Merl Clovis Reed

July 31, 1923August 4, 2018

Merl Clovis Reed, 95, of Paris, left this world for his Heavenly home on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018. Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled graveside services for 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8th, at Meadowbrook Gardens with Rev. Steve Gunter officiating. Those wishing to pay respects may do so at the funeral home through Wednesday morning. Mr. Reed, the son of Hollje & Anna Reed, was born July 31, 1923, in Oklahoma. He was honorably discharged from the United States Army after serving in World War II. His career at B & W spanned thirty-five years before his retirement. Merl was a faithful & active member of Immanuel Baptist Church. He loved the outdoors, camping, building things, and tinkering in his shop. On Feb. 9, 1946, he married Virginia Bell Miller, building seventy-one years of family and memories before her death on Nov. 29, 2017. He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Weldon Love, Jr., two brothers and two sisters. Survivors include a daughter, Wilma Love, grandchildren; Sue Parr, Holly Ann Henderson, Kelly Love, and Kristi Love, great grandchildren; Anna Love, Bethany Love, Brittany Thompson, Jordon Love, Morgan Lamb-Drake, Baydom Lamb and Emily Love, two great great grandchildren, Samson Mejia and Aleczander Cutshall along with several nieces & nephews and a host of friends. He was “Grandad” to many and will be missed greatly by his loving family.


  • Graveside Service Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Merl Clovis Reed

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Tonya Freelen

August 8, 2018

I'm truly sorry for your lost. I would like for y'all to know that myself and the Freelen family considered both of them as our grandparents. I've lived across the street from them in Bill Cox's house and my in laws Deedee and virgle Freelen) have lived across the street from them for 23 years. They have been at Freelen funerals, weddings, holiday get together, and for dinners at my in laws for 23 years. Grandma used to bring us cakes and grandpa would come over and see what my father n law was doing anytime he saw him outside. My heart broke Saturday night when myself and my mother n law walked across the street from and heard the news. It's not going to be able the same not seeing either one out in the yard or coming across the street. Thank y'all for sharing both of them with us.