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About

Considered one of the finest funeral homes in the continental United States when it was completed in 1931, Fentress Mortuary remains an architectural icon in the city of Fort Smith, Arizona. Founded by Oscar and Mae Fentress, the mortuary occupied one of the few buildings constructed solely for use as a funeral home at the time.

Generations of compassionate care

Fentress Mortuary maintains a longstanding relationship with generations of families in Fort Smith and surrounding communities. We understand that losing a loved one is an emotional and difficult experience, and we are committed to providing compassionate care, as well as professional and personal service. We strive to treat everyone like family.

Personalized funerals and memorials

Whether you need a traditional funeral service or a customized celebration of life, we listen to your needs and request and will do everything we can to meet your expectations. We help take care of every detail, no matter how big or how small. From photographs and keepsakes to food and music, a personalized funeral or memorial service can be as simple or elaborate as you desire.

Want an afternoon ice cream social? Or maybe an evening wine and cheese gathering is a better fit. Were you thinking about a disco funeral complete with a glitter ball and a dance contest? If you can imagine it, we can make it happen.

Cremation services

Not everyone knows that there are many cremation options. If you are interested in cremation, the funeral home team can explain the process and 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.

Call or visit us

Fentress Mortuary is a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers. We welcome families of all faiths, backgrounds and religions. Please call or come by to tour our funeral home or speak with a funeral planning specialist.

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100% SERVICE GUARANTEE

At Dignity Memorial, we take our promises seriously. That’s why we offer a 100% service guarantee. We strive to get every detail right the first time, every time. If for some reason we don’t and you’re dissatisfied with any aspect of your service, we will remedy it quickly and fully. Learn about our Dignity Difference benefits.

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Ratings & Reviews

Verified Customer Reviews

Since 2005, many of our customers have taken the time to tell us how we did each year via our Voice of the Customer program. Our star ratings and comments from families come directly from these surveys.

"I highly recommend Fentress Mortuary after experiencing firsthand the patience, kindness, professionalism and attention to detail for the funeral and service arrangements for a loved one. I was so impressed with the beautiful chapel and my aunt's lovely presentation. The memory book, memory folders and all of the other Momentos given to the family were the nicest quality and prettiest I've ever seen."

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer

July 2020

"Everyone at Fentress was so nice, and so professional. They really seemed to connect with everyone involved, and they don't feel like strangers. Anything I needed that might have been an odd request they still met my needs. I am very pleased with my experiences here."

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer

August 2019

"MY HUSBAND & I BOTH HAVE PREARRANGED PLANS FOR OUR SERVICES AT FENTRESS. THE STAFF IS WONDERFUL - KIND & HELPFUL."

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer

February 2019

"MY PARENTS HAD MADE PREARRANGEMENTS MORE THAN 20 YEAR AGO."

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer

February 2019

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  • Fort Smith Funeral Home Manager -  Edwards Funeral Home

    Jim R Edwards

    General Manager
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