NEWPORT NEWS - Elaine Gray passed away peacefully on Wednesday, 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. Elaine worked for over 40 years at 'Monty's Penguin,' touching many lives and reluctantly retiring last year due to her struggle with lung cancer. Elaine has gone to be with her great idol, Dale Earnhardt.
She is survived by 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, Darrel Graham and wife, Phyllis.
A special thanks goes to her extended family, Bonnie Rice and Carolyn Baldwin, for all their support and love.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 25, at Peninsula Funeral Home.
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. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.
Published by Daily Press from Apr. 24 to Apr. 25, 2008.