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Jean Gray

Jean Gray, 84, of Hayesville, passed away Monday, Feb. 25, 2019 in a Gainesville, Ga. hospital. 

Jean was a native of Atlanta, Ga. and lived in Palm Harbor, Fla. before moving to Hayesville in January 2000. She was a secretary at Curlew Baptist Church in Clearwater, Fla. for 10 years, retiring in 1996. Jean was active in Granny’s Attic Thrift Store and was a member of the Truett Memorial First Baptist Church. 

She was the daughter of the late George Ivey and Emma Ruth Miles Callaway. She was also preceded in death by a son, Christopher Gerald Cook. 

Surviving are her husband, Samuel Dent Gray; a daughter, Sally Ann DiMiceli and husband, Greg, of Pueblo, Colo.; a son, Jeffrey Allan Cook and wife, Kathy, of Hayesville; a sister, Betty Webb, of Roswell, Ga., and six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. 

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 1 in the Truett Memorial First Baptist Church with the Revs. Johnny Foster and Troy Long officiating. The interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Ben Smith, Tommy Evans, Donald Reott, Steven Cook, Greg DiMiceli, John McLaughlin and William Oberhaus. 

The family will receive friends from 12-1:45 p.m. Friday at the Truett Memorial First Baptist Church prior to the services. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in memory of Barbara Jean Gray to the Truett Children’s Home, 75 West Vineyard Lane, Hayesville, NC 28904. 

Ivie Funeral Home, Hayesville: is in charge of arrangements. 

Clay County Progress

Mailing Address: PO Box 483, Hayesville, NC 28904
Physical Address: 43 Main Street, Hayesville, NC 28904
Phone: 828-389-8431
Fax: 828-389-9997