Mary Wieters

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Mary H. Wieters
BREVARD, N.C.—Mary Heins Wieters died July 11, 2009, at Cedar Mountain House in Brevard.
She was born May 7, 1917. Mrs. Wieters grew up in Savannah, Ga., with her parents, Wade Hampton Heins and Zenobia Edwards Heins, and her sisters Nell and Pat.
She and her childhood friends played tennis and loved swimming and dancing.
She graduated from Savannah High School and attended Transylvania College in Lexington, Kentucky, where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority.
She was a member of Daughters of the American Revolution.
She married Charles August Wieters from Charleston, S.C.; they had four children, Wade Heins Cooper Wieters (Mary Coker), Eleanor Ann Wieters, Zenobia Wieters Nagao (Ron) and Charles A.Wieters Jr. (Sherri).
During WWII she worked as a medical technician at Hunter Air Base in Savannah and then Telfair Hospital.
The family attended St. John’s Church and then helped establish White Bluff Episcopal in Savannah.
In 1957, the family moved to Franklin, which became home. She was a member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Franklin Garden Club, Garden Club of Virginia, Southampton Historical Society, and the Franklin Book Club. She was a Girl Scout leader.
She loved her painting groups and taking the children to their many sports events.
In addition to her Virginia friends and family, she had wonderful experiences and friends on Sullivan’s Island, S.C., where the family spent vacations and Slick Rock Mountain, N.C., a vacation spot which was home for the past five years.
Survivors include Charles, her husband of more than 65 years, and their children, Charles Wieters of Austin, Texas, Zee Nagao of Athens, Ga. and daughter-in-law Mary Wieters of Abbeville, S.C.; grandchildren are Chris and Arlene, Nan, Claire and Becky Wieters, John Nagao and Beth Duhon; seven great grandchildren, Charlie, Katie, Sam, Will, Spencer, and Bess Wieters and Nathan Duhon.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cedar Mountain House and Connestee Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department and Cedar Mountain Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department of Brevard, North Carolina.
Moody-Connolly Funeral Home is assisting the family.