Mary Looney Obituary

Mary Frances Nowlin Looney, age 74, of Board Camp, Arkansas passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at her home surrounded by loved ones. She was born on Friday, July 18, 1947, to James William Nowlin and Nell Rose (Mosley) Nowlin in El Dorado, Arkansas. She married Alton M. Looney, February 23,1968 in Little Rock, Arkansas.


Mary was a loving Christian woman who loved Jesus and believed in the power of prayer. Her family knew her as a fierce prayer warrior. She was a member of the Midway Freewill Baptist Church. Mary was a homemaker and loved getting to spend time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She never missed an event or awards ceremony if she could help it. She loved watching her grandkids play basketball, and if they wasn’t playing she would watch the Razorbacks. Mary liked to camp, go walking, work her puzzle books, figure finances and watch her hollyhocks grow. She was a devoted wife, mother, daughter, and grandmother and leaves her family with an endless supply of happy memories.


She is preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Jimmy Nowlin and Gary Nowlin.


She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Alton Looney of Board Camp; two sons and daughters in law, James and Cynthia Looney of Acorn, and Joe and Brenda Looney of Board Camp; one daughter and son in law, Rosalee and Ivan Bates of Acorn; two brothers, Carl Nowlin and wife Lizzy of Mabelville, Arkansas, and Bruce Nowlin and wife Jeanie of Little Rock; ten grandchildren; ten great grandchildren and two more on the way; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.


A funeral service for Mary will be held on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 2:00 PM at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena, Arkansas with Brother Troy Denton officiating. Interment will follow at the Board Camp Cemetery in Board Camp, Arkansas under the direction of Bowser Family Funeral Home. A visitation will be held on Monday, May 30, 2022 at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel from 6:00 to 8:00 PM in Mena, Arkansas.


Pallbearers will be Justin Wagner, Cody Shores, Brison Darling, Levi Craft, Avery Wood, Isaac Buckley, Nathaniel Looney, Joseph Looney, Gage Goff, Ray Ezell, Chris Pinto, and Dewayne DeFluiter.


Honorary Pallbearers will be Ravan Wagner, Chelsee Shores, Brooke Bates, Kimberlin Craft, Briana Wood, Jessica Buckley, Morgan Looney, Brittany Goff, Jeanie Nowlin, April Frazier, Melissa Ezell, and the Elite Hospice Staff.


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