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Mitchell Furkins, 54, Columbia, KY (1964-2018)

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

Michael "Mitchell" Furkins, 54 of Columbia, KY passed away Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 12:10pmCT at his home after several months illness.

The funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 11amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY. Bro. Bob McCann will officiate, and interment will follow in the Furkins Cemetery.

The family request visiting after 4pmCT on Wednesday at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.

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

Mr. Furkins was survived by
  • His wife, Mary Louise Pelston Furkins of Columbia, KY
  • A daughter, Laura Elizabeth Furkins of Columbia, KY
  • A son, Michael Shane Furkins of Columbia, KY
  • Three brothers: Norman Furkins, Patrick Furkins, Dale Furkins all of Columbia, Ky
  • Three sisters: Leona Akin of Columbia, KY, and Charlotte York and Carlotte George, both of Russell Springs, KY
Mitchell was a former logger with Kentucky Tie and Lumber and Whitney & Whitney, and a farmer.

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

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

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

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Grissom-Martin Funeral Home
Located one block off the Square at 200 Campbellsville Street in Columbia, KY.
To reach David and Cathy Martin, phone (270)-384-2149, or e-mail:
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Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home
Established 1922 | 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY 42728 | Jeff Jessie, Owner
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