It is with utmost sadness and regret that I notify you of the passing of Peggy B. Deans, former Clerk of Court of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. Ms. Deans was killed in an automobile accident on Friday, April 3, 2015. Ms. Deans served as the court’s first Clerk of Court, working with the court from 1975 until 2009, when she retired to spend time with her beloved husband, Ken, her son and daughter-in-law, Ken, Jr. and Amy, and her precious grandson, Tripp.
Peggy was instrumental in bringing the court into the technological age by implementing electronic record-keeping, electronic filing, and supporting Judge Leonard’s CourtSpeak project, advancing these initiatives well in advance of their national adoption. Peggy was also involved in numerous projects with the Administrative Office of the Courts throughout her career.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. Once finalized, they will be posted on the court’s website.
Clerk of Court