Mike Arbuckle
Thursday, 10AM


(Rockdale) Mike Arbuckle, 61 of Wichita Falls, died Thursday at his home. Services are 10AM today at Phillips and Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale, with burial to follow in IOOF Cemetery. Mr. Arbuckle was born in Rockdale and lived in Wichita Falls the past 12 years, having moved there from Caldwell. Survivors include:

Sons:
       Nathan Arbuckle
       Michael Arbuckle, both of Caldwell

Daughters:
       Jessica Arbuckle of Wichita Falls
       Rashel Arbuckle of Caldwell

Brother:
       Darrel Arbuckle of Rockdale

Sisters:
       Bobbie Wobus of Rockdale
       Brenda Walker of Milano

17 grandchildren also survive.
Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale will be in charge of arrangements.


Frank Buster Fox, Jr.
Thursday, 2PM


(Cameron) Burial Services for Frank Buster Fox, Jr., 69 of Lake Jackson, will be 2PM today in Marlow Cemetey in Cameron. Mr. Fox was born in Indiana and served as a Corpsman in the US Navy from 1964-70. He retired from Dow after 40 years as an EH&S technician. He was also a member and historian for the American Legion Post 306. Survivors include:

Wife:
       Brenda Burnett Fox

Children:
       Kara Fox
       Matthew Hoelscher and wife Natalie

Sisters:
       Carole Schneider
       Janice Bonner

2 nieces, 2 nephews, and many great nieces and nephews also survive.
Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.


Larry Bill Pirkle
Thursday, 2PM


(ROSEBUD) Larry Bill Pirkle, 65 of Rosebud, died Sunday at a Waco Hospice. Services will be held at 2PM today in Cook-Gerngross-Green-Patterson Funeral Home in Rosebud with burial to follow in Powers Chapel Cemetery near Rosebud. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service. Mr. Pirkle was born in Fort Worth, he grew up in Irving, and lived most of his life in Whitney and Rosebud. He worked as a Diesel Mechanic for Darr Equipment in Waco and for American Airlines. He was a member of Transport Workers Union of America and Cedar Springs Baptist Church where he was a song leader. Survivors include:

Wife:
       Clara Lee Pirkle of Rosebud

Daughters:
       Sherry Minor
       Tracy Smith
       Rona Papendorf, all of Waco
       Hope Young of Denton

Mother:
       Janet Rogers of TN

Step mother:
       Sandy Pirkle of Marlin

Brother:
       Raymond Pirkle of NY

Sisters:
       Sharon Howeth of Fort Worth
       Lynn Donely of Lewisville
       Charlotte Rogers
       Jody Denny
       Robin Lloyd, all of Virginia
       Kim Link of TN

8 Grandchildren and 4 Great Grandchildren also survive.
Cook-Gerngross-Green-Patterson Funeral Home in Rosebud will be in charge of arrangements.


Robert Gene Borden
Friday, 2PM


(ROSEBUD) Robert Gene Borden, 58 of Iola, formerly of Rosebud, died Saturday at his home. Services will be held at 2PM Friday at Cook-Gerngross-Green-Patterson Funeral Home in Rosebud. Mr. Borden was born in Rosebud and graduated from Rosebud-Lott High School. He had lived in Iola for the past 33 years. He worked for the Major Oak Power Plant in Bremond. Survivors include:

Wife:
       Robin Borden of Iola

Daughter:
       Nikki Williams of Iola

Son:
       Justin Vickers of Austin

Brother:
       John Nelson Borden of Rosebud

Sister:
       Patsy Whittaker of Jasper

5 Grandchildren also survive.
Cook-Gerngross-Green-Patterson Funeral Home in Rosebud will be in charge of arrangements.


Robert August "Bob" Loehr
Saturday, 11AM


(Rockdale) Robert August "Bob" Loehr, 86 of Rockdale, died Friday at his home. Services are 11AM Saturday at Milam County Cowboy Church in Rockdale. Mr. Loehr was born in Rockdale and served in the US Coast Guard from 1948-1952 and in the Reserves until 1957. After moving to Rockdale in 1968, he worked in Mechanical Maintenance at ALCOA. He was a member of Rockdale Roping and Cutting Club, Rockdale Knights of Columbus, Texas Senior Pro Rodeo Association, National Old Timers Rodeo Association, American Quarter Horse Association, Rockdale VFW, Rockdale American Legion, and served on the Board of Directors for Rockdale Federal Credit Union and Southwest Milam Water Supply Corporation. Survivors include:

Daughters:
       Susan Boner & husband Layne of Bellville
       Mary Lou Loehr of Cameron

Brothers:
       Donald J. Loehr & wife Meldan of Turkey
       Joey Loehr of Pennsylvania

Sisters:
       Doris Silence of New York
       Grace Strauss of Mississippi

4 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren also survive.
Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale will be in charge of arrangements.


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