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Services are held for John DePriest




Funeral services for John Carlos DePriest, 76, were held June 13 at the Burdine Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in the Vanover Cemetery in Burdine.

A son of the late Carl and Velva DePriest, and a fatherin law of the late Paul Allen Sanders, he was a founder of the Burdine Christian School, where he served as principal. He died in Versailles on June 10.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in the Korean War.

Surviving are his wife, Marilyn DePriest; a son, Paul DePriest and wife Cathy; four daughters, Cindy Sanders, Debbie Lucas and husband Tim, Mindy Kiser and husband Delbert, and Melanie Caudill and husband Chris; three brothers, Jack DePriest and wife Audrey, Sam DePriest and wife Vivian, and Joe DePriest and wife Brenda; a sister, Alice Stallard and husband Jim; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.


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