James Allen Hurley

March 16, 1974 ~ January 26, 2022 (age 47)


It is with great sadness to announce the passing of James Allen Hurley, 47 of Stopover, Ky.  He passed away in South Williamson at Tug Valley ARH.  James was born on March 16, 1974, to the late James Woodson Hurley and Carol Prater.  He is also preceded in death by two sisters, Rebecca Estep, and Angela Ray.  Grandmother, Edith Daugherty.  Grandfather, Samuel Hurley and Fonso Daugherty.  Aunt, Ella Hurley and Uncle, Carl (Cob) Hamilton.  Several cousins, Shane and Jeffery Hurley, Michelle Daniels, and Charles Hamilton.  Also, his great grandparents. 


James was an avid hunter and fisherman.  He had many hobbies that he enjoyed.  Playing ball and cards was an absolute favorite.  He loved watching tv, especially scary movies.  Michael Myers was his favorite actor.  James loved the outdoors.  He enjoyed sitting on the porch and watching kids ride their bikes and playing ball with them.   


Those left to mourn his passing include his cousin Melissa Adkins.  She considered him as her very own.  She was his care giver for 17 years.  Melissa’s son, Jimmy Adkins grew up with him and thinks of him as his brother.  Several helped care for James.  Bennett Garvin, Jimmy and Brittany Adkins and their children, Braydyn, Kyler, and Brooklyn.  One brother, Mark Hurley.  Two sisters, Sabrina May, and Samantha Hardin.  Stepbrother, Eric Hurley, Stepmother, Kathy Carte.  His uncles, Samuel, Tommy, and Billy Joe Hurley.  Aunts, Sadie Hurley, Betty Lee Robinette, Amy Hurley and Rosalee Maynard.  Cousins, Sarah, Joe and Lisa Farley, Kim Hurley, Tiffany, and Charles Hurley, Jc, Ellen, Ro, and Jerome Adkins, Tammy (Ronnie) Rayburn, Jessica Coleman, Tommy Stiltner, Zack Avina, Kosmo Cline, Johnny Adkins, Misty Lester and her kids, Peyton, Emily and Todd Lester, Rudy and Benji Maynard, Tina and Thurman, Brittany, and Travis.   Nieces and Nephews, Kirstian Hurley, Kailey Cox Hurley, McKenna Cox, Brooklyn Dotson, Breanna May, Chad Prater and Chase Howell.  James had a host of friends and extended family that will sadly miss his presence. 


The family will begin receiving friends from 6-9:00 P.M. at the Jones & West Chapel in Phelps, Ky on January 29th & 30th, 2022.  Special Services at 7:00 P.M. with Pastor Benny Freeman officiating.  Funeral Services will begin at 1:00 P.M., Monday January 31, 2022, in the chapel.  Interment will follow at the Hurley home family cemetery in Stopover, Ky.  Friends and Family will serve as Pallbearers.  Arrangements are under the direction of Jones & West Funeral Home in Phelps, Ky.  Our guestbook may be signed at

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January 29, 2022

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Jones & West Funeral Home
37035 State Highway 194 E
Phelps, KY 41553

Funeral Service
January 31, 2022

1:00 PM
Jones & West Funeral Home
37035 State Highway 194 E
Phelps, KY 41553

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