Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 2, 2010

ONA, W.Va. — Stephen Merle DePriest, 59, of Ona, passed away Monday, Aug. 30, 2010, in Columbus. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at New Life Church by Dr. Darrell Huffman. Burial will be in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. He was born Oct. 12, 1950, in Ironton, a son of the late Elza and Reba M. Triplett DePriest. He is survived by his wife, Crystal Holley DePriest; one daughter, Stacy Lynn Frederick, of Waverly; one son, William Scott DePriest, of Proctorville; stepdaughter, Catrina Collins of Ona; stepson, Curtis Collins of Ona; two sisters, Sue Deeds of Westerville and Janice Burchett of Rush, Ky.; two brothers, Thomas DePriest of Oil City, Pa. and William DePriest of Ashland, Ky.; and nine grandchildren.
Visitation will be today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville, and after 12 Friday at the church. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at Memorial contributions may be made to The James Cancer Center, Ohio State University, 300 West 10th Ave., Columbus, OH 43210.

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