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Rheda Hall, the first lady of the All American Fun Park, has died

Rheda Hall

Rheda Hall

ALBANY, Ga. — Rheda Hall, half of the fun-filled duo that has run Albany’s All American Fun Park for decades, has died. She was 79.

Hall succumbed to health problems Tuesday at her home, funeral officials confirmed.

Hall and her husband, Robert, were the faces of the Fun Park, which for years was affiliated with Putt-Putt before the Halls rechristened the park on North Slappey near the Liberty Expressway as the All American Fun Park.

In a 2010 “On the Job” interview with The Albany Herald, Rheda Hall recounted her early days working, remembering how, even at an early age, she liked being an entrepreneur.

“When I was in the second grade, I worked as a peach grader for 25 cents an hour. The worst part was when they dumped the peaches and the fuzz would get all over you. It itches like crazy. I found out I loved to make my own money,” she said.

When asked about her business decisions, Hall said that she’d stick with a lot of the decisions she’s made, that there are some that should would take another look at.

“If I have it to do over again, I think I would be a little less conservative with some of my earlier business decisions. But overall, I’m really happy with what we’ve done,” Hall said.

When asked about what traits business leaders have to have to be successful, Hall answered with hesitation.

“Honesty, integrity and a love for people,” she said.

Services for Rheda Hall have been set for 3 p.m. Thursday at Lakeside Baptist Church on North Jefferson Street.

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jglass 1 year, 4 months ago

I heard she was given only a short time to live. I know she will be missed. God bless her family!!!!

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D_Zaster 1 year, 4 months ago

Albany just lost a very special lady, and Heaven has gained a sweet angel!

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sholloway5 1 year, 4 months ago

A truly fine lady that left her mark on many a SW GA youth. Many teenagers can credit Rheda with their first job. God bless you Ms Hall and thanks for the memories.

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lkapcar 1 year, 4 months ago

R.I.P. Mrs. Hall. My son, Brian Polson, worked there for many years and was very fond of the Halls. Prayers for the family

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RedEric 1 year, 4 months ago

A beautiful life lived beautifully.

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VSU 1 year, 4 months ago

This is so sad, I had gone there for several years playing Putt Putt and video games. She was one of the nicest and friendliest persons you've ever had the pleasure of knowing. To say she will be missed is a huge understatement.

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