Barbara Monks
October 12, 1933 -
March 18, 2023

Visitation

March 20, 2023
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Service 

March 21, 2023
1:00 PM

Interment

March 21, 2023
Obituary

Funeral service for Barbara Jean Holman Monks, age 89, of Fayetteville, TN, will be held at 1 PM on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Jeremy Hudgins officiating. Burial will follow in the Kirkland Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 5 PM until 8 PM on Monday at Higgins.

Barbara was born on October 12, 1932, in Ardmore, AL, to the late Howard Holman and Gracie Ellis Holman. She was a member of the Kirkland Baptist Church and retired after 32 years at Highland Rim School as the secretary. Mrs. Monks loved spending time with her family playing dominos and cheering on the Tennessee Vols (Go Big Orange!).  Barbara passed away on March 18, 2023, at her residence, surrounded by her loving family.

Survivors include her children, Rhonda Flynn, Scott Monks, and Paula (Lonnie) Bryant; grandchildren, Heather (Keith) Bradley, Jessica Green, Kristin Taylor, Nick (Meghan) Travis, Brittany (Cody) Wilson, Jamie (Karen) Harden, and Rodney (Dixie) Harden; great-grandchildren, Kolton and Bella Taylor, Carter and Rylan Bradley, Avary, Ainsley and Asa Green, Haven and Saylor Wilson, BentLee and Bailor Travis, Austin Harden, and Brett and Kelsey Harden.  In addition to her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, W. Paul Monks; daughter, Marsha Harden; and siblings, Elaine H. Green Hinds, Junior Holman, Jake Holman, and Colleen Pitts.

Memorials may be made to Kirkland Baptist Church, 655 Ardmore Highway, Taft, TN 38488, the Fabulous Fifties Foundation, P.O. Box 934, Fayetteville, TN 37334, or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memorial Processing, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Barbara Jean Monks.

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14 Comments

  1. Cricket Hill Wagster

    Rhonda, Paula and Scott, what a sad day for you to lose such an amazing woman, mom. She was the best and could make you laugh when you thought not possible. But I had 3 bypass heart surgery done on March 21st or I would have been there. But I love you all and she you all a wonderful life to live in, the crazy ole bessy bug and that’s what made people draw to her. I’m sorry for your loss. I love y’all…Cricket

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  2. Tracy Holder

    What an amazing woman. She always had a smile for everyone. So sorry for your loss.
    Bret and Tracy Holder

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  3. Mary Partin

    We are so sorry for your loss. She was good lady. You all are in our prayers & thoughts. God Bless you all, Mary, Teresa Partin, Billy McGehee

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  4. David B Elder

    Barbara always had a smile and was great neighbor. Thinking of Scott and his sisters during this time. Sending Prayers

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  5. Lynn Brown

    So sorry for your loss such a fine lady regrets, also from Juanita Towry

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  6. Teresa Kidd

    Oh my gosh. Just thinking of her recently. I took Logan down west pointvdrive and was telling him how we would go there and play volleyball sometimes after church. God bless your family. Have fond memories of yall.

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  7. Con and Arden Humphrey

    Con and I are so sorry to hear of dear Barbara’s passing. She was loved by all who knew her, and she will be surely missed. We are sending our love and sympathies to all of Barbara’s sweet family.

    Reply
  8. Marcella Scott

    With our sincere condolences to the family. Ms Barbara was a very sweet lady may god be with you all at this sad time.

    Lynn and Marcella scott

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  9. Anne Beddingfield

    It’s so hard to lose someone as beautiful as Ms. Barbara Monks was. I pray for her precious family. May she rest in Heaven where there is no more pain nor heartache.

    Reply
  10. Wanda Shelton

    She was the best! I loved walking in to Highland Rim and seeing her face. She could handle a skinned knee, a tear, 12 folks trying to check out, and all the rest of her job and never miss a beat, I always, in and out of school was so happy to see her. Prayers for the family.

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  11. Peggy Towry

    Barbara was a dear friend. We go way back to Highland Rim days. In our later years we only visited occasionally, but was always glad to see her.

    Reply
  12. Dylan Green

    Rhonda, Paula, Scott, Heather, Jessica, and the rest of my family, I am so verry sorry for y’all’s loss. Aunt Barbara was a very awesome aunt. Sheusedto take me to Heather’s House and also she took me to Vacation Bible School at Kirkland. She always was there whenever I needed her. Heaven has gained a wonderful person. I love each of y’all so much and y’all are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  13. Rev. Tommy Howell

    SORRY TO HEAR OF MRS. BARBARAS PASSING.SHE WAS A GREAT PERSON AND FRIEND. PRAYING FOR THE FAMILY

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  14. Jimmy and Dana Sartain

    So thankful for Barbara’s out going personality and the laughter that she shared with us. Our prayers are with the family. She will be missed

    Reply

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14 Comments

  1. Cricket Hill Wagster

    Rhonda, Paula and Scott, what a sad day for you to lose such an amazing woman, mom. She was the best and could make you laugh when you thought not possible. But I had 3 bypass heart surgery done on March 21st or I would have been there. But I love you all and she you all a wonderful life to live in, the crazy ole bessy bug and that’s what made people draw to her. I’m sorry for your loss. I love y’all…Cricket

    Reply
  2. Tracy Holder

    What an amazing woman. She always had a smile for everyone. So sorry for your loss.
    Bret and Tracy Holder

    Reply
  3. Mary Partin

    We are so sorry for your loss. She was good lady. You all are in our prayers & thoughts. God Bless you all, Mary, Teresa Partin, Billy McGehee

    Reply
  4. David B Elder

    Barbara always had a smile and was great neighbor. Thinking of Scott and his sisters during this time. Sending Prayers

    Reply
  5. Lynn Brown

    So sorry for your loss such a fine lady regrets, also from Juanita Towry

    Reply
  6. Teresa Kidd

    Oh my gosh. Just thinking of her recently. I took Logan down west pointvdrive and was telling him how we would go there and play volleyball sometimes after church. God bless your family. Have fond memories of yall.

    Reply
  7. Con and Arden Humphrey

    Con and I are so sorry to hear of dear Barbara’s passing. She was loved by all who knew her, and she will be surely missed. We are sending our love and sympathies to all of Barbara’s sweet family.

    Reply
  8. Marcella Scott

    With our sincere condolences to the family. Ms Barbara was a very sweet lady may god be with you all at this sad time.

    Lynn and Marcella scott

    Reply
  9. Anne Beddingfield

    It’s so hard to lose someone as beautiful as Ms. Barbara Monks was. I pray for her precious family. May she rest in Heaven where there is no more pain nor heartache.

    Reply
  10. Wanda Shelton

    She was the best! I loved walking in to Highland Rim and seeing her face. She could handle a skinned knee, a tear, 12 folks trying to check out, and all the rest of her job and never miss a beat, I always, in and out of school was so happy to see her. Prayers for the family.

    Reply
  11. Peggy Towry

    Barbara was a dear friend. We go way back to Highland Rim days. In our later years we only visited occasionally, but was always glad to see her.

    Reply
  12. Dylan Green

    Rhonda, Paula, Scott, Heather, Jessica, and the rest of my family, I am so verry sorry for y’all’s loss. Aunt Barbara was a very awesome aunt. Sheusedto take me to Heather’s House and also she took me to Vacation Bible School at Kirkland. She always was there whenever I needed her. Heaven has gained a wonderful person. I love each of y’all so much and y’all are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  13. Rev. Tommy Howell

    SORRY TO HEAR OF MRS. BARBARAS PASSING.SHE WAS A GREAT PERSON AND FRIEND. PRAYING FOR THE FAMILY

    Reply
  14. Jimmy and Dana Sartain

    So thankful for Barbara’s out going personality and the laughter that she shared with us. Our prayers are with the family. She will be missed

    Reply

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