John Clifford DePriest, 84, of Malden died Wedesday, Dec. 16, 2009, at his residence. He was a veteran and affiliated with the First Southern Baptist Church in Malden.
Born in Truman, Ark. on Feb. 4, 1925, he was the son of the late Grell and Lucy Mae (Ballard) DePriest. On Dec. 8, 1951, in Truman, Ark., he married the former Marie Lorean Gairhan.
Survivors include his wife, Marie DePriest of Malden; one son, Gary DePriest of Malden; one sister, Mary Jean Perry of Bakersville, Calif., and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Jack DePriest, Bob DePriest and Mick DePriest; and one sister, Patti Lu DePriest.
Visitation was held Friday, Dec. 18, at Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden. Graveside services were conducted Saturday, Dec. 19, at the Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemtery in Jonesboro, Ark., with the Rev. Tad Rogers officiating. Bradshaw Funeral Home of Malden was in charge of arrangements.