Richard Petty's mother, wife of Lee Petty, dies

Updated: January 9, 2006, 2:51 PM ET
Associated Press

Elizabeth Toomes Petty, the wife of NASCAR champion Lee Petty and mother of NASCAR champion Richard Petty, has died at the age of 88.

She is survived by sons Richard and Maurice, as well as nine grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, one great grandchild, two sisters and two brothers.

Elizabeth Petty died Sunday morning. Private services are being held.

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