Edwards Funeral Home

201 North 12Th Street, Fort Smith, AR


Debra Jane Gunselman

March 8, 1954November 4, 2019
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Debra Jane Gunselman, 65, of Barling passed from this life November 4, 2019 in Barling. She was born March 8, 1954, in Cambridge, England, to Gerald and Barbara Redding. Debra had worked as a clerk for St. Edward Mercy Medical Center and was a long time member at Grand Avenue Baptist Church. Debra enjoy spending her free time reading, sewing and crocheting. She enjoyed traveling, especially going to Branson and going to the beach. Debra is survived by her husband Ray; her children, son Christopher Eugene Anderson and his wife Amy of Virginia Beach, Virginia, son Benjamin Troy Anderson and his wife Sarah of Barling, daughter Megan Lee Beane and her husband Jerry of Van Buren, son Eric Ray Gunselman and his wife Janette of Fort Smith and son Wesley Byron Gunselman and his wife Jane of Fort Worth; her mother Barbara Ann Redding of Fort Smith, her sisters Susan Hope and Judy Johnston and her husband David, all of Fort Smith; her brother David Redding and his wife Lisa of Van Buren; her mother-in-law Patricia Gunselman, as well as 13 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father. Funeral services will be 10:00am Friday, November 8, 2019 at Grand Avenue Baptist Church. The Family will greet friends from 5:00 to 7:00pm Thursday, November 7, 2019 at Edwards Funeral Home. Honorary pallbearers will be her sons, Christopher, Benjamin, Eric and Wesley. Services are under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Grand Avenue Baptist Missions Ministry, 3900 Grand Avenue, Fort Smith, Arkansas 72904. To leave an online memory, visit www.edwardsfuneralhome.com.


  • Grand Avenue Baptist Missions Ministry


  • Visitation Thursday, November 7, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, November 8, 2019


Debra Jane Gunselman

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Janis Skaggs

November 6, 2019

I am deeply saddened by Debbie’s passing. She was a light to her family with her smiles and kindness. Forever working hard to meet the challenge s life throws at us. Rest In Peace Debbie is my Prayer for you . Forever shining your light for the path you leave for the wonderful family and legacy you leave behind . The Lord has you now my friend 🌸🌻🌺

Easy Barber

November 5, 2019

Ray - so sorry to learn of Debra's passing. My thoughts are with you, my friend ...