Hal White, half of the creative team behind Jackson institution Hal and Mal's, has died.
He was a staple of this city. Along with his brother, Malcolm, Hal opened Hal and Mal's on Congress Street 28 years ago. For all 28 of those years, he plugged away, turning the family-friendly restaurant into a Jackson landmark. It's a venue that has billed everything from B.B. King to Snoop Dogg, and served as a gathering place for Jacksonians of at least three generations.
Hal suffered a brain aneurysm over the weekend and endured three surgeries since at St. Dominic's. He spent his final days surrounded by loving friends and family.
He is survived by his wife Ann and their three wonderful children Brandi, Taylor and Erica.
The Jackson Free Press sends love and condolences to the White family and joins them in mourning.
Thank you for everything you've done for this city, Hal.