Elinor Dean Gray Johnsey

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    - Cindy Coble
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    - Shelia Stroud
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LELAND - Elinor Dean Gray Johnsey, 88, of Leland, N.C., formerly of Kinston, passed away on Monday, May 6, 2013. Born in Lenoir County on October 22, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Eunice Cunningham Gray. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Cecil "Steve" Johnsey. Dean attended Greensboro College and was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church. Survivors include her daughter, Dr. Dean Johnsey "Deedi" Swart and husband Charles, of Leland; son C. Gray Johnsey and wife Betty, of Kinston; grandchildren Elinor J. Foy and husband Charles, of Raleigh, C. Gray Johnsey Jr. and fiancée Miranda Fluharty, of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Stephen R. Peterson and fiancée Ashley Farber, of Portland, Ore., R. Johnsey "Jack" Peterson and wife Isabel, of Long Beach, Calif., and Henry O. "Pete" Peterson IV of Greenville; and great-grandchild, Charles Campbell Foy of Raleigh. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 11, 2013, at St. John's Episcopal Church, 1219 Forest Hills Drive, Wilmington, N.C. with The Reverend Dr. Thomas C. Barnett officiating. The family will receive friends in the Parish Hall following the service. A private burial will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be sent to howardandcarter.com. Howard-Carter Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Sign the guest book at Kinston.com. (Paid obituary)

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Published in Free Press from May 8 to May 11, 2013