Elaine Gray

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 29, 2008

NEWPORT NEWS—Elaine Gray, died peacefully April 23, 2008, in her home with her family by her side.

She was born in Coeburn, Va., on April 5, 1945, daughter of the late Sam and June Graham.

Mrs. Gray worked for more than 40 years at ‘Monty’s Penguin,’ touching many lives and reluctantly retiring last year due to her struggle with lung cancer.

She has gone to be with her great idol, Dale Earnhardt.

Survivors include her three sons, Ronnie Gray, John Bob Gray and wife Rosemary, and Donnie R. Gray and wife Terry; five grandchildren, Katy, Heather, Kyle, Katie and Brandon; three sisters, Peggy Hobbs, Norma Elliott and husband, Dale and Sue Ferrell and husband Floyd; and three brothers, Jack Graham and wife Mary, Gerald Graham and wife Judy and Darrel Graham and wife Phyllis.

A special thanks goes to her extended family, Bonnie Rice and Carolyn Baldwin, for all their support and love.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Smithfield Baptist Church ‘SBC’ Relay for Life team, 100 Wainwright Drive, Smithfield, VA 23430.

Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.