About

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.

History

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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Remember the one you love

Honor the memory of your loved one with cemetery flower placement. You choose the flowers. You choose the months. We do the rest.

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Unable to find an obituary?

Not finding what you are looking for? Search for your loved one's obituary across any of our other locations.

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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.

"This process was painful and hard, but the staff was compassionate and patient with me during the hardest thing I'd ever gone through."

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October 2021

"Very professional"

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September 2021

"Very happy with your service and support you guys the best, lovely people there.. from the beginning to the end.. thank you."

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September 2021

"The total experience I had with Van Alma was everybody was very caring very understanding of what I was going through and let me know to contact them if anything was needed in the future"

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August 2021

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