Obituaries for the week of Sept. 16
Published 12:53 am Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Jane Hunter Harris Barnhill
Jane Hunter Harris Barnhill, 52, of Clemmons, went home to be with the Lord on Sept. 1, 2021, following a seven-and-a-half-year long battle with ovarian cancer. She passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by the love of her family and close friends. She was born Aug. 14, 1969, in Union County, S.C., to the late Hunter Sells Harris Jr. and the late Anna Ruth Roberts Harris. She graduated from Clemson University where she received her bachelor’s degree in parks, recreation, and tourism management in 1991. She was a devout Tiger football fan and is known for her tailgates. Barnhill worked at Clemmons Moravian Church Preschool for many years before her illness began. It suited her servant’s heart and her love for children and people. She was also extremely involved in her children’s sports and school activities and was always present at each and every game or activity. Barnhill was a light in every sense of the word and had the ability to make anyone laugh or smile. She loved her family hard and they were her entire world. She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Mark Barnhill, and her children, Nancy Hunter Barnhill Sparks (Josh) and Preston Barnhill, all of Clemmons, and their beloved Yorkie, Mack, and granddogs, Tilly and Bowman. She is also survived by her brother, Hunter Harris (Perry) of Summerville; nieces, Ana Hill (Jade) of Summerville and Jane Palmer Northrop (Parker) of Washington state. Loving mother-in-law, Shelba Barnhill (wife of the late Conrad Barnhill) of Gaffney, S.C.; sister-in-law, Lisa Barnhill Philips (Robert); brother-in-law, Kristopher Conrad “KC” Barnhill (April); nieces and nephews, Will Philips, Charlie Barnhill, Conrad Barnhill, and Collin Barnhill, all of Gaffney, S.C., and many other loving family and friends who know how special they are to her. The family would like to thank the Novant Health Derrick L. Davis Cancer Institute and Trellis Supportive Care for their excellent care and kindness throughout the years of Barnhill’s fight. A memorial service was held Saturday, Sept. 11 at 3 p.m. at Frank Vogler & Sons in Clemmons. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance “OCRA” which can be found at ocrahope.org.
Sue Martin Keiger East
Mrs. Sue Martin Keiger East, 85, of Clemmons, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021, at Forsyth Medical Center after a long-fought battle with cancer. She was born on May 12, 1936, in Forsyth County to the late Luther Kiger and Faye Mitchell Kiger. Affectionately referred to as “Nanny” by her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, East was a master home cook with lots of love for her large family and many friends. She enjoyed spring flowers in her many planters, the music of Elvis Presley, any sweet treat and visits from her hummingbirds. Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Ray East; daughter, Mitzi Kaye East and four sisters. She is survived by five children, Bobbie Sue East, Teresa Dapolito (Butch), Sandi Krantz (Jeff), Lori Certain (Joe) and Joe East (Jackie); 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Her love and light will be missed by all. A celebration of life service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 17, at Mount Carmel United Methodist Church, 4265 Ebert Road in Winston-Salem. Following the service, the family will receive friends at Shallowford Square, 6555 Shallowford Road in Lewisville.
Susan Richardson Fleming
Susan Richardson Fleming, 69, passed away peacefully at her home on Sept. 3, 2021. She was born on Nov. 17, 1951, to the late Reba Bennett and Thomas Elton Richardson in Danville, Virginia. As a child, she worked on the family farm and attended schools in the Danville area. She graduated from Dan River High School in 1970, then attended Averett University in hopes of becoming a teacher. On Sept. 7, 1974, she married David Fleming. She served as a substitute teacher in the Forsyth County School System for a few years, then volunteered at Southwest Elementary School as her children were growing up. She attended Forsyth Technical Community College, earning a degree in management information systems. She was a receptionist at the Old Hickory Council of the Boy Scouts of America for a few years and was a receptionist at the former Elder Law Clinic at Baptist Hospital. Fleming became a den leader for Cub Scout Pack 731 in Clemmons in 1987 and became Cubmaster in 1990 until 1994 and has served on the pack committee until she passed. She served on the Salem and later the Wachovia districts of the Old Hickory Council, heading the Salem District Cub Scout day camp during the 1990s and as a unit commissioner until she passed. In 1997, she was awarded the Salem District Award of Merit for her service. In her free time she was an avid reader, especially Harlequin Romance novels and watching movies on the Hallmark channel. She is survived by her husband David Fleming, sons David Fleming Jr., Michael Fleming (Amber) and daughter Lori Bernstein (Christopher). She had four grandchildren, Abigail, Mary, Jack and Reba. She also is survived by a brother, Robert Richardson, and sisters Betty Jane Robinson and Diane Waters. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Old Hickory Council of the Boy Scouts of America, 6600 Silas Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC 27106. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
David Herbert Hauser
David Herbert Hauser passed away peacefully Sept 9, 2021, from Parkinson’s disease under the tender care of his wife and in the company of close family. Just two months prior, David was enjoying his “chore” of yard mowing. Grinning from ear to ear on his new orange Kubota tractor, he was recognized by neighbors many yards away. Condolences poured in from family and the community as they shared fond memories of Hauser’s kindness, generosity and helpful demeanor. He emulated the ideal citizen of the Clemmons community of which he was so proud.
Born to Herbert and Kathlyn Hauser on Feb. 28, 1945, in Baltimore, Maryland, Hauser grew up in Winston-Salem, graduating from R.J. Reynolds High School. Attending N.C. State engineering school led to a stint being a VISTA volunteer working with residents of Iowa. Later, he served in the U.S. Army as he fought in the Vietnam War with his weapon, a camera, and writing for the Red Catcher. Hauser had a knack for photography and writing that he turned into employment as he became the associate editor of the local Clemmons Courier newspaper.
Never turning down a free meal, Hauser accepted an invitation from a neighbor where he met a girl from Ohio — Vicki. She married the “mustache phase” of Hauser in 1975, citing being allured by his southern charm.
Hauser found his entrepreneurial spirit having two businesses to run by 1999. Hauser Publications (printing), and Tarheel Roller & Brayer (letterpress/roller making) were also his hobbies, sharing his design skills and preserving history. This energy extended into his leadership of the Clemmons Historical Society, contributing to the official Clemmons history book, and achieving “member of the year 2015” in the Clemmons Civic Club. The annual pancake breakfast was a highlight for Hauser who never knew a stranger in the community that he valued so much.
A dedicated member of the Clemmons United Methodist Church and the Methodist men’s group, Hauser sustained his work for the community through his faith. A regular usher and speaker, Hauser was always keen on the popcorn shrimp special on Sundays after service.
Hauser is survived by his wife, Vicki, of 46 years; sister, Pam McNeill (John); daughter, Beth Barrington (Adam); son, Brent Hauser (Jillian), five grandchildren, Remy and Hugh Barrington, Henry, Clark, and Lucia Hauser; aunt, Virginia Rutledge Nelson; and many nieces, nephews and cousins whom Hauser always appreciated the company of. Being self-employed enabled him to enjoy a broad range of small things in life: fishing with his young children, taking them to Tanglewood, playing catch, sledding in the snow, vegetable gardening, woodworking and collecting informative books. Sharing his pleasure in trains through model railroading and visits to Spencer were cherished family memories. He enjoyed being a regular at his favorite Biscuitville, leveraging that senior coffee before the daily ritual to the YMCA to walk and talk in circles, both literally and figuratively, on the “track of life” with anyone who would listen.
Hauser’s “Grandpa” years included the perfect “granddaughter on a tree swing at sunset” moments, as well as reading Dr. Seuss to his grandsons. He offered his favorite lemon Oreos while announcing various life wisdoms like “enjoy eating while you can” and always giving his toothy grin when sharing the latest “good gracious!” moment to us all. “Well, we love you!” was always the parting sentiment his kids heard backing out of the driveway.
The family extends immense gratitude to the wonderful care and support given to David and Vicki by the employees of Trellis Hospice Care during the final days of his life, as well as the members of Clemmons United Methodist, and his friends and neighbors.
A memorial service to celebrate Hauser’s life is planned at a later date when COVID-19 is less extensive. To request more information or send condolences, email email@example.com.
Memorial donations may be made to Clemmons United Methodist Church, 3700 Clemmons Road, Clemmons NC, 27012, or to Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103. You may also honor Hauser by following his unspoken golden rule to “treat others as you want to be treated.”
Howard Cadle Johnson
Howard Cadle Johnson was welcomed home by the Lord on Sept. 8, 2021. His body and mind were weary, but he has now been restored and blessed with eternal life.
Cadle was born on April 24, 1938, in Shoal, Kentucky, to Virgie Bowling and Kelly Johnson with the help of a frontier nurse in the mountains of eastern Kentucky.
Cadle was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings, Lois Jean, Bert, Kelly, and Amy Lou. He is survived by his loving, caring wife of 42 years, Carol Fouts-Johnson; son, Terry Johnson (Kellie); sister, Chloe Becker (Bill); sister-in-laws, Esther Johnson and Linda Johnson; brother-in-law, Bill Fiedler; and many family members including his furry companions, Bella Marie, Max and Abby Louise.
Cadle was loved by many and will be missed so very much. His smile and laughter were contagious. He dearly loved traveling, hiking, boating, camping and music. Music and singing were a central part of his life. He taught himself to play guitar at nine years old. For many years, Cadle had a music group called Howard Johnson & Freetime. He also belonged to Indiana Friends of Bluegrass and Hoosier Hills Traditional Music. He, Carol, and friends played music in the Pioneer Building at the Indiana State Fair as well as nursing homes and special events for many years.
Cadle was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in High Point and Saints Francis & Clare of Assisi Roman Catholic Church in Greenwood, Indiana.
A celebration of Cadle’s life will be held at a later time in both North Carolina and Indiana.
The family would like to offer special thanks to Trellis Supportive Care, especially Cynthia, and the Trinity Elms staff in the Harper and Tanglewood units for their kindness and compassion.
Memorial Contributions can be made to Trellis Supportive Care or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Marieanne Margaret Brauner Long
Marieanne Margaret Brauner Long, 94, was called home by God on Sept. 8, 2021. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a devoted Catholic who prayed the Rosary every day that she could. Long was born on July 31, 1927, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to the late Curt Brauner and Martha Brauner. She and her loving husband Jerry Long were married at Cure’ of Ars Catholic Church in Merrick, N.Y., on Aug. 21, 1954. Together, they raised six children. They lived on Long Island and in Connecticut before moving to Winston-Salem in 1973. They attended the first mass in Clemmons, for what was to become Holy Family Catholic Church.
Long was preceded in death by her husband Jerry; her son, Kevin; sister, Anneliese Cooke and brother, Bernhard Brauener. She is survived by her children, Maryann Payne (Gerry), Barbara Hubble, Mike Long, Ken Long (Rita) and Karen Davis (Paul); brother Harold Brauner (Betty); grandchildren Sarah White, Stacy Simmons, Stephanie Bevan, Caroline Day, David Hubble, Jenny Lucio, Alison Long, Andrew Long, Jeffrey Long, Jillian Long, Nick Long, Halle Davis, Ella Davis, Mack Long, Madeline Long and Charlotte Long, and great-grandchild Aislyn Nobis.
Long graduated from St. Agnes High School on Long Island and graduated from Fordham University with a bachelor’s degree in education. She taught first and third grades for five years. She married the love of her life, Jerry, on Aug. 21, 1954. In addition to being a devoted wife and mother, she was devoted to her Catholic faith. She was committed to parish life and always made time to volunteer at St. Luke’s in Connecticut, St. Leo’s in Winston-Salem and Holy Family in Clemmons. She enjoyed teaching Faith Formation, especially to first graders. She also contributed her talents to the flower committee, Parish Council, St. Elizabeth Anne Seton Guild, St. Theresa Guild, bazaar committee and was an adult reading teacher. She enjoyed watercolor painting, sewing and needlepoint.
A mass of Christian burial was held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday Sept. 13, 2021, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Clemmons, with Fr. Brian Cook and Fr. Michael Buttner officiating. A reception for family and friends followed immediately in the family center at Holy Family. A private interment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, Long wished that memorials or donations be made to Holy Family Catholic Church or to The Second Harvest Food Bank of Clemmons.
The family is forever grateful to Dr. Betsy English and to everyone at Homestead Hills and Brighton Gardens, who provided such loving care for Long, and to all those who visited and prayed with her over the years.
Brian Keith Mitchell
Mr. Brian Keith Mitchell, 54, passed away suddenly on Sept. 9, 2021. He was born Jan. 26, 1967, in Forsyth County, the son of George and Margaret Wilkins Mitchell. He was a loving son and was loved by all who knew him. Mitchell was also a loving and devoted father to his daughter, Ashley, and was deeply loved by his sister, Kim, even though he loved to joke and play tricks with his funny sense of humor on his older sister. He worked with his dad for several years at Parkway Ford after graduating from Parkland High School in 1985. He was a graduate of Appalachian State University with a degree in finance and accounting and worked for Crossroads Ford of Kernersville. Mitchell was a member of Center Grove Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his father. Survivors include his daughter, Ashley, of the home; mother, Margaret Mitchell of Winston-Salem; sister, Kim Mitchell of Winston-Salem; uncles, SGM Roger Mitchell, U.S.A. (ret.) (Rene) of Tampa, Florida, and Larry Sizemore (Pat) of Jonesville; aunts, Jewel Welborn (Marion) of Boonville, Sadie Yeager of Daytona, Florida, and Sarah Key (Glenn) of Pilot Mountain; several beloved cousins and a dear life-long friend, Donnie Woodard (Valerie) of Lewisville. The family is dearly grateful for his loving and loyal work family at Crossroads Ford of Kernersville. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, in the open-air chapel at Westlawn Gardens of Memory. The family will receive friends after the service. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX, or The Arthritis Foundation, 1355 Peachtree St. NE Suite 600, Atlanta, GA 30309. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com .
Betty Grubbs Percival
Mrs. Betty Grubbs Percival, 89, of Winston-Salem, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, at her home. She was born May 14, 1932, in Forsyth County to the late Cromer Narvin Grubbs and Emma White Grubbs. Percival was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother and friend to many. Percival was a long time member of Tucker Street Church of Christ and worked for Hanes Hosiery for 35 years. She loved working in her flowers, sending cards to friends and church members, dining out, feeding birds and stray animals and also loved traveling. Percival was preceded in death by her siblings, Odis Grubbs, Cromer (CL Grubbs), Agnus Fishel, Hazel Fishel and Ruby Vanhoy. She was a devoted and loving wife to her surviving husband of 71 years, James A. Percival. In addition to her husband, surviving are her children, Susan Percival Huey (Patrick) of Clemmons; sons, James Percival Jr. of Winston-Salem and Timothy Percival of Albemarle; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Mr. Rick Mann and Mr. Joel Morris officiating. The family received friends one hour before the service at the funeral home. Interment followed the service in Boyer’s Chapel Church of Christ Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Ln., Winston-Salem, NC 27103 or to Boyer’s Chapel Church of Christ Cemetery Fund c/o Richard Harper, 200 Suzanne Ln., Lexington, NC 27295.
Larry James Weisner
Mr. Larry James Weisner passed away on Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Clemmons. He was born on Aug. 13, 1955, in Winston-Salem to James Lee and Juanita Sacray Weisner. After graduation from Parkland High School in 1973, Weisner earned a business and economics degree from Guilford College. He was “born to be a salesman” and soon became sales manager for Ed Kelly Appliance and TV, Inc. Gifted by God with a love and talent for all types of music from jazz to classical, Weisner played horn, drums, organ and piano. He had a beautiful voice and sang for his church, as well as for funerals and weddings. He also served as the music director for Southside Baptist Church during and after college. At present, Weisner operated Weisner Piano Tuning, Inc. and owned a marketing company that sold through eBay. His hobby was collecting albums and sheet music from the 1950s. He became a friend to all who knew him and was a loving and caring husband and father. Thirteen years ago, Weisner met and married the love of his life, Patti Wagoner. He is survived by his stepchildren, Justin Haste and Brittany Haste White (Zach). Weisner is also survived by his daughter, Crystal Michelle Weisner of Boone, and son, Ryan James Weisner of Iceland. He is survived by his sister, Linda Weisner Kelly (Ed) and brother, Robert Lee Weisner (Robin), both of Winston-Salem. Weisner was a man of strong faith. He belonged to Pinedale Christian Church and will be helping hundreds of recipients through Carolina Donor Services and Miracles in Sight. Any memorials may be made to either of these organizations, or to the American Heart Association at 10 Glenlake Parkway NE, South Tower Suite 400, Atlanta, Georgia, 30328. Frank Volger and Son’s Funeral and Cremations in Clemmons will assist the family in celebrating Weisner’s life with a private service.
Linda Luther Zimmerman
Mrs. Linda Luther Zimmerman, 79 of Advance, passed away Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, at Kindred Hospital in Greensboro. She was born April 4, 1942, in Forsyth County to the late Pleasant Roscoe Luther and Esther Kearns Luther. She is preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Lucy Owenby and Sue White. She is survived by her husband, James Sandry Zimmerman Jr.; daughters, Karen Zimmerman Dickens and Stacy Zimmerman Garrard (Andy), both of Advance, and grandchildren, Alexandria and Kathryn Dickens. A celebration of life service will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, at Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel by Pastor Ken Furches. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers arrangements family requests plantable plants or trees. Family requests guests wear masks if unvaccinated. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com .