Obituaries for March 13, 2013

Mar. 12, 2013 @ 06:26 PM

Kathleen Henry

Kathleen M. Henry, 89, of Lenoir passed away Monday, March 11, 2013, at Shaire Center.

Mrs. Henry was born in Columbus, Ga., to the late Robert Hood and Myrtle Causby Hood. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William J. Henry, and her daughter, Diana Obrien.

She retired after 30 years from a medical service in hematology. She took Tae Kwan Do for 10 years and received her black belt at the age of 81. She also enjoyed line dancing and ballroom dancing and oil painting and was a member of the Lenoir Senoir Center.

She is survived by her son, Daniel “Buzz” Salway of Lenoir.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, March 14, in Pendry’s Chapel at 5 p.m. with Mr. Michael Logan speaking.

The family requests that memorials be made to Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood St., Lenoir, NC 28645.

Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home and Crematory is honored to be serving the family of Kathleen M. Henry.

Online condolences may be placed at www.pendrysfuneralhome.com

David Childers

David Harris Childers, 75, of Benfield Place, Lenoir, died Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at Burke Hospice and Palliative Care. He was born May 8, 1937, in Grundy County, Tenn., to the late William Rufus and Lily May Woodley Childers. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by wife Betty Louise Keever Childers and wife Betty Sue McClung Childers; a brother, Gordon Childers; a sister, Inez Bouldin; and a son-in-law, John David Miller.

Mr. Childers was retired from Caldwell County Animal Control and attended Lenoir Church of Christ.

Survivors include one son, Paul Childers and fiancée Belinda Greene of Lenoir; one daughter, Manuela Childers Miller of Lenoir; two stepsons, Daniel Maxon and fiancée Ashley Renfro of Burnsville, and David Andrew Maxon of Lenoir; one stepdaughter, Michelle Luther and fiancé Chris Huscusson of Concord; and two step-grandchildren, Courtney Huscusson and Logan Brice Maxon.

All services will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Burke Hospice and Palliative Care, 1721 Enon Road, Valdese, NC 28690.

Online condolences may be left at www.greer-mcelveenfuneralhome.com.

Greer-McElveen Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

Bob Hauss

Robert M. (Bob) Hauss passed away Monday, March 11, 2013, at Catawba Regional Hospice. He was born Aug. 25, 1930, to the late Rev. Rufus M. Hauss and Louise Bumgardner Hauss. He was also preceded in death by his twin brother, George Thomas Hauss.

Bob, as everyone called him, was born in Badin, and being that his father was a Methodist minister had lived in Winston-Salem, Candler, Greensboro, Ramseur and Shelby. He finished Shelby High School and attended Brevard College. He served in the Army in the Medical Corps for two years. After service he moved back to Shelby, and then moved to Lenoir in 1952. He worked for Pendry’s Funeral Home for six years, after which he served Lenoir on the police department for six years. He then worked for Barringer Oil Company and Midstate Oil Jobbers Management Institute for 11 years. He served on the education committee of N.C. Oil Jobbers. He also was a former president of the Caldwell County Oil Jobbers.

Bob loved sports and served the Lenoir High School Athletic Association as its president for two years. He was a member of the Chain Crew for three years at Lenoir High School and moved to West Caldwell High School for a number of years, after which he did the stats. He was a former umpire of the Lenoir Little League and served as its safety officer. He was the co-tournament director for years for the Semi-Pro Baseball League and served on the board of Lenoir Oilers Baseball Team. He has served as the tournament director of Holiday Foods, and Citgo golf tournament over the years and has helped raise over $200,000 for muscular dystrophy.

Bob also belonged to the Lenoir Optimist Club, where he served as secretary-treasurer, former president, member of the board of directors, and on various committees in the club. He has served the North Carolina District as a lieutenant governor twice and served on numerous state committees. Bob served as governor of the North Carolina West District during the year 1884-85. He has taught classes on the International Level and served as a member of the Rules Committees for Optimist International and was an Optimist International Foundation representative. He has attended numerous International Conventions. He was elected as a charter member of the North Carolina West’s Optimist District Hall of Fame. He is a member of St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church where he has served as choir director, member of the choir, chairman and member of the church council, Sunday School teacher, and has served on various other committees.

Bob served on the board of directors of Foothills Performing Arts as member and chairman. He performed in 28 productions and was honored with the Doug Carter Award.

Bob's community activities were numerous. He loved to play Santa Claus and did so for years for schools and other organizations. He loved the smiles from the children and the excitement they displayed. Bob was a member of the Caldwell Men’s Chorus and a member of the Lenoir Golf Club, where he served on its board and was their President for two years. Bob was awarded the Lenoir’s Man of the Year by the Caldwell County Chamber of Commerce in 1999. He also served the Celebration of Life for 14 years as its emcee for the Caldwell County Social Service Department.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Betty Louise Lingle Hauss of the home; one daughter, Cynthia Carol Hauss of Lenoir; one son, Robert Eric Hauss and wife Audrey of Claremont; one grandson, Graham Travis Hauss of Charlotte; one step-granddaughter, Anna Rockett of Charleston, S.C.; and one step-grandson, Russell Rockett of Charleston, S.C.; and an AFS daughter, Juanita Chavez Mata and husband Carlos of San Jose, Costa Rica. He is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service will be held at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church on Thursday, March 14, at 3 p.m. A reception will immediately follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to: St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 1406 Harper Ave. NW, Lenoir, NC 28645; and Lenoir Optimist Club Activities Fund, P.O. Box 413, Lenoir, NC 28645.

Online condolences may be sent to the Hauss Family at www.evansfuneralservice.com

Evans Funeral Service & Crematory of Lenoir is serving the Hauss Family.

Steven Robbins

Steven Arthur Robbins, 60, of Clemmons passed away March 10, 2013, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

He was born Nov. 20, 1952, in Lewisburg, Pa., a son of Robert E. and Grace Kratzer Robbins. He married Dela Hoppenstand.

He graduated from Hudson High School in 1970 and graduated with a BS from the University of West Florida.

Surviving are two children, Nathan Robbins of Clemmons, and Diana Robbins of Winston-Salem; his mother, Grace Robbins of Pennsylvania; former wife, Dela Robbins of Clemmons; his siblings, Clifford (Delores) Robbins, Sherri (Carl) Burchet, and Eddie Robbins; and several loved nieces, nephews, and extended family.

He is preceded in death by his father.

Steven worked as a systems analyst for Wells Fargo in Winston Salem.

He was a loving father and loved riding motorcycles.

A memorial service will be at 5 p.m. Friday, March 15, at Frank Vogler and Sons Clemmons Chapel in Clemmons.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.frankvoglerandsons.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Enrichment Center, an affiliated chapter of The Arc 1006 S. Marshall St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101.

Flossie Lindsey

Flossie Mae Jane Gibbs Lindsey of Lenoir answered the call of the Lord Friday, March 8, 2013.

She was born Dec. 24, 1919, in Maiden to the late Bearie Doc McKinley Gibbs and the late Leddie Mae Ramseur. In addition to her parents, her husband, James Ed Lindsey; and grandsons, Billy McKinley Gibbs Jr., Mark Anthony Gibbs and Antonio D. Moore preceded her in death.

Lovingly called Moma Flossie by everyone, especially the Harpertown Community, she loved and cared for all people. She spent her fun time fishing with family and friends.

Survivors include her son, Billy McKinley Gibbs of Lenoir, and a grand host of loving family members and cherished friends.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 14, at 2 p.m. at First Church of God with the Revs. Jerome Pearson, James Wilfong, Mitchell Brittain, and Jewel Patterson officiating.

The family will receive friends from 1-1:55 p.m. at the church prior to the services.

Burial will follow services at Harpertown Community Cemetery.

Ebony Funeral Services of Lenoir is assisting the family. em2ebony@att.net

Madge McCracken

Madge N. McCracken, 69, of Yadkin View Drive, Lenoir, died Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at the residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Greer-McElveen Funeral Home and Crematory.

Robin Prestwood

Robin Elaine Holt Prestwood, 56, of Hickory Nut Ridge Road, Hudson, died Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care-Hudson. She was born June 18, 1956, in Catawba County to the late Tim and Pauline Brinkley Holt.

Mrs. Prestwood was a certified nursing assistant at Caldwell Memorial Hospital before her extensive illness. She was a member of Mount Grove Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Don Prestwood of the home; one son, Norman Prestwood of Hudson; and two sisters, Vickie Deal of Sawmills and Linda Lyda of Granite Falls.

Celebration of Life service will be held Wednesday, March 13, at 1 p.m. at Greer-McElveen Funeral Home Chapel conducted by the Rev. Allen Sumlin.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood St., Lenoir, N.C. 28645.

Online condolences may be left at www.greer-mcelveenfuneralhome.com. Greer-McElveen Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

Sammie Edmisten

Samuel “Sammie” S. Edmisten Jr.,  70, passed away on Monday, March 11, 2013, at Caldwell Memorial Hospital. Sammy was born in Caldwell County on Oct. 26, 1942, to the late Samuel Sylvester Edmisten Sr. and Lavada Clark Edmisten. He was married to Teresa Laws Edmisten, of the residence, for more than 47 years.

Sammie was the recipient of the citizenship award of the 1961 graduating class of Happy Valley High School. He later attended Appalachian State University. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and did a tour of duty in Vietnam from 1966 to 1968 with the 1st Marine Division Da Nang. He retired from Broyhill Furniture with 40 years of service, having worked 20 years as a maintenance supervisor. Sammie was a member of the John E. Ferguson attachment with the Marine Corps League and served as Toys for Tots chairman. He was a member of a Lower Creek Baptist Church where he served as Sunday School Director for 30 years.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, Sam Edmisten III; daughter, Shari Edmisten Crabtree and husband Nathan; mother-in-law, Eulene Laws; sisters, Dana Storie and husband Harvey, Melinda Crisp, Jonnie Laws, Renae Munday and husband Joe; grandchildren, Ashlin Edmisten Clawson and husband Matt, Kenzie Edmisten, Clare Crabtree, Teresa “Tess" Crabtree, Samantha Crabtree; great-grandson, Sam Clawson; and two nephews and one niece.

A memorial service will be held at Lower Creek Baptist Church on Wednesday, March 13, at 2 p.m.

The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 prior to the service.

The family would like to express their sincere thanks for the following for their warm acts of kindness during Sammie’s illness: Caldwell EMT’s, Caldwell Memorial Hospital; Catawba Valley Medical Center; Carolina Oncology; Piedmont Cardiology; and Hickory Gastroenterology.

The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be sent to: Toys for Tots, Caldwell County, NC, 18251 Quantico Gateway Drive, Triangle, VA 22172-1776; Lower Creek Baptist Church Scholarship Fund, 633 Lower Creek Drive, Lenoir, NC 28645; or, Northminster Presbyterian Music Fund, 3730 N. Center Street, Hickory, NC 28601.

Online condolences may be sent to the Edmisten Family at www.evansfuneralservice.com

Evans Funeral Service & Crematory of Lenoir is serving the Edmisten Family.

Helen Hawkins

Helen R. Hawkins, 71, of Lenoir died Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at Caldwell Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Greer-McElveen Funeral Home and Crematory.