkin was a farmer.

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Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY in charge of arrangements.

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