Willa Dean Haley

Monday, June 29, 2020
Willa Dean Haley

Willa Dean Haley, 89, of Lee's Summit, Mo., passed away June 28, 2020. She was born on April 3, 1931, in Rector, Ark., and was the daughter of Clyde and Nora (Dudley) Smith.

Willa was united in marriage to Lee Roy Haley and to this union four children were born.

She was preceded in death by her father, Clyde William Smith; mother, Nora Bell Smith; husband, Lee Roy Haley; son, Barry Lynn Haley; grandson, Michael Haley; brothers, Roy Smith, Alfred Smith and Ezra Smith.

Willa graduated from Greenway High School in 1948. She worked at Crystal City High School for 25 years, where she was known as “Grandma” to all the students.

Dean was a member of the Church of Christ since 1952. She went on many mission trips to Jamaica to spread the word.

She enjoyed spending her time oil painting.

Survivors include her children, Linda Hyde and husband Jerald, Dana Snider and husband Johnny, Russell Haley and wife Sandy; grandchildren, Eric Snider, John Scott Snider, Jeff Snider, Danny Snider, Jennifer Hyde Ivey, Amanda Hyde Marks, Jamie Haley Combs, Tiffany Haley, Annie Barron, Christy Haley, and Tracie Haley Hulsey; 32 great grandchildren; sister, Glenna Fay Smith Cantrell; brother, Jim Smith; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 2, at the Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home, in Piggott, Ark. with Don Bahr officiating. Burial is in Piggott Cemetery, in Piggott. Pallbearers will be Russell Haley, Aaron Hulsey, Kevin Marks, Brent Ivey, Brayden Sword and Thatcher Ivey.

Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home, of Piggott, is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be held beginning at 1 p.m. on Thursday, and will continue until the time of the service, at the funeral home.