Edwards Funeral Home has served the families of Fort Smith, Arkansas, and surrounding communities with compassionate funeral care and professional service for 3 generations. We understand that losing a loved one is an emotional and difficult experience, and we are here for you every step of the way.
- Piano/organ on site
- Coffee lounge
- Cremation remembrance jewelry
- Option for home delivery of ashes
Option for mail delivery of ashes
Sent through postal mail service, signature required.
- Scattering assistance
Arrangements by phone or email
Complete funeral planning, including electronic signature, without needing a funeral home visit
- Catered events
Tribute video production
Services available to create a tribute video for the service or obituary from photos and videos.
- Audio and video equipment
- Live music available
- Popular music selections
Other Languages Spoken
- Multicultural funerals
Free Funeral Planning Resources
Funeral planning can seem overwhelming. These guides can help you every step of the way—from choosing between traditional burial planning and cremation, designing a religious ceremony or a celebration of life, and deciding on cemetery property or filing for veteran's benefits.
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Committed to serving Fort Smith
We are a non-denominational funeral home, welcoming families of all faiths, backgrounds and religions. For families who have relocated to the Fort Smith area and wish to have their loved one's service elsewhere, we can also help to arrange for transportation.
As a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers, all our services are designed to help you through one of the most personal and challenging stages of life.
We celebrate life
At Edwards Funeral Home, we believe that every tribute should be as unique as the person it honors, and thus, make it our mission to help families create personalized funerals and memorials. Whether it's a traditional funeral service or a customized Life Well Celebrated® memorialization, we work with you one-on-one to ensure your needs, wishes and budget are met.
We can find inspiration almost anywhere. Was he an avid angler? We can help you create a video slideshow of his best catches and display his prized fishing rods in our chapel. We could even have a catered dinner with all of his favorite seafood.
Did she play bridge every week? Let's create a bridge tournament and distribute personalized playing cards to guests as a keepsake. With a little imagination, we can plan a memorial like no other that reflects the passions and personality of your loved one.
Not everyone knows that there are many cremation options. If you are interested in cremation, our funeral home team can explain the process and discuss your different options. From a direct cremation without a memorial service or a witness cremation to a full funeral service before or after the cremation and more, we help you understand this increasingly common choice—and handle all of the cremation arrangements.
Planning in advance
At Edwards Funeral Home, we also recognize that funeral arrangements and associated expenses can be overwhelming. In addition to assisting during your immediate time of need, we specialize in working with families to plan final arrangements in advance. By preparing these details ahead of time, you provide a sense of relief, peace of mind and comfort to your loved ones while ensuring your wishes are met. We are here to discuss your options should you wish to do so in advance.
Here to serve you
Thank you for considering Edwards Funeral Home for your funeral needs. Please contact us if you need immediate assistance or would like more information about our services. Or, you can stop by our funeral home on North 12th Street to meet our staff or take a tour of our facility.
Delmar D. Edwards and his wife, Hazel, founded Edwards Funeral Home in 1933. With the help of his nephew, J.D. Edwards, Delmar moved to a new facility at 12th and B Streets in 1936. In 1939, a fire destroyed the home and a new facility was built in 1940.
Growth and expansion
In the 70s, the family expanded their care in Crawford County with the addition of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home in Van Buren and the purchase of nearby Fentress Mortuary. Today, Delmar "Butch" Edwards III and his brother, Jim R. Edwards manage Edwards Funeral Home and uphold the tradition of excellent, honest service set forth by their late father Delmar Edwards Jr., their cousin J.D.
At Edwards Funeral Home, we are proud to carry on the proud heritage and high standard of care that began with Delmar Sr.'s vision and leadership.
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"Tim and the rest of the staff were caring and professional throughout the whole process. If we hadn't noticed the sheer quantity of funerals being dealt with (the board showing the rooms was overflow..."See More
"Edwards provided our family a funeral experience that could not have been more supportive during this difficult time. Our family felt that every need was met quickly and efficiently and that having on..."See More
"We didn't have a service. We had my sister cremated. Tami Leaky called me a few days after our appointment and offered to bring the cremains and paperwork to our home due to me being in a wheelchair. ..."See More
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"Edwards Funeral Home is the most outstanding in each and every aspect of dealing with the passing of a loved one. One word attributed to Edwards--perfection."
"I cannot say enough about the experience we had with Edwards. They were receptive to all our needs, even anticipating some. They made a difficult and very sad situation better with their care and co..."See More