Lois Viletta Haigwood, 80, of Manila, Ark., died Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011, at NEA/Baptist Health Care in Jonesboro. Born in the Skidway Community near Leachville, she was the daughter of the late Jim and Martha Warnick Deaton and had been a lifelong Leachville/Manila area resident. Mrs. Haigwood was a 1949 graduate of Manila High School and received her Bachelors Degree from Arkansas State College in Jonesboro. She was a longtime member of the Browns Chapel Baptist Church where she served as the church secretary for over 60 years. She was a retired school teacher having taught for the Leachville School District for 39 1/2 years.
In addition to her parents Mrs. Haigwood also was preceded in death by four brothers.
Survivors include her husband, Dwayne Haigwood, of the home; son, Steve Haigwood, and wife Cathy of Monette; granddaughter Kelly Flye and husband Jesse of Jonesboro. She also leaves two great-grandsons, Cooper and Dawson.
Funeral services were 2 p.m. Sunday at the Howard Funeral Chapel in Leachville with Rev. Larry Deaton officiating. Burial was in the Manila Cemetery.
The family received visitors Saturday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home in Leachville.
Serving as pallbearers were Michael Deaton, Keith Deaton, David Joe Deaton, Randy Deaton, Lecil Mills and Renny James.
Persons are invited to sign the online guest register at www.howardfuneralservice.com.