She was born in Knoxville, then moved to Tellico Plains where she grew up.
She graduated from Tellico Plain High School in 1960 where she was in many clubs, she was a football cheerleader and excellent basketball player. She then went on to pursue her education at Hiwassee College.
She married her childhood sweetheart Delano Raby and started a family and a football coaching journey began to Jonesboro, Bristol then to Cleveland. She had a great personality that will be greatly missed. She loved sewing, art and crafts, cooking and playing the piano. She especially loved golfing with the ladies at Rolling Hills.
She is preceded in death by her parents, William and Eva Holt; brother, Bill Holt; and sister, Kay Harms.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory her husband of 53 years, Delano “Frank” Raby; one son, Michael (Tarrah) Raby; one daughter, Traci Raby; two grandsons: Jesse Browder and Taylor (Amanda) White; three great-grandchildren: Layla Gene Browder, Jayden White and Presley White; her adopted daughter, Stephanie Goins; two sisters: Donna (Kenny) Hamilton of Tellico Plains and Jo (Dan) Erwin of Vonore; one brother, Pete Holt of Tellico Plains and several nieces and nephews who will greatly miss their aunt “Dodie”.
The family will receive friends in the chapel of Companion Funeral Home, 2419 Georgetown Road on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, from 5 until 7 p.m., at which time it will close with a brief memorial service.
Her family extend appreciation to hospice and nurse Chris for all their excellent care and support to Linda and the entire family.
You are encouraged to share a memory of Linda and/or your personal condolences with her family by visiting her memorial web page and guest book at www.companionfunerals.com.