Dr. Carolyn Ann Rowell Haigler, 71, of Summerville, SC, passed away Friday morning, March 9, 2018, at MUSC Health in Charleston.

Born in Princeton, WV July 16, 1946, she had lived in Loris, SC for several years prior to moving to Summerville five years ago. She had an extensive education having received two Masters’ degrees – one in Herbology and the other in Chinese Acupuncture.  Always wanting to learn and broaden her education, she went on to obtain her Doctorate Degree in Nurtrition. She had worked in the nursing field for a number of years, practiced the art of Chinese Acupuncture as well as other forms of Holistic Medicine, and at the time of her passing was working as a Nutritionist.  She was a member of the World Health Council where she was recognized as being one of the best Nutritionists in her field. She spoke seven languages and has five published works currently in the Library of Congress.  Her hobbies included her love of reading, studying and research and making Native American jewelry.

She was a daughter of the late John Henry and Uldine Mae Stowers Rowell. 

Survivors include her husband, William Clarence “Bill” Haigler Sr., Summerville; her daughter and son-in-law, Tana and Danny Smith, Canton, NC; two sons and a daughter-in-law, John Hofilena, Thomasville, NC and Mark and Kimberly Hofilena, Evans; a sister, Stella (Don) Jowers, Evans; two brothers, Johnny Rowell, Beach Island, SC and Kelvin (Georgeane) Rowell, Augusta; nine grandchildren, Justin Wade, Chris (Anna) Garduce, Dawn Hofilena, John Hofilena, Ashlyn Hofilena, Brandon Hofilena, Shyanne Hofilena, Maci Hofilena and Brittany Haigler and five great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at the Rob Lewis Cemetery in Brantley County.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 15, from the Rob Lewis Cemetery in Brantley County.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.com

Pearson-Dial Funeral Home, Inc. of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

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