Linda Lee Terry

January 29, 1939May 29, 2019

Linda Lee Terry, 80, of Paris, passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled memorial services for 4:00 p.m. Sunday, June 2nd, at First Baptist Church of Paris with Rev. Ken Cannon officiating. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. Mrs. Terry, the daughter of Avery Ritchey Farmer and Dorothy Melton Farmer, was born Jan. 29, 1939, in Red River County, Texas. She graduated from Clarksville High School in 1957, and on Sept. 2, 1957, she married Gilbert W. Terry, building sixty years of family and memories before his death on Dec. 11, 2017. Her career as secretary to the principal at Paris High School spanned more than twenty-five years before her retirement. Linda was a faithful member of First Baptist Church and the Joy Sunday School Class. She was an avid bridge player, active in DAR, Lydia Bible Club, Good Earth Garden Club and was a former member of C’est La Vie and volunteer at L. P. McCuistion Regional Medical Center. In addition, Linda’s passion was traveling the world. Linda was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and a sister, Virginia Stanphil. Survivors include a son, Ritchey Terry & wife Robbie of Paris, a sister, Marla Farmer of Wadsworth, OH and two granddaughters, Emily Noble and Natalie Noble along with a host of friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Paris Education Foundation, the Clarksville Education Foundation or First Baptist Church of Paris.


  • Memorial Service With Visitation Following Sunday, June 2, 2019


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Lee & Bob Tobin

June 1, 2019

Dear Richey and family,
Our deepest condolences to you and yours.
I asked our Lord, Jesus Christ to wrap his arms around you and comfort
you all in these difficult days.
Will miss your dear, sweet Mother, Linda, my travel companion. Oh, how
she loved to travel, especially to Europe, River Cruises and Switzerland.
When she came to Connecticut she could not believe the beautiful flowering gardens and trees. We always went to the Goodspeed Opera House for
a musical, dinner at the old sea captain’s Griswold Inn, sight seeing to
historical sites and visiting the USS Nautilus submarine & Museum and
sailing the Connecticut River visiting William Gillette Castle who portrayed
Sherlock’s Holmes.
It always gave me great joy to have my good friend visit and will miss her very much. She was a great travel companion for we enjoyed similar

Jimmy and Barbara farmer

June 1, 2019

We will so miss our Linda. What a joy we had in talking
about family together. Will
miss her being here and seeing her smiling
face, but know she is rejoicing where she is now!

Nancy Mauldin

May 31, 2019

Ritchey-so sorry for your loss. Linda was a great person. I always felt a special bond with her. Her aunt Virginia married Billie's brother T.L. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Beverly Johnson

May 31, 2019

I worked with Linda at PISD (she was the secretary on the high school campus and I was a secretary in the Administration Office). Always an encourager and always professional. Although soft spoken, she saw all sides to a matter and what a smile!

May the God of all comfort, comfort you!

Patsy Sheppard Dial

May 30, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May God comfort you at this time.

Derald Bulls

May 30, 2019

Dear Ritchey, Robbie and family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you today and in the days ahead. I have wonderful memories of your Mom and Dad when they lived on the corner of Hubbard and 22nd Street S.E. and I was their paperboy. Through the years, each time I'd see them, we would reminisce and reflect on 'the good old days' across from the Lower Field of East Paris Elementary School. Your Mom was an encourager at each juncture and I cherish those in my life who have had a kind word along life's journey.
May God surround you and comfort you all.