Rev. Paul Dupree
January 16, 2021
Rev. Paul Whitfield Dupree, 76, of Albany went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, December 30, 2020.
The family will host a memorial service at a later date.
Rev. Dupree was born June 15, 1944, in Pinehurst, Georgia to the late Jack and Pauline Dupree. He proudly served our country in the United States Air Force and later followed his calling into the ministry as a pastor in The United Methodist Church. In 1971, he was appointed to the South Georgia Conference and with his wife Carol by his side, served in Kite, Lake Park, Bemiss, Albany, Columbus, Cairo, Vidalia and Kingsland. He served as the Conference Mission’s Secretary for 9 years and was appointed as the Conference Director of Missions. Rev. Dupree was the first appointed Evangelist in the South Georgia Conference.
After retiring in 2009, and a few years of traveling to see America, Bro. Paul and “Miss Carol” still felt a call to continue serving the Lord. Because of his love of horses and all things western, they started a cowboy church called the King’s Pasture in Kingsland, Ga.
They later returned to Albany to be closer to family and attended Christ United Methodist Church where Bro. Paul taught Bible classes and posted sermons on YouTube.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 56 years, Carol Dupree of Albany; 4 children, Donna Cason of Albany, Steven (Amy) Dupree of Dawsonville, Jacquyline McLemore (Stacy) of Warner Robins, and Susie Jester (Ben) of Cairo; grandchildren, James Cason (Brittany), Addie Huthwaite, Cosette Huthwaite, Hanna Eby (Kody), Marshall McLemore, Olivia McLemore, Keegan McLemore, Caroline White, Caleb White, Coen Jester; great-grandchild Kaden Eby; and a host of extended family and friends.
Hall and Hall Funeral Home was given the honor to serve the Dupree family.