Maggie Irene Cole Hall, 79, of Bay Minette, former resident of Atmore, died Monday, May 7, 2007 in Bay Minette.

She was an owner of Hall’s Grocery and Hall’s Drive-In in Atmore and Gulf Shores. She was born in Escambia County to the late James Anderson and Ida Simmons Cole Dec. 10, 1927. Among other things, Irene was well known for her bottomless Coffee Pot, her mile-high biscuits, love of flowers and especially in the last years, her sweet spirit.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Hall and an infant son, Jerry Michael Hall.

Survivors include a daughter, Debbie (Larry) Williams of Bay Minette; a son, Jim (Lavon) Hall of Punta Gorda, FL; two step-daughters, Jean (Bill) Sauls of Columbia, S.C., and Dannie (David) Bradley of Stockton; sister, Ruth Marshall of Atmore; several grand children and great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Services were held Wednesday, May 9 at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ron McGhee officiating. Burial followed at Booneville Baptist Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Jim Hall Jr., Jon Morris, Ricky Luker, Scotty Flowers, Tal Black and Dr. Rodney Owens.

Arrangements were made by Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Atmore.