(LINEVILLE) The funeral for Dennis East, 70, of Lineville was Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021, at 3 p.m. at New Fellowship Baptist Church with Rev. Chris Bain, Bro. Alan Hurst and Rev. Roger Griffith officiating. Burial followed at Lineville City Cemetery.

Mr. East passed away Monday, Nov. 1, at Clay County Hospital.

He was a lifelong resident of Clay County, and after graduating from Lineville High School, attended Southern Union for two years and Jacksonville State University for one year. After his time at JSU, he began working in construction building gas stations. He then started his own constructions business, Dennis East Construction, where he worked as a contractor for 40 years. Mr. East enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and watching Auburn football. He was a member of New Fellowship Baptist Church.

Mr. East is survived by his wife of 17 years, Rozell Yates East of Lineville; daughter, Ramona Diamond (Bradley) of Roanoke; two sons, Richard Forte (Christy) and Robert Forte (Gina), both of

Lineville; seven grandchildren, Kasey Clark (Adam), Kayla Garcia (Jeremy), Benjamin Diamond, Emilee Diamond, Jordan Howard, Colton Diamond (Samantha) and Addison Belcher; eight great-grandchildren, Addison, Evan, Rebekah, Annabelle, Rhett, Charlotte, Dakota and Abigail; sister, Kathy East of McDonough, Ga.; and extended family. He is preceded in death by his parents, Johnny East and Ina Lee McKay East; son, David East; grandson, Trey Young; and sister, Janice Hill.

Active pallbearers were Evan Clark, Bruce Boyd, Ray Headrick, Danny Fincher, Randy Fincher, Ben Diamond, Adam Clark and Jeremy Garcia. Honorary pallbearers were Jerry Harris, Mitchell McKay, Ronnie Kyser, Roger Harris, Bloyce Harris and Dwight McVey.

The family suggests donations be made to Benefield Funeral Home, P.O. Box 100, Lineville, AL 36266 to go towards funeral expenses. Send online condolences to benefieldfuneralhome.com.

Benefield Funeral Home, Lineville.

To send flowers to the family of Dennis East, please visit Tribute Store.