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Joyce D. Monks Dupin

September 3, 1936 - September 27, 2019
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It is with regret we announce the passing of Joyce D. Monks Dupin, age 83, of Taft, TN. Mom was born on September 3, 1936 in Lincoln Co., TN to the late James Clendon and Cora Dean Washburn Monks. Our Mom passed away on September 27, 2019, surrounded by her loving family.

Mom was a 1955 graduate of Blanche High School and enjoyed playing basketball. She fellowshipped with Kirkland Baptist Church Taft, TN; Mayfair Church of Christ and First Baptist Church in Huntsville as well. Mom lived in Illinois for 33 years and worked at Grieve Corporation as a spot welder and then returning to Fayetteville, her home town. Mom enjoyed working at Monks Realty. Our Mom was a beautiful seamstress, enjoyed working in her gardens and relaxed watching some of her favorite shows which included, Wheel of Fortune and The Price is Right.

Mom is survived by her four children, Sylvia “Sissy” Alton of Greendale, WI; her grandchildren: Lisa (Craig) Mellock, Lindsey Alton, Lacey (Ben) Nelson, Laura (Tim) Syverson, Leslie Singsime, Leea (Bill) Woolard and 15 great-grandchildren,

Barbara (Nicky) Bauer of Lakemoor, IL; her grandchildren: Ryan (Heather) Bauer, Rachael (Brandon) Nelsen, Christina Bauer and 8 great-grandchildren,

Stanley (Connie) Payne of Taft, TN; her grandchildren: Bradley (Sheila) Brown, Matthew (Nikki) Payne, Janel Vitellaro, Lisa Vitellaro, Michael Vitellaro and 11 great-grandchildren,

Mona Payne of Fayetteville, TN; her grandchildren: Eric (Kristen) Koch, Dana Koch and 3 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George F. Dupin; grandson, Christopher Dupin; and brothers, Randy, Terry, and William Monks. George F. Dupin blessed our family with brothers Bill, George and sister Jacque.

Bill (Barbara) Dupin of Redding, CA; her grandchildren: Wayne Dupin, Wendie Trujillo, Rick (Debbie) Dupin, Denise Clark, David Clark, 16 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren,

Jacquelyn (George) Gorton of Rigby, ID; her grandchildren: George (Melissa) Gorton, Becky (Brian) Gorton, Jennifer Gorton, Jeffrey (Brigitte) Gorton, Jonathan (Karissa) Gorton, Kimberly (Ryan) Gorton, 16 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren,

George (Joy) Dupin of Willard, UT; her grandchildren: Edward Dupin, Christopher (April) Dupin, Chad (Ashley) Dupin, Ruben Martinez, Richard (Angie) Martinez, Sarah (Robert) Cole and 7 great-grandchildren

Our Mom was blessed with 16 grandchildren, 76 great-grandchildren and 19 great-great-grandchildren.

Additional loving family include sister Donna Monks and son Jimmy (Christie) Locke; sister Brenda Monks and son Richard Monks; brother Monty (Linda) Monks and children Serena (Tim) Newton, Patrick Monks of Fayetteville; sister-in-law, Pat Johnson of Nashville, TN and children Michael (Michelle) Monks, Cindy (Tom) Greer; deceased brother Terry Monks and children Denise (Darryl) Foxx, Gerald (Jennifer) Monks; and several other extended family members and dear friends.

Visitation with the family will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Higgins Funeral Home in Fayetteville, TN from 2 PM until 5 PM and then a life celebration will be held from 5 PM until 6 PM to share all fond memories of our Mom.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in honor of Joyce D. Monks Dupin for Kirkland Cemetery Fund and mailed to Dennis Warren at 222 Childress Road, Fayetteville, Tennessee 37334 / 1-931-433-5543.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Joyce D. Monks Dupin.

Mom will be greatly missed by one and all.

Proverbs 31

Schedule of Services
  • Visitation
  • Date: November 2, 2019
    Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Service
  • Date: November 2, 2019
    Time: 5:00 PM