‘Bill’ Hauss Jr.
CHINA GROVE ó William Edwin “Bill” Hauss Jr., 85, of 204 S. Clinton St., died on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008, at CMC-NorthEast. Born on May 24, 1922, he was a son of the late Rev. William and Elizabeth Powell Hauss. He graduated from China Grove High School and Kings College, where he majored in accounting.
Hauss served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was employed by Cannon Mills in the lithograph department and by the Jewel Shop as office manager. In later years he worked at Scottish Bank, and eventually retired from First Union Bank as a vice president in 1989.
Hauss was a lifelong member of First United Methodist Church in China Grove, where he sang in the choir for more than 70 years. He was a member of the China Grove Civitan Club, where he received numerous honors and recognitions. He was also active at the Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, where he was a member of the singing seniors and the computer club.
He was preceded in death by a son, John David Hauss, in 1965.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Spry Hauss; daughters Lee Ann Hauss Bost of Landis and Carol Hauss Cable of Salisbury; son William Edwin “Bubba” Hauss III of Salisbury; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008, at First United Methodist Church in China Grove, the Rev. Vance Lowe officiating.
Memorials: First United Methodist Church, 110 W. Church St., China Grove, NC 28023.
Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home is in charge.