OBITUARY

Tara Elizabeth McCutchen

May 17, 1969March 3, 2017
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Tara Elizabeth McCutchen of Fort Smith passed away on Friday, March 3, 2017. She was born in Little Rock on May 17, 1969 to Terry Don and Carolyn Ann Vines. She was preceded in death by her brother, Jeff Vines. She is survived by her husband, Joey, her two daughters, Elizabeth and Victoria, and by her parents, Terry and Carolyn Vines.

She graduated from Southside High School, where she was the Captain of the Southside Dixie Belles. After graduating from high school, she attended Kilgore College where she was a member of the Kilgore Rangerettes. She also attended Arkansas Tech University.

She was a loving and devoted mother, wife, and daughter. She loved her family with all her heart. She was taken at a young age but her legacy will live forever. She was a very talented and creative volunteer dance coach at both Trinity Junior High and Southside High School, who inspired her team to perform to a level of perfection. She taught her students that hard work would pay off in life and she molded confidence in young people. She spent countless hours volunteering to help young people as a coach and mentor, but most importantly as a friend. She saw potential in others when they didn’t see it in themselves. She was a role model for her students, who taught them respect and dignity in all situations.

Tara had a wonderful smile. She was vibrant and hilarious and could get a whole room of students laughing in a matter of seconds.

Visitation will be Tuesday, March 7, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Edwards Funeral Home in Fort Smith. Funeral services will be performed at Community Bible Church, 9201 Dallas Street, Fort Smith on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. She will be buried at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Abbott, Arkansas.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Beadles, Hank Needham, Jared Needham, Mike McAlister, Michael Whitson, and Chip Sexton.

The Tara McCutchen Memorial Dance Scholarship Fund has been set up honoring Tara's love of dance and to the lives she enriched with dance. Charitable donations should be payable and mailed to: Tara McCutchen Dance Scholarship Fund, LLC, 1622 North B Street, Fort Smith, Arkansas 72901

A receipt will be mailed to the address you provide. I'm sure Tara is smiling from above with all the wonderful comments that have been made. Thank you.

Online tributes can be made at www.edwardsfuneralhome.com.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, March 7, 2017
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, March 8, 2017
REMEMBERING

Tara Elizabeth McCutchen

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Gretchen Smallwood. (BRUTON)

May 11, 2017

JOEY, ELIZABETH, and VICTORIA,
I was not aware of TARA'S passing until I saw something online which alluded to her tragic passing.

My heart is full of sorrow for your loss! Yet, I know the thoughts and prayers of your family members, your friends, and even acquaintances, are with you to lift and to comfort you and your daughters now, and in the days to come. Tara will be missed by many, many, people who loved her, you and your precious children! ALL of you will be in my thoughts and prayers for a very long time!

Larry & Mary Ann Hammond

March 12, 2017

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

John, Michelle and Harrison Hall

March 9, 2017

Joey, Elizabeth and Victoria,
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Becky Yandell

March 9, 2017

No words can describe the sorrow I feel for you and your family.. She is a beautiful flower in God's garden now.

Sandra & Jimmy Lovell Glenda Bricker

March 9, 2017

So sorry for the loss of your loved one. Thoughts and prayers for Joey, girls, and the Vines.

Donna Gentry

March 8, 2017

Joey , Elizabeth and Victoria. So sorry to hear of Tara's death. I cleaned your house years ago in three different places and when Elizabeth was born. May God give you all peace that only he can

Phyllis Neidecker

March 8, 2017

Joey, I don't know you and your family personally but you all are very special to my son, David Rofkahr and his wife Stephanie and especially Zoey. They have nothing but wonderful things to say about Tara and your family. I am praying for you and the girls and Tara's parents for the comfort and peace that only comes from our Lord.

JEFF MAYHEW

March 8, 2017

JEFF MAYHEW A JOEY MY PRAY OR WHITH YOU

Maria Smith

March 8, 2017

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. I am deeply sorry for your loss. God bless you and comfort you with the memory of Tara that shall never be forgotten.

Maria Smith- Euless, TX

Arlen Monday

March 7, 2017

Joey our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family...May you and your Girls find comfort and peace in the Lord......


Arlen Monday and Family ( Ft. Smith, Ark)

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