STEPHENVILLE—Funeral services for Tommie Ruth Tate, 74, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at Stephenville Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Oak Dale Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, at Stephenville Funeral Home.

Tommie was born in Erath County, Texas to the late Homer C. and Sarah Marie Russell Tate. She spent thirty years working for the Texas Department of Agriculture in the Seed Lab and thirteen years teaching in Santa Anna, Joshua, Tolar, and Maypearl. For thirty-five years Tommie tutored children at the Fosters Home in Stephenville, and worked as a greeter at Walmart. She was a member of the Methodist Church.

Tommie is survived by her brothers, Bobby Tate, and Johnny and wife Kathy Tate; sister, Lou Ann Howell; nieces, Nikki and husband Steve Callaway, Brandi and husband Wesley Nelson, and Amber and husband Les Branson; nephews, Robert and wife Rani Tate, Bret Tate, and Ryan and wife Kelly Tate; great nephews and great nieces, Zach Nelson, Aaron Callaway, Brady Nelson, Sarah Callaway, Tate Branson, Ben Montoya Taylor Branson, Bethany Tate, Kynzi Callaway, Telese Branson, Riley Tate, Luke Tate, and Samuel Tate; and friend, Helen Anderson.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Jackie Tate and Jimmy Tate; sisters, Linda Tate, Francis Ann Tate, and Betty Jean Tate; half-brothers, J. D. Tate, Carroll Tate, Lee Evan Tate, and Bill Tate, and Cecil Tate; half-sisters, Isla Tate and Shirlene Causey

Online condolences may be made at