Marsh pleaded guilty to 787 counts — 122 counts of burial service fraud, 439 counts of theft, 179 counts of abuse of a corpse and 47 counts of making false statements — in 2004, after authorities found 334 bodies around his property.
He was supposed to have cremated the bodies, but instead left them in various places.
Marsh attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga as an undergrad.
A scholarship helped Marsh pay for 50 percent of graduate school, Poston said. Marsh’s family paid for the rest, he said.
Covington Theological Seminary was established in Florida in 1977, moved to Rossville in 1980 and then relocated to Fort Oglethorpe in 1985.
It is accredited by the Accrediting Commission International, which works with “non-government regulated schools, colleges and theological seminaries,” it states at accreditnow.com.
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