Nora Polston Arbuckle

September 27, 1932January 7, 2011

Nora Arbuckle of McGregor died Friday afternoon, January 7, 2011, at the age of 78. Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Monday, January 10, 2011, at Cole Funeral Home Chapel, 1113 West Fifth Street, McGregor with Rev. David Thompson officiating. Interment will follow in McGregor Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8 P.M. Sunday at Cole Funeral Home.

Mrs. Arbuckle was born September 27, 1932, in McGregor, Texas, the daughter of the late Jesse Melton and Luddie (Gilliland) Polston. She attended McGregor High School. On November 12, 1955, she married J.W. Arbuckle in Waco, Texas. After fifty-two years of marriage, he preceded her in death April 11, 2008. Much of her life was spent as a secretary. She was employed by McGregor Milling and Grain and Smead Manufacturing. After devoting many years to the secretarial profession, she retired in 2003. Throughout her life, she enjoyed shopping and traveling. Her favorite trips include those to Louisiana with her family and friends. She was a member of College Avenue Baptist Church and a forty-four year member of the Bryant Oliver Post of the American Legion Auxiliary in McGregor.

Also preceding her in death were brothers, Andrew Marcus “Pete” Polston, Virgil Polston, Williard Polston; sisters, Nancy Ellen Lassiter, Julia Polston and Willie Bubert.

Survivors include a daughter, Jennifer Arbuckle of McGregor; a brother, Jesse W. Polston and wife Lila Ruth of Whitehouse and many nieces and nephews.

For those desiring, the family has suggested the McGregor Ambulance Association in care of Mynette Taylor 311 South Main Street, McGregor, Texas 76657 or McGregor Volunteer Fire Department in care of Ronnie Moe Spradley, 213 South Van Buren, McGregor, Texas 76657 for memorial contributions.


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Debbie Woodhurst (Truehitt)

January 10, 2011

My prayers go out for your family. Nora has a light that will shine on forever.

January 10, 2011

Jennifer, I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother. I always saw her as a happy and friendly person. Cherish the memories.

Glenda Bartels

Dale Evers

January 10, 2011

I have enjoyed knowing your mother, father and you through the years. You all have been special friends through the years and I count it an honor to have known the family.
My thoughts are with you at this time. Blessing to you!

January 10, 2011


Johnny and I just found out today about you're Mom. We are so sorry that you are having to go through this. You are in our prayers and if you need anything please let us know. Take care
Johnny and Donna Bradshaw

Kenneth & Sandra Hartsell

January 9, 2011

Jennifer, This was so sudden. Our heart & prayers go out to you & the family. If there is anything we can do, please let us know. We are so sorry. All our love, Kenneth & Sandra Rest in peace, dear freind.

Ann Webb-Zimmerman

January 9, 2011

Jennifer, words can't express how sorry I am for your loss. Your mom and dad were always so nice & thoughtful. Sorry we can't be there at the funeral, know mother would like to be.
Ann Webb Zimmerman and Gladys (Maude) Plunkett Webb - Marlin, TX

Debbie Leland

January 9, 2011

Jen, please forgive me for not seeing you in person...I said my goodbyes to Nora as I fixed her hair at Cole's. I will miss her and her laughter so much. I am sad for myself and for you...I loved her and Nancy and they've been a part of my life just forever and always will. You are very much in my thoughts and prayers. If you should need anything that I can do, you know I'm not far away! LOVE you too!!! Take care!

Julie Oswald Neal

January 9, 2011

I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. She was always so friendly. Every time I saw her she was quick with a smile. I wish you strength and peace. You are in our prayers.

Candy Lewallen

January 9, 2011

Jennifer and family I cannot put into words how I feel at this time for your loss. Nora has touched many lives through all her friendship over the years and she will be truely missed by all.

Loretta Stephens/Schiller

January 9, 2011

Jennifer, your mother was a part of my life growing up. She was my sister's best friend and I saw her often. I remember going out to the big house, in the country, and visiting with all of the family. Your Mom and Nancy were so close and it's so hard for you have lost them both in so short a period. Nora was such a great person and she will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved her.. My most sincere sympathy for your loss.
Loretta ( Stephens) Schiller