Julie Arlene Younes, age 88, of Harrison, passed away Tuesday, January 21, 2020. The daughter of John K. and Nellie (Pierce) Hefley, was born June 7, 1931, at Western Grove, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Johnny Younes; her brothers, William Finley, Hosea, and John Hefley; her sisters, Ola Nichols, Edra Arl Hefley, Stella Harrison, Vellah Zukowski, and Patricia Gunn.
Julie was a member of the First Baptist Church in Harrison. She was also a member of the Women's Civic Club, the Women's Book Club, and the Twentieth Century Club. Julie always worked alongside her husband, Johnny in all of their business ventures, which included the Harrison Sale Barn, Modern Parts, Montgomery Ward, a grocery store, and raising cattle on their farm in Bellefonte.
Julie is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Jim Echols of Fort Smith, Arkansas, and LeAnn and Earl Johnson of Harrison, Arkansas; her granddaughters and their spouses, Shelly and Charles Martin and Vicky and Jeremy Ezell; her grandson and his wife, Kevin and Rachel Johnson; four great-granddaughters; two great-grandsons; and a host of other family and friends.
The funeral was 11:00 AM, Friday, January 24, 2020, at Roller-Christeson Funeral Home, with Brother Rob Davis officiating. Visitation was an hour before the service.
Interment was in Maplewood Cemetery.
The family would like to thank Julie's faithful and loving caregivers, Susan Westbrook, Whitney Hudson, Nila Stevens, Home Instead manager, Michelle Hirsh, and NARMC-EMS Jason Moshier and staff.
Pallbearers were Tim Crunkleton, Kevin Johnson, Charles Martin, Jim Echols, Jason Moshier, and Jim Ferrari.
Honorary pallbearers were Earl Johnson and Jeremy Ezell.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214-0800; the Ozark Humane Society, 5147 Rock Springs Road W, Harrison, AR 72601; or a charity of your choice.