Mrs. Minnie Bell Blake September 20, 2012 Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie Bell Blake,74, were held at 2 p.m., September 22, 2012 at Center Grove Baptist Church. Rev. Joel Hudson and Rev. Eddie Dodd officiated. Burial followed in Center Grove Cemetery.

A resident of Ackerman, Mrs. Blake was a factory worker and a member of Center Grove Baptist Church. She died Thursday, September 20, 2012 at Pioneer Community Hospital of Choctaw in Ackerman.

Survivors include her husband Joe Ray Blake, daughters Jerry Jackson (Jack) of Ackerman, Jo Ann King (Mike) of Water Valley, sisters Louise Cooper of Eupora and Addie Sheppherd of Mathiston, five grandsons and one great grandson. Memorials may be made to Center Grove Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.

Coleman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To visit the family registry, visit

Michael E. Hunt

Michael E. Hunt, age 81, passed away May 16, 2012 in Biloxi.

Michael was born on August 1, 1930 in Louisville, MS. He graduated from and played basketball at Calhoun High School. Early in life he worked as a butcher and worked for General Motors. As he grew older he owned and operated Hunt Realty in Diamondhead and Woods Realty in Long Beach. His hobbies included playing bridge and poker, being outdoors, fishing, and traveling.

He was a member of the American Contract Bridge League, and was a Master Bridge Player once playing across from Omar Sharif.

Michael was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel Harvey Hunt and Bessie Mae VanLandingham.

He is survived by his children, Steve Hunt, Valerie Hunt Durmesevich, Jeff Hunt, Bryan Hunt, and Kate Hunt Myers; 11 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm, Friday, September 28, 2012 at Hopewell Baptist Church in McCool, MS. Riemann Family Funeral Home, Biloxi assisted the family with arrangements. Tributes may be shared at PAID OBITUARY