Marla Dean Haywood

In Memorial


Marla Dean Haywood, 54, of Kill Devil Hills, passed away at home after a long illness. Marla was a rare and special person and you knew that while in her presence. Her love for music and her family, will live forever in their hearts.

Marla is survived by her parents Henry Dean and Juila Haywood, her brothers Bobby, Phil Ray, Scott, a sister Terry Haywood Beasley and many loving neices and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, March 2, at 2:00 p.m. at Colington United Methodist Church, in Kill Devil Hills. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Colington United Methodist Church, PO Box 3425, Kill Devil Hills, NC, 27948.

Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

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  1. Faye Lewark Daniels

    My thoughts are with you and your family at this time; may your memories bring you comfort.

    “Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.” ~~ Eskimo Proverb

  2. Ben and Bridget Reynolds

    Mr. Henry Dean and Mrs. Julia,

    We love you guys and our thoughts and prayers are with your family. You all are such a blessing to our entire family. If you need ANYTHING let us know.

    Love, Ben, Bridget, and Family

  3. Catherine Eason Gardner

    Julia, I am so sorry to hear of the death of Marla; such a tragic loss. My special prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

  4. Linda Pritchard

    Julia, Thinking of you during this time and lifting up prayers of comfort for you and your family.

  5. George and Linda Pearce (Manteo, NC)

    So sorry for the loss. Our sympathy and prayers are with the family during these recent sad times.

  6. Brady & Murray

    Henry Dean Julia & family sure sorry to hear about Marladean I know what you’re going thru.As time goes on it will get a little easier. Right now it don’t seem that way. God will help you thru. murray&Brady

  7. Dee & Lars Ostrander

    Henry, Julia and the entire Haywood family as neighbors we have become extended family! We will miss Marla’s sweet smile and wonderful conversation, she was indeed a special lady and loved by all that came in her path. I am sure that she is dancing and singing up in heaven while showering us with many blessings to come. We will forever keep our memories of our times together close in our hearts. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort during this time. We love you!

  8. Rebecca Lane

    Terry, I am so sorry for your loss of another loved one…You are in my thoughts and prayers are being said for you and the family..

  9. Roxanne Jackson

    Julia, Henry and family I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Marla. You are in my prayers. My heart goes out to you all in this time of sorrow

  10. Lynn Needham

    Julia and family, so sorry for your loss. Please know I am thinking of you during this difficult time.

  11. Mary Jolliff Moore

    Henry and Julia and family, my thoughts and prayers are on your behalf. May God hold you in His loving arms, through this tough time and beyond. Love, Mary

  12. Noreen Welch

    On behalf of the Outer Banks Woman’s Club, I would like to express our sincere condolences to the Haywood family on the passing of Marla Dean.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with Julia, Henry Dean and the entire family.
    Sincerely, Noreen Welch, OBWC President

  13. Gary and Pat Austin

    Henry Dean, Julia, and Terry, we are so sorry to hear about Marla. She was a very special person and our family thought the world of her.

    Gary and Pat Austin
    Grandy, NC

  14. Diane Brenneman

    God Bless you Julia and Henry Dean and family during this time of your loss. You are in my prayers and thoughts.
    Diane Brenneman

  15. Jaki Gray

    I am so sorry for your loss please know you and all the family are in my thoughts and prayers…love to you all.

  16. Janet Gard McQueen

    Haywood Family
    Celebrate life and the memories and love left behind. My heart is heavy for you all.

  17. Ana

    I am so sorry for your loss. Although, I do not know your family personally, I would like to share some encouraging thoughts from the Bible. The Bible provides comfort during these difficult times. Revelation 21:3-4 states, And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. Very soon now, we will never experience losing our loved ones in death. May these words give you a new hope.

  18. Kim Donald Outlaw Paul

    I had been trying to find Marla Dean for the last 6 months or so. I lost contact with her when I left home in the 80s. We had some good times in our teens and at KHES. She was indeed a special and unique person. I’m sorry that I waited too long. God bless…Marla Dean, I’ll remember you just as I always have. Forever smiling. RIP my old friend.

  19. Vickie Craddock & Family

    Mrs. Julia and Mr. Henry, our thoughts and prays are with you and your family at this time, may your memories bring you comfort.

  20. Marcia Sawyer Bryant

    I have just found out about Marla’s passing… So sorry to hear that. We had some class together in 9th grade … We shared a lot of funny stuff … I always appreciated her sense of humor. Y’all are all in my prayers…

  21. toni norfleet-pfeeiffer

    Sorry for your lost henry dean and julia and the family, i know it has been hard the last few weeks with losing Marla and Ryan, but it will get better, they are both in a special place i have been thinking of ya both, i haven’t seen Marla in years, but she was a nice person, if u need any thing let me know or Emily and Herman know, she will be missed by alot of people in Colington, rip Marla

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