ATHENS – Diana Terry, 73, died Wednesday, October 28, 2009, following a short illness.
Born on November 3, 1935, in Watkinsville, she was the daughter of Monroe and Helen Ashford Butler. She attended the University of Georgia, where she was a member of the Phi Mu sorority and graduated in 1957. She resided in Watkinsville until her family moved to Athens in 1951, at which time she enrolled at Agnes Scott College and subsequently the University of Georgia. She was very active in a number of civic organizations, including the Junior League of Athens and was on the committee that oversaw the restoration of the Taylor-Grady House on Prince Ave. She was a talented and creative interior designer and had owned and operated several antique and design businesses over the years. She was a member of the Heritage Garden Club. Diana was a life-long Methodist, a believing Christian, and a member of the Gateway United Methodist Church. She will be missed by all her many friends and family.
Mrs. Terry was preceded in death by her husband, Don Terry; and a grandchild, Dylan Terry.
Survivors include children, Don Terry Jr. and Martha Ashford Terry Wilmot, both of Athens; son-in-law, Grady Wilmot and daughter-in-law Jennifer Terry; and by eight grandchildren, Jake Wilmot, Olivia Wilmot, Don Terry III, Mary Terry, Natalie Terry, Emily Terry, Woodson Terry and Willow Terry; brother-in-law, Dennis Terry and his wife, Andre, and their children; cousin that she was particularly close to, Dr. Clint Ashford and his wife, Dr. Rebecca Ashford, Athens; many other cousins; and a multitude of friends in Athens and throughout Georgia.
Funeral services will be held Monday, November 2, at the Gateway United Methodist Church at 11 a.m., a private service at Oconee Hills Cemetery will follow. The family will receive friends Sunday, November 1, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Gateway United Methodist Church, 6425 Jefferson Rd., (Hwy. 129), near the Clarke/Jackson County line.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, anyone wishing to remember Diana, make donations to the Gateway United Methodist Church.
Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, is in charge of arrangements.