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A week ago today, a local business owner, Lee Hauser, known as Elizabethtown’s voice and trusted real estate agent, received the news no parent wants to hear. He and his wife Nancy lost their son due to a vehicle wreck. Lee Wilson Hauser Junior, beloved son, husband, father, brother, and friend, was 45 years old when he lost his life on January 7, 2021.

According to his obituary, Hauser is survived by his loving wife, Andrea, and two sons, Joshua and Brayden of Leland. His parents, Lee and Nancy Hauser of Elizabethtown, NC; sister and brother-in-law Anne and Cliff Winefordner of Apex, NC; niece and nephew Ashley and Cliff; mother and father-in-law Patty and Bruce Hall and brother-in-law Brett of Pine Plains, NY.

View a slideshow of Hauser and his family linked below:


According to the North Carolina Highway Patrol’s report, the accident happened Thursday morning between Wilmington and Leland on U.S. 74/76. Hauser was wearing his seat belt. The cause of the wreck is not fully known, but alcohol and speed were not factors in the case. Hauser was pronounced dead at the scene. 

A family friend, Tammy Fowler, published a GoFundMe page in honor of Hauser. In the tribute, Fowler states about Hauser, “His smile was contagious, and he had unlimited love and compassion for his family and friends. Over the next few weeks and months, his family could use our emotional and financial support.”

According to the obituary, a private service will be held due to the Covid-19, and a Celebration of Life will be held later.

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