Funeral services for Sybil Lynn Looney, 96, of Wills Point, were held Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at Allan Fuller Funeral Home Chapel in Wills Point with Pastor Fred Cooper officiating. Interment followed at Myrtle Springs Cemetery.
She passed away Monday evening, Feb. 27, 2017, in Wills Point.
Shel was born Jan. 17, 1921, in Madill, Okla., the daughter of Lonnie and Edith Baughman. She was raised in Grand Saline and later moved to Myrtle Springs, where she had lived most of her life. She married James Guy Looney and he passed away on Feb. 27, 1965 and exactly fifty-two years later on the same date, she passed away. She was formerly employed by Locust Grove Nursing Home south of Wills Point and Anderson Nursing Home in Grand Saline. In 1985, she opened her own restaurant, Sybil’s Country Kitchen in Myrtle Springs, retiring in January 2017. She enjoyed writing poems and songs. She was a member of Myrtle Springs Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lonnie and Edith Baughman; husband, James Guy Looney; son, Phillip Looney and six sisters, Dolly Geddie, Nina Rosamond, Marie Willoughby, Beulah Willoughby, Pearl Simpson and Murl Simpson.
She is survived by three sons, Edward Looney and wife, Vicki, of Wills Point, James Looney and wife, Johnnie, of Edgewood and Ricky Lynn Looney and wife, Ronda, of Wills Point; two daughters, Nancy Martin and husband, Herman, of Wills Point and Valta J. Gibbons and husband, Nick, of Wills Point; daughter-in-law, Cecelia Looney, of Wills Point; sister, Juanita Broyles, of Tyler; seven grandchildren, Daniel Martin, Kevin Martin, Tommy Looney, Jason Chad Looney, Jeffery Looney, Misty Dawn Jackson and Angel Turner; ten great-grandchildren, Brandon Martin, Trevor Looney, Jacob Looney, Andrew Looney, Lance Turner, Chase Jackson, Heidi Martin, Brittany Martin, Jaylee Jackson and Hope Turner and one great-great grandson, Jet Jackson.
Pallbearers were Kevin Martin, Jason Chad Looney, Tommy Looney, Jeffery Looney, Brandon Martin and Trevor Looney.
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