Walter Lee Dupree departed his earthly life on October 26, 2013. He was born to the late Annie Katherine Sutton-Harrell and Eddie Dupree on August 19, 1958. He was preceded in death by one brother, Earl Sutton and two sisters, Kathy Sutton and Patricia Ann Woodard.
Walter attended Telfair County High School in McRae. He loved the Lord and always gave you a word of wisdom whenever you were in his presence. Walter attended New Jerusalem Church in Baxley where Pastor Sarah Mims is the pastor and where he was a deacon in the church.
He is survived by one sister, Carla C. Williams of Baxley; two brothers, Jessie Sutton of Baxley and Raymond Sutton, Jr. of Milan; one son, Jeremiah Butler of McRae; a special aunt, Mattie Rushing of Milan; two special nieces, Lavern Mims and Sharon Mims, both of Baxley and special nephew, Scotty Drake of Eastman;special friends, Juwanna Butler of McRae,Brother Tracy Parrish and Sister Sharon Gibson-Calhoun, both of Baxley. He also leaves special stepchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 2 at New Jerusalem Church, 72 MLK Avenue in Baxley, with Pastor Sarah R. Mims officiating. Interment followed in Mt. Annis Baptist Church Cemetery in Eastman.
Active pallbearers were Scotty Drake, Deacon Kevin Ryals, Deacon Tommy Beard, Brother Anthony Jackson, James Harrell, and Joseph Rushing, Jr.
Honorary pallbearers were Deacon Melvin Mims, Sr., Brother Tracey Parrish, Brother Andrew Wright, Brother Jarvis Mims, Elder Steve Crayton and Dewayne Patterson.
Musical selections were rendered by the New Jerusalem Choir and the Anointed Mims Singers.
Arrangements were under the direction of Brown Funeral Home.