Edwards Funeral Home

201 North 12th Street, Fort Smith, AR


Dorothy "Shane" Mae Releford-Green

June 4, 1932October 12, 2019

Dorothy was born on June 4, 1932 to the union of Charlie Releford and Lillian Nickerson Releford. She departed this life on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Valley Springs Nursing Facility in Van Buren, AR with many loved ones surrounding her.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, six brothers and three sisters.

Her surviving roots include six children, Clarence (Pat) Youngblood of Houston TX, Glenda Posey and Donny (Jessie) Youngblood both of Muldrow, OK, Linda (Eddie) Burgess of Vian, OK, Billy Youngblood of Fort Smith, AR, and Phyllis Alexander of Fayetteville, AR; thirty grandchildren; thirty-six great grandchildren; eight great great grandchildren, and a host of extended family and friends.

Dorothy’s home going celebration will be 11 AM, Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Trinity Methodist Church in Muldrow, Oklahoma with burial to follow at Center Point Cemetery in Redland, OK. Visitation will be 6 PM until 8 PM Friday, October 18, 2019 at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel.

Pallbearers will be Ted Lewis Johnson, Ronnie Youngblood, Vernell Benton, James Moton, Stanley Releford and Gary Don Johnson. Honorary pallbearers will be Roy Gene Releford, James Releford, Pete Polk, Terry Youngblood, James K. Youngblood and Steve Moton.

Services are entrusted to Edwards Funeral Home in Fort Smith, Arkansas.


  • Glenda Posey, Daughter
  • Linda Burgess and husband Eddie, Daughter
  • Phyllis Alexander, Daughter
  • Clarence Youngblood and wife Pat, Son
  • Donny Youngblood and wife Jessie, Son
  • Billy Youngblood, Son
  • Charlie and Lillian Nickerson Releford, Parent (deceased)
  • Dorothy was preceded in death by her six brothers and three sisters. Her surviving roots include her thirty grandchildren, thirty-six great grandchildren, eight great great grandchildren, and a host of extended family and friends.

  • Ted Lewis Johnson, Active Pallbearer
  • Ronnie Youngblood, Active Pallbearer
  • Vernel Benton, Active Pallbearer
  • James Moton, Active Pallbearer
  • Stanley Releford, Active Pallbearer
  • Gary Don Johnson, Active Pallbearer
  • Roy Gene Releford, Honorary Pallbearer
  • James Releford, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Mike Rohand, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Terry Youngblood, Honorary Pallbearer
  • James Youngblood, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Steve Moton, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Viewing and Visitation Friday, October 18, 2019
  • Home Going Celebration Saturday, October 19, 2019


Dorothy "Shane" Mae Releford-Green

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Tammie Johnson

October 18, 2019

Aunty you taught me a lot. You help mold me into the woman I am today. Your love was unconditional towards me, you also taught me to love. I learned many of life lessons from you. I will forever cherish our many phone calls, our visits, our conversations, and our many laughs as well as our unbreakable bond. I love you always. Rest easy angel. Give Dunnie, Granny, and uncle Poppa Pete a giant hug and a kiss. You guys walk around Heaven. You will be missed dearly.

Tamara Stace

October 18, 2019

I meet Aunt Shane through James Moton.
I recall first meeting her and thinking what a beautiful smile and felt a calm when with her. I did not have a chance to spend alot of time with her, but will always remember that beautiful smile.