OBITUARIES 5/19/2015

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Pattie Sue Baker
COURTLAND––Pattie Sue Baker, 75, died Friday, May 15, 2015 at her home.

Graveside services were held Saturday at Eureka Private Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by the family.

Mrs. Baker was born in Pontotoc County on May 13, 1940, and employed at Holley Carburetors for 24 years before retiring. She was a  homemaker and a member of Eureka Methodist Church.
Survivors include: her husband: Charlie C. Baker; one son: Charlie Gaines Baker (Melissa); one daughter: Susan Denise Baker; two grandchildren Sarah Ashton Baker and  Gaines Brennan Baker; and one sister Ruby Jean Oswalt.

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The family asks that  memorial contributions in lieu of flowers be made to Eureka Private Cemetery, 3129A Bell Road, Courtland, Miss. 38620. 

Cornelia Mothershed Gates
CRENSHAW––Cornelia Mothershed Gates, 88, died May 16, 2015, at her residence.  
Gates was a member of the Explorer Bible Study in Batesville.  She taught school for 37 years having taught in the Crenshaw Public Schools and the Tunica Institute of Learning.  She was a member of the Crenshaw United Methodist Church.

Services were held Monday at Crenshaw United Methodist Church. Burial followed in Longtown Cemetery. Pate-Jones Funeral Home in Senatobia had charge of the arrangements.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Parker Gates III.  Survivors include: daughter, Gayle Gates of Crenshaw; her son Parker Gates of Madison; her brother, John Milton Mothershed of Batesville; four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to her church or the Alzheimer’s Association.

Jean-Louis Fabo
COLUMBUS, Ga.––Jean-Louis Fabo, 50, died Saturday, May 9, 2015, in Phenix City, Ala., He was the husband of April Wright Fabo of Batesville.

Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary in Batesville. Pastor Zannie Leland will officiate. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary. Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery in Courtland. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge.

Fabo was born June 4, 1964, to the late Paul Fabo and Betty Mitchell Fabo, in the town of Kinshasa on the Congo River. He and his brother were sent to the United States to live with their uncle, Dr. J. Christopher Mitchell in Mobile, because of civil and political unrest in what is now The Republic of Benin Fabo was an heir in a royal tribal line. He graduated from Toulminville High School in Mobile in 1982.  In 1987, he graduated from Portland State University, and later obtained his Master’s Degree from Troy University in 2012. He spent over 20 years serving his country in the United States Army. After retiring from the military, he served 15 years on the police forces of Atlanta and Columbus, Ga. He joined the Montgomery Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club in 2009. He was a youth counselor at United Methodist Home and a member of the local Shriners and was a member of Kappa Alpha Psi, and a Mason.

Survivors along with his wife include: two sons, Jean-Paul Fabo and Ethan Forest, both of Batesville and Alexander Fabo of Portland.