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.
- Recently renovated
Flexible chapel space
Our chapel can be used for hosting your religious events
- Piano/organ on site
- Cremation viewing suite
- Option for home delivery of ashes
Option for mail delivery of ashes
Sent through postal mail service, signature required.
Arrangements by phone or email
Complete funeral planning, including electronic signature, without needing a funeral home visit
- Large reception area
Tribute video production
Services available to create a tribute video for the service or obituary from photos and videos.
- Audio and video equipment
- Popular music selections
- Intimate reception area
Services available to coordinate visitation or viewing at a private residence
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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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.
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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"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 fun..."See More
"My parents pre-planned mostly and Randy was so prepared, easy transition to final arrangement."
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"I knew immediately that I could trust the staff of Edwards Van-Alma during the worst of times. They eased the burden of decision making by explaining the process clearly and concisely; while facilitat..."See More
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"Randy, Brandy and Davine were so helpful and kind. Our family tragedy, in the middle of this pandemic, was made easier by these sweet and kind souls."