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Elnora Ganey Sneeden, 93, enjoyed watching Wilmington develop

Elnora Ganey Sneeden

WILMINGTON — Elnora Ganey Sneeden, 93, passed peacefully at her home Thursday, May 4, 2017. She was born Oct. 5, 1923, in Leland, N.C., the daughter of the late Edward Armond Ganey and Gretta Mae Russ Ganey.

Her husband, Jack A. Sneeden; son, Jack A Sneeden Jr.; and sisters, Ina Mae Mintz, Vivian Tatum, Paula Sneeden and Audrey Scott preceded her in death.

Elnora was a woman of great compassion, deeply devoted to the First Baptist Church of Wilmington. She loved Wilmington, watching it grow and change, being involved with many events that helped the town develop.

Elnora is survived by her son, Stuart E. Sneeden, and his wife, Melissa H. Sneeden, of Wilmington N.C.; daughter, Gretta S. Bush; three grandchildren, Davey Bush, Daniel Bush and Jessica Bush Murden; three great-grandchildren, Bruce, Alex and Ellie Murden.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, May 8, in Oleander Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Elnora’s memory may be made to the Wilmington Salvation Army, 820 N. 2nd St., P.O. Box 90, Wilmington NC 28402; or the Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.

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