Naming senior center for Furlow appropriate move

Published 6:00 am Monday, December 14, 2009

From his work with the Exchange Club to the Ole Brook Festivalto his job with the city, Jimmy Furlow was an active agent for thebetterment of Brookhaven and its citizens of all ages.

Soon, the city departmental coordinator’s dedication to hiscommunity will be memorialized with the opening of the Jimmy FurlowSenior Citizen Center. City officials opted to name the facilityafter Furlow, who died in a dozer accident in 2005 at the citylandfill.

Due to a few weather delays, the senior center is on track toopen shortly after the start of the new year. It will be a placewhere senior citizens can gather to enjoy recreational activities,learn about programs to assist them and generally enjoy eachother’s company.

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Furlow cared for and hoped for the best for everyone he met, andsenior citizens held a special place in his heart. Naming thecenter in his honor is an entirely fitting tribute for a man whocared so much for his community and its people.