Funeral and cremation

Edwards Funeral Home

How may we help you?

Edwards Funeral Home has served the families of Fort Smith, Arkansas, and surrounding communities with compassionate funeral care and professional service for 3 generations.


  • Catered Receptions
  • Funeral Celebrants
  • Chapel

We celebrate life

At Edwards Funeral Home, we believe that every person's life deserves to be celebrated in a unique way. Our team is skilled at creating one-of-a-kind tributes that celebrate a person's passions and personality.

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? We can have a bridge tournament and give guests personalized playing cards as a keepsake. With a little imagination, we can plan a memorial like no other.

Whether it's a traditional funeral service or a customized celebration of life, we will listen to your needs and wishes and do everything we can to meet your expectations.

Committed to serving you

Signage at Edwards Funeral HomeWe serve families of all faiths, backgrounds, and religions and are proud to be a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers. For families who have relocated to the Fort Smith area and wish to have their loved one's service elsewhere, we can arrange for transportation.

Stop by our funeral home on North 12th Street to meet our staff or take a tour of our facility. Please call us for any reason at all. We're here for you.


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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