Edwards Funeral Home

201 North 12Th Street, Fort Smith, AR


Minnie A. Nash

May 8, 1936June 10, 2019
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Minnie A. Nash, 83, of Fort Smith, passed from this life June 10, 2019 in Fort Smith. She was born May 8, 1936, in Greenwood, to the late G. Sherman and Novie Nichols Pettigrew. Minnie retired, with over 40 years of service, from Southern Steel & Wire. She never was one to shy away from hard work, whether it be at her job or in her yard. Minnie had a love for flowers and gardening. She refused to allow anyone to mow her yard, because she knew where every flower was planted. Minnie loved to dote over her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

Minnie is survived by her three daughters, Elaine Atkins of Liberty, Oklahoma, Dorothy Edmonds of Fort Smith and Lori Nash of Bunch, Oklahoma; eight grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren; her sister, Cora Grantham of Arkoma; her brothers, Merrel Pettigrew of Spiro and Tommy and Wayne Pettigrew, both of Fort Smith, as well as many adored nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Thomas Nash; sisters, Naomi Smith, Dorothy Shirley and Lavone Craig; and her brother, Sherman Pettigrew.

Funeral Services will be 1:00pm Thursday, June 14, 2019 in Edwards Funeral Home Chapel, with burial following at the U. S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith. The family will greet friends from 5:00 to 7:00pm Wednesday, June 13, 2019 at Edwards Funeral Home. Services are under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Jerry and Donnie Atkins, Billy Edmonds, Jesse and Cody Hobbs and Sean Meskus.

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  • Visitation Wednesday, June 12, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, June 13, 2019


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Angela Bowen

June 15, 2019

She was such a very good person to talk with. I grew up with lori, and billy we always were walking, or were riding our bikes, and I would always see her in her yard working! She will be greatly missed!