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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.

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

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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.

"We always feel like family being cared for by family at Edward's Van-Alma."

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March 2021

"Wonderful , kind, and compassioate people"

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January 2021

"Randy is absolutely amazing so grateful for him and the way that he has and continues to take care of our family."

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January 2021

"Randy Smith and the staff at Edwards Van-Alma has helped my family many times over the years. It was a comfort to me to have Randy help recently with the arrangements for my mother. I would recommend Edwards Van-Alma without reservation."

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