Bright-Holland Funeral Home

2601 Lamar Ave, Paris, TX


Terry Hill

March 30, 1953September 11, 2020
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Terry Hill, 67, of Paris, TX passed away Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, at the North Texas Medical Center in Gainesville. Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled services for 10:00 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 17th, at Bethel Temple Church, 1315 S. E. Loop 286, Paris, TX, with Pastor Eddie Passmore, Kevin Price and Sarah Robinson officiating. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery at Taylortown. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Terry, the son of James Terrell Hill, Sr. and Myra Jean Fuller Hill, was born March 30, 1953, in California. He attended North Lamar High School and graduated from Paris High School. Terry attended Barber College in Dallas. When he returned to Paris he joined his father, who was a barber. He owned and operated Terry’s Cuttery, resulting in a career that spanned 40 years. He was a member of Bethel Temple Church. He became a board member of the Lamar County Fair Association in 1982, and served as President of the Fair Association from 1993-1994. He was honored with the appointment as a Lifetime Executive Board Member. Terry had served on the North Lamar School Board of Trustees and had been president of the school board. He served in the Paris Jaycees for over ten years and was instrumental in helping Steve Glover be elected as State President of the Jaycees. While in the Jaycees he worked on multiple projects throughout the community and had served as Sergeant at Arms and Vice-President of the club. Terry was active in PAL (Police Athletic League) and was instrumental in bringing Gov. Ann Richards to Paris, obtaining her help in remodeling the PAL building. He ran for Lamar County Judge in 1994, and was the Lamar County Democratic Chairman of the State of Texas when William Jefferson “Bill” Clinton was elected president. He was active in the Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon for many years. Terry helped raise millions of dollars worth of food and donations that have been distributed to Native Americans through Au Inca Door of Hope, an organization that is still active today following its founding in 2002 by Terry and his wife, Ramona. He was preceded in death by a son, Kelsey Hill, his father, Terrell Hill, and his mother, Myra Jean Spann. Survivors include his wife, Ramona Taylor Hill, whom he married on June 30, 2001, children, Cody Hill & wife Cameron Proffitt-Hill of Dallas, Sean Hill & wife Jessica of Rockwall, and Robert Campbell & wife Heather of Forney, grandchildren; Blake Bowden, Kyleigh Hill, Kelsey Hill, Hollie Hill, Cole Hill, Tayben Campbell, Ethan Campbell, and Zachary Campbell, his mother-in-law, Rev. Virginia Taylor of Paris, a sister, Brenda Sheetz & husband Doug of Rowlett, a brother, Ronny Hill of Paris along with several aunts, uncles, nieces & nephews and a host of friends.


  • Sean Hill
  • Cody Hill
  • Robert Campbell
  • Bruce Bowden
  • Mercedes Graham
  • Jenna McColley
  • David McColley
  • Ronnie Hill


  • Family Visitation

    Wednesday, September 16, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, September 17, 2020

  • Interment

    Thursday, September 17, 2020


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Jim Boykin

September 16, 2020

I first met Terry in November 1983 when I went to him for a haircut at his shop on Ballard Street in Paris. My office was right across the parking lot from his shop. He has been my only barber since that time, 37 years. I visited him at his shop for a haircut on August 12, 2020. I considered him a friend and personal barber for these past years and pray that the family and friends will be comforted during this time of loss. He will be missed.

Sandy Pasteka Burns

September 16, 2020

I am so saddened to learn about Terry's death. We shared a great senior year at North Lamar High School. Class reunions won't be the same without him. Prayers to the family.

Pam Tribble

September 15, 2020

I have many memories of Terry both as children playing in his grandparent's garden to our sons playing baseball together. He has been on my mind since Friday and all the times our paths crossed. To his family know that my prayers are with you today and in all the times to follow. He will be missed.

Nita Briscoe

September 14, 2020

Terry , you will be missed by so so many . Those that knew you, know what a leader you were. Even as a teenager at Mt Olive Baptist Church you were in a leading role there. You and Ramona worked so hard on your church and what an awesome place it is,. It was an honor to contribute to this place and many souls will brought to the Lord there...Your work on earth is done...... Your spirit will live on there for many years to come. Love and fun memories. Nita&Bill Briscoe and the Briscoe Flooring crew...

Claudia Fulbright

September 14, 2020

Rest in Love , Terry.
I will cherish those chats we shared over the years.
Love always, Claudia Wallace- Fulbright

Randy Kennedy

September 14, 2020

Terry cut my hair for 30+ years, I always told him I don't know I'm going to do when you retire. Well my good friend, you have retired. I'm going to miss our conversations about everything especially your family, your charity and "Mona". Ramona, Im pretty sure there's nothing he would not have done for you.. He was truly one of the best people i know.. May God comfort and bless your family.

Susan Myatt

September 14, 2020

Terry was such a good friend to me and always a leader of our class at north Lamar. I treasure our times at school and church at mount olive baptist church. I saw terry at our last class reunion and he was the same guy we all knew. We looked up to him as always. I was so glad he found his true love and he looked so happy. I was looking forward to seeing him at next reunion. Fly high with the angels my friend.

Regenia Wahl

September 13, 2020

Bro Terry was a very quiet man but also he was a wise man.
He listened and obeyed what God spoke to his heart. He loved and served with his wife Sis Mona and loved doing the work with the Indians. A great servant of God and I know today he wears a crown with many colorful stones all reflecting his hearts desire to serve. This world lost a great man but heaven gained a soul full of love and compassion.
Fly high Terry Hill until we all meet again and you can show us all the beautiful things in heaven.
I know he will be a great servant to the main master in heaven and will do it with all his heart and soul.
You will be missed by so many here on earth but we know one day we will meet again

Brittney Lee

September 13, 2020

Such a great man. I always felt like he was a Shepard, and a watchman. You always felt safe with him! He will missed. Many prayers for Mona and the family!

Becky Parnell

September 13, 2020

Terry was a great man. He and Ramona helped develop my love for the Native American people through their ministry. He will be missed!
Prayers for the family.


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