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William Lee King

(WEDOWEE) The funeral for William Lee King, 73, of Wedowee will be Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, at 1 p.m. at Benefield Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Craig McClure and the Rev. Curtis Spidell officiating. Burial will follow at Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery, Wadley.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday before services begin.

On Sept. 22, 2022, he passed away surrounded by family and friends.

Mr. King was born in Woodbury, Ga., on May 6, 1949, to parents Christine Meriwether, Tommy Lee Bell and John C. Dupree. He lived an adventurous life filled with love and joy. To anyone who met him, he left you feeling that you were his favorite. He loved fishing and spending time with family and friends.

He leaves behind his wife of 25 years, Emma King; five children, William Cox (Patrice Daye), Katosha Richardson, Marvin King, Jerome Wilson and Dwayne Godwin; sisters-in-law, Christine Roundtree, Linda Marable and Joan Knight; four siblings, Dorothy Dupree, Janet Dupree, Deborah Gordan and John Dupree Jr.; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, 14 nieces and nephews, a host of great-nieces and -nephews; and special friends, Otis, William “Pee-Wee” and Tyrone. He joins in death his parents; sisters, Josephine Dell and Dorothy Ann Dupree; and brother, Grady Lee Dupree.

Pallbearers will be Dexter Gordon, Wesley Gordon, Tay Dupree, Tyrone Rutlin and William Patterson.

Memorials may be floral. Online condolences may be expressed at

Benefield Funeral Home, Wedowee.

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