Vida H. Monday

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Vida H. Monday, 84, died Friday, February 10, 2017. Born in Spring City, Tennessee, she was the daughter of the late Jarman and Jessie Chumley Holloway. Before moving to LaGrange, Ohio, Vida was the first female school bus driver in Rhea County. Vida retired after 35 years from the Keystone Local School District in LaGrange, Ohio as a bus driver. She and her late husband Jack Monday moved back to Spring City in 1989. She was a member of the Wolf Creek Baptist Church. Vida loved to bowl and was an avid bowler until about four years ago; she especially loved to travel. Vida visited all fifty states and Canada and was known to enjoy the occasional horse race and casino!

Vida was preceded in death by her husband George Jackson “Jack” Monday, her son Robert “ Bob” Monday, daughter Beverly “Bubbles” Monday, sisters Celia Clark, Loretta Strickland, Anna Dee Parks and Metha Crawford, brothers Calvin and Edward “Babe” Holloway.

Survivors include her daughters Jacqulyn Monday Bias of Spring City, Michelle (Jerry) Gurley of Dayton, TN, sons Tony (Nancy) Monday of Copley, Ohio and Jason (Hope) Monday of Trenton, GA, sisters Helen (Roy) Parks and LaPreil (David) Lyles both of Spring City and brother Hoyal (Martha) Holloway of Sale Creek, TN, daughter-in-law Sue Monday Easton of Elyria, Ohio, 13 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Monday, February 13, 2017 at 2:00PM at the Wolf Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Paul Forgey and Rev. Robert Hurd officiating. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services. Interment will be Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 10:00 AM in the Chattanooga National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Robert “Toby” Taunton, Chase Taunton. Jeremy Monday, Jesse Bias, Andrew Monday, Jeremiah Gurley and Keith Peavyhouse.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 2 to 4 PM and from 6 to 8 PM at Vaughn Funeral Home.

Vaughn Funeral Home, Spring City is in charge of arrangements. Please share your condolences and memories of Vida on our website www.vaughn-funeral-home.com.

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Dean is a Contributing Editor with Rhea Review. Dean has developed an interest in local history and has published a historical website relating to our history.

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