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Obituary: Georgianna (Hall) Terrell

December 6, 1933 – October 31, 2021

Claremont resident Georgianna (Hall) Terrell died Oct. 31 at the age of 87 from medical complications associated with open heart surgery.

Georgianna was born in Avon, New York, the fourth eldest of 15 children born to Alice G. and William R. Terrell.

In June 1952, following graduation from Caledonia-Mumford High School in Caledonia, New York, she enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. She received an honorable discharge in 1954.

She worked throughout her entire life, primarily in secretarial positions, including as executive secretary for the president of Saks Fifth Avenue in Los Angeles, and as a legal secretary for many years. In 1997 she retired as a legal secretary from the Federal Reserve in Washington, D.C.

She was predeceased by her parents; son, Stanley Mayo Hall, Jr. of Las Vegas; daughter, Vikki Sheree Hall of Las Vegas; and nine siblings.

She is survived by daughter Valerie Lee Terrell-Sayles of Marina del Rey, California; son, Randy Morrow Hall of Las Vegas; thirteen grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; and five siblings, including Veronica Mae Terrell of Pavilion, New York, Mary Alice (Terrell) Pease of Clarkston, Washington, Eric A. Terrell of Portland, Oregon, Anthony E. Terrell of New York, New York, and Gregory Terrell of Rochester, New York.

“Her love of family, her forceful spirit of independence, her pursuit of excellence in all that she attempted, and her unending love for reading and learning will always be in our loving memory of Georgianna,” her family shared.

“Sweet soul Georgianna will be buried at Elmwood Cemetery in Batavia, New York, near her mother and father, and predeceased siblings.”

Family members and relatives are preparing a special tribute to honor her next year on either Mother’s Day or on her birthday, December 6. Cards or special wishes can be directed to Gilmartin Funeral Home, 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020.

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