Ronnie Furkin, 60


Ronnie Furkin, 60, of Columbia, passed away Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012 at Westlake Regional Hospital after several weeks illness.

He was born on March 12, 1952, in Adair County and was the son of the late Coy and Ruth Coomer Furkin.

He is survived by his wife Edith Parrish Furkin of Columbia; one son, Steven Furkin of Columbia; three daughters, Jennifer Branham and her husband Brandon of Columbia, Nevaeh Barrett of Columbia and Carla Burns and her husband Dennis of Winchester, Tenn.; one brother, Donald Furkin of Columbia; one sister, LuAnne Janes of Columbia; his nieces and nephews, Megan Janes, James Furkin, Tabatha Furkin, Darren Furkin, Bridgette Lester, Kim Hadley, Connie Lawhorn, Donna Sue Furkin, Kathy Shelton and Jean LeFaivre.

A host of other relatives and friends also survive.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, James Vaughn in 2008.

Ronnie attended New Hope Separate Baptist Church.

Funeral service was Wednesday, Sept. 26 at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. David Coffey officiating with interment in Harvey Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Norman Furkin, Steve England, Ricky Kerns, Jeffrey Coffey, Billy Fudge and Robert Ace Patteron.

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements. Please visit

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