Edwards Funeral Home

201 North 12th Street, Fort Smith, AR


Thelma Amanda Edwards

October 3, 1920January 1, 2020

Thelma Amanda Edwards, 99, passed away January 1, 2020 in Decatur, Texas. Thelma was born October 3, 1920 in Combs, AR to Robert and Maudie (Combs) Burrell. Formerly of Bowie, she was a current resident of Roland, OK. Thelma was a homemaker, then later worked in assembly for Whirlpool Company in Fort Smith, AR. She was a devoted mother and grandmother.

Thelma is survived by her daughter, Sharon Bolton and husband Al of Bowie; grandchildren, Jeff Bolton and wife Melissa, and Jon Bolton, both of Baton Rouge, LA and Julie Bolton of Bowie, Renee Ryan of Las Vegas, NV, Jaymie Price and husband Erik of San Antonio,TX, and Jason Cox and wife Christine of Myrtle Beach, SC; son-in-law, Jim Cox of Eagle Pass, TX; ten great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Jean Rowlett and Pauline Hollingsworth, both of Fort Smith.

She is preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Forrest McClellan and Willis Edwards; daughter LaRae Cox; son, Gary McClellan; granddaughter, Kia Lynn Nauman; two brothers and four sisters.


  • Visitation Monday, January 6, 2020
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 7, 2020

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