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Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home provides the people of Crawford County with quality funeral and cremation services. We believe in treating all of the families who come to us with dignity and respect. We serve all ethnicities and faith backgrounds and work closely with veterans organizations to honor those who have served our country.

A spacious funeral chapel and more

Situated between the cities of Van Buren and Alma, Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home is convenient to all major cemeteries in Crawford County, as well as nearby interstates 40 and 540. The funeral home has a 120-seat chapel, a large family room and 2 large staterooms. There is an open-air atrium in the center of the building that allows natural light to flood the building's interior.

Our mission is to help families create personalized funerals and memorials. This approach keeps us open to traditional religious rites as well as contemporary gatherings that deeply reflect a person's life. That means that whether you want a basic cremation with ashes scattered in a personally meaningful place, a funeral in our chapel with cemetery burial nearby, or a modern celebration of life with live music, favorite foods and a send-off that expresses the passions of yourself or your loved one, we are happy to deliver.

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.

Lean on us

Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home is a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers. As such, we pledge quality, value, caring service and your complete satisfaction.

Call or visit us to learn more about Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home or to get help planning a funeral. Our team is available 24 hours a day.


Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home was established in 1978 by Delmar "Butch" Edwards III and the late J.D. Edwards. Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home is an extension of the original Edwards Funeral Home of Fort Smith, which was established in 1934. 

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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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Interested in learning more? Call us at 479-474-5081 to request a custom quote.

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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.

"They made it very easy to deal with something so hard to deal with."

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September 2020

"My mother had purchased a pre-paid funeral plan from Edwards Van Alma several years ago. She passed away in 2009, and the funeral home handled the arrangements for her funeral. I later purchased a funeral plan for my brother, who was disabled and my was my ward. When he passed, Edwards Van Alma was there to help us again. They were very attentive to our wishes, and everything went smoothly."

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September 2020

"My parents pre-planned mostly and Randy was so prepared, easy transition to final arrangement."

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August 2020

"Si... yes"

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July 2020

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Meet Our Team

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  • Fort Smith Funeral Home Manager -  Edwards Funeral Home

    Jim R Edwards

    General Manager
  • Van Buren Funeral Home Manager -  Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home

    Randall A Smith

  • Van Buren Funeral Home Funeral Director -  Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home

    Gerald V Harris

    Funeral Director
  • Van Buren Funeral Home Funeral Director -  Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home

    Brandy Michelle McKinney

    Funeral Director
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