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FORMER MISS JAMAICA DIES IN FLORIDA!

Evelyn Nalley
Evelyn Nalley—–

Former Miss Jamaica and Miss British Caribbean Evelyn Nalley has passed away.

One of her daughters, Kim Merril, said Nalley had not been well for a few months. She described Nalley, who first came to national prominence as Evelyn Andrade, as a vivacious, happy woman.

“She loved her family, she loved her country of Jamaica, though we hadn’t lived there for many years,” Merril said. “It was always in the back of her heart and her mind to always go home.”

Nalley was married twice, first to popular Jamaican entertainer Anthony Verity and then to businessman Hayne Nalley. The former beauty queen moved to Puerto Rico with her second husband and their family before settling in Winter Haven, Florida, in 1972. Merril said her mother would be cremated.

“She basically wanted her ashes to be put in the ocean,” Merril said. “So that’s what we will be doing. The ocean was always close to her heart.”

In the September 9, 1954 issue of JET magazine, Nalley was featured in the cover story as ‘The beauty queen who snubbed Hollywood’.

 

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