Greg "Poppy G" East

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Funeral service for Greg "Poppy G" East, 52, will be held today at 1 p.m. at Harmony Congregational Methodist Church with the Rev. Jerry Wiggins, the Rev. Chad Brown, the Rev. Jason Owens and the Rev. Ed Halsey officiating. Burial will follow in the adjoining cemetery with Benefield Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. The family received friends at the funeral home yesterday. Greg celebrated his home going on Sunday, July 31, 2016, at UAB Hospital surrounded by his family. Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Jerolene East, of Wedowee; two daughters, Nicole Gowens (husband, Josh) and Noelle McCain (husband, Colton), both of Woodland; four grandchildren, Paxton Gowens, Parker Gowens, Pazlyn Gowens and Lydia McCain; his parents, Larry and Elaine East, of Bowdon, Ga. and Agatha and Hoyt Gay, of Bowdon, Ga.; one sister, Shelia Ring (husband, Kyle), of Lowell, Ga.; one brother, Michael East, of Ranburne; nieces and nephews, Amanda, Kelli, Shelbi, Danica, Zoe and Tylar. Pallbearers will be Tony Richardson, Quinton Blanks, Dan Huddleston, Clayton Akins, Mike Strunk, Stanley Allen, Wayne Akins and Nathaniel Morrow. Honorary pallbearers will be all Firemen, Colton Thompson, C.J. Burk and all tire company personnel. Greg was born on September 25, 1963, in Carrollton, Ga., to Larry B. East and Agatha Akins Gay. He was a member and deacon at Harmony Congregational Methodist Church, owner of Affordable Tire and Repair in Woodland, Chief of Newell Volunteer Fire Department, and served on the Board of Directors for the Alabama Tire Dealer Association. Greg was preceded in death by many beloved grandparents, aunts and uncles. Memorials may be floral or donations may be made to the Alabama Tire Dealers Association c/o Greg East Memorial Scholarship Fund, 6096 County Road 434, Trinity, AL 35673. Online condolences may be expressed at
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Wedowee, AL 36278
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Published in The Anniston Star on Aug. 3, 2016