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Julia Fae Kelley Harmon

June 27, 1929 — April 4, 2022

Julia Fae Kelley Harmon, 92 of Desha passed away Monday, April 4, 2022.  She was born June 27, 1929 in Locust Grove, Arkansas to John C. and Lois Dishongh Kelley.    She was a retired school teacher with 31 years of service at Desha Schools.  She was a longtime member of Desha First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; infant daughter, Jill Harmon; sister, Helen Kelley Bates and a brother, Bennie Joe Kelley.

Survivors include her husband of 71 years, Mac Harmon of the home; daughters, Kathy Ferguson (Mike) of Cherokee Village and Cynthia Murphree (David) of Silex, Missouri; grandsons, Dave Murphree  Jr.  (Lauri) of Lake St. Louis, Missouri and Brock Ferguson (Kristen) of Jonesboro; great grandchildren, Lawson and  Jackson Murphree and their mother Diane,  Chanie Lindsey, Graham, Sloan, and Mac Ferguson; three great great grandchildren, Trip, Ellie and Kallyn; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Graveside services will be Saturday, April 9, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at the Alderbrook Cemetery at Desha with Bro. Josh Swinea officiating.  Arrangements are by Qualls Batesville Funeral Service.

Visitation will be Friday, April 8, 2022 from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Honorary pallbearers are her grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Desha First Baptist Church Scholarship or Music Fund P.O. Box 129 Desha, AR 72527.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, April 8, 2022

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Qualls-Batesville Funeral Service

546 Harrison Street, Batesville, AR 72501

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Graveside Service

Saturday, April 9, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Alderbrook Cemetery

, Desha, AR 72527

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