ALBANY -- James Clinton (Jim) Hall died on May 22, 2012, at the Willson Hospice House. Visitation will be held Friday, May 25 at Kimbrell-Stern from 1:30 pm until 2:45 pm, followed by the service at 3:00 pm also at Kimbrell-Stern. The service will be conducted by The Rev. Bryan Haynes with interment in Crown Hill Cemetery following the service. Mr. Hall was born in Brunswick, Georgia on November 12, 1929. He was raised in Berrien County on a farm from the age of 5. He was a graduate of Nashville High School and held an undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia, a law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law, and was a graduate of Northwestern University's School of Banking.
He received an honorable discharge from the US Air Force's Strategic Air Command, having served in North Africa during the Korean Conflict.
In 1956, he joined the Citizens and Southern National Bank in Atlanta (predecessor of Bank of America). In 1960, he was transferred to Albany to serve as Trust Officer. He was later elected Vice President/Trust Officer and at that time, was the youngest vice president and trust officer to obtain that position.
A devoted community leader, Mr. Hall served as President of the Boys' Club of Albany and as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Deerfield School. He was a board member of Darton College Foundation, the Albany YMCA, a member of Friends of Phoebe, and was President of the Albany Kiwanis Club. He was a long-time member of Sherwood Baptist Church, where he served as Finance Chair and Treasurer.
An avid fisherman, golfer and hunter, he also loved his family gatherings at Jekyll Island, Georgia and St. George Island, Florida.
Mr. Hall is survived by his devoted wife, Mary Louise Edwards Hall; his daughter, Mary Kathryn Hall Hawkins; sons, William Henry Hall (Beth) and James Clinton Hall, Jr.; grandchildren, Reedi Hawkins, Jackson Hawkins, Amanda Hall, Hannah Hall, and James C. Hall III, as well as one great-grandson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Willson Hospice House, 320 Foundation Lane, Albany, Georgia 31707 or to Deerfield-Windsor School, 2500 Nottingham Way, Albany, Georgia 31707.
Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors