OBITUARY

Margaret Lucille "Lucy" Anderson Altes

August 13, 1929November 7, 2011

Margaret Lucille “Lucy” Anderson Altes departed this life November 7, 2011 to be with the Lord. She was born August 13, 1929 to James Thomas and Elizabeth Anderson. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert “Bob” Lonzo Altes and her beloved son Gregory Kevin Altes. She was a lifelong resident of Fort Smith and Founder of Altes Sanitation. She was a member of Haven Heights Baptist Church.

She is survived by her loving companion Bill Heyn, a son Denny and his wife Susan of Fort Smith and son Ricky and his wife Laura of Van Buren; her grandchildren Bobby of Fort Smith, Ana of Baltimore, MD, Sarah Bible of Houston, Melissa Johnson of Fort Smith, her brother Willie Anderson and sister Edna Butler both of Fort Smith, four great grandchildren and thousands of loving friends.

Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Friday, November 11th at Haven Heights Baptist Church with burial to follow at Forest Park Cemetery with the Reverend Neal Prock officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Fentress Mortuary of Fort Smith.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Altes, Mike Altes, Wayne Peerson, Ronnie Moore, Bruce Foster, Kurt Terry, Roger Skinner, and Eric Heyn.

Visitation will be 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM Thursday, November 10th at the funeral home.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, November 10, 2011
  • Funeral Service Friday, November 11, 2011
REMEMBERING

Margaret Lucille "Lucy" Anderson Altes

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December 16, 2011

Our deepest sympathies to Bill, Denny, Ricky and all their families at the loss of our dear friend of over 25 years, Ms. Lucy. We didn't know of her passing until today (12/16/11), when I found her obituary by accident on the citywire website. The memory of the wittiest, most kind, and hardest working woman we've ever know is forever etched in our hearts, may she finally be getting the rest she so deserves. Kenny & Lou Kershner (Silk & Steel Band & Songbird Karaoke & DJ / Swingin' Doors Club)

November 11, 2011

Denny, so sorry to hear of the death of your mother. Please know you and the family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Max Snowden & Ann Patterson
Little Rock

Steve Cattaneo

November 11, 2011

I'll remember Lucy as a warm and loving person. Also, a heck of a lot of fun. We had a blast growing up on old 271; the race track and the garbage routes. Fond memories! God be with you.

Kim Bercher

November 11, 2011

"Miss Lucy" was a small business owner that would not be defeated.....not by anyone or anything.....I thought 40 years ago that she was the greatest inspiration for a small businesss owner I had ever seen. I feel the same way today. We ALL Loved Lucy.

Daryl Anderson

November 11, 2011

My thoughts and Prayers are with you all. I have not seen you all in a long time. I always thought of Lucy and Greg because I knew you two the best. Even to this day when I travel hwy 45 where the business was I think of you all and Lucy"s beautiful smile and kind voice.

Raymond Minkle

November 11, 2011

Thank you for all you gave to Fort Smith and its citizens. You were a "first lady of the Fort" and represented the best of what people can be when they are totally dedicated to God, Family, Friends and their community. I did not get to know Lucy like I would have liked but am grateful that her grandson will soon be my neighbor and get to see how her legacy continues to live on.

Carma Davis

November 11, 2011

My dear friend, Lucy, has changed her address from Ft. Smith to Heaven. She was a wonderful, generous, hard working, loving person. I have many memories to carry with me of her. I have known Lucy since before she started her business, Altus Sanitation. She worked at it like she did with her life, putting her all into it. She and I had in common, the love of our families. She loved you her sons with a love greater than for herself. Take comfort in knowing she's gone before you but will be there to greet you. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Carma Davis

Maeva Mayes

November 11, 2011

Lucy lives on in my memories.

HELEN OGLE

November 10, 2011

I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU - LUCY - YOUR FRIENDSHIP HAS MEANT SO MUCH TO ME OVER THE YEARS - YOU WERE THERE FOR ME DURING THE ROUGH PATCHES IN MY LIFE. MY PRAYERS ARE FOR YOUR FAMILY - HELEN OGLE

Bessie Thompson

November 10, 2011

Lucy was a kind and loving person all the love and care she gave my sister that lived across the street for over fifty years my sister loved her (Ruby Howard) May God be with the family at this time.