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Tommie Olene Scott

Tommie Olene Scott, age 91, of Mena, Arkansas died Sunday, November 3, 2019 at her home. She was born on Sunday, July 22, 1928 to Tom and Essie Copeland Ratliff in Hollis, Oklahoma.

Tommie was a humble woman of the Baptist faith who was generous of heart and loved southern Gospel music. She was a hard worker throughout her life and held many varying jobs, but her favorite was her dog grooming business and showing Belgian Sheepdogs and Rottweilers. Tommie also enjoyed teaching 4H children how to train dogs and she served as a judge on their events. Everyone loved her pot roast, German chocolate cake, and homemade fudge. She liked to do puzzles and was always up for a game of cards. She was very proud to have raised five wonderful daughters on her own, and the big happy family that they had all created. One thing is for certain, she loved God and her family with all her heart. Tommie was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and a great friend and will be missed by all who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her parents; one son, Kenneth Wayne Scott; one son in law, Robert Tolbert; two brothers, Charlie Ratliff and George Ratliff; and one brother in law, Fred Baker.

Tommie is survived by her five daughters and sons in law, Melody and Milton Brooks of Nunley, Arkansas, Pam and Dennis Osterson of Mena, Arkansas, Barbara Tolbert of Shamrock, Texas, Diana Scott of Mena, and Sherry and Earl Rutter of Mena; two sisters and son in law, Sonya and Dickie Cummins of Hollis, Oklahoma, and Shirley Baker of Englewood, Ohio; two sisters in law, Donnie Ratliff of Hollis, Oklahoma, and Genevieve Ratliff of Waco, Texas; twenty-four grandchildren, Loyd Brooks, Melissa Brooks, Tommy and Michelle Brooks, Kevin Osterson, Kathy Osterson, Kelly Hickmon, Reid Hickmon, Kenny and Misha Tolbert, Gwen Mitchel, Bobby and Brittney Tolbert, Debbie Tolbert, Lee Tolbert, Daven and Maureen Martin, Glen and Dana Martin, Christopher Martin, Cassie Chavez, Jerry Chavez, and Catrina and Charlie Blasy; thirty-two great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

A graveside service was held on Friday, November 8, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Cherry Hill Cemetery with Brother Russell Threet officiating. A visitation was held Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena.

Pallbearers were Chris Martin, Daven Martin, Glen Martin, Jake Eads, Kevin Osterson, and Tommy Brooks.

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