Edwards Funeral Home

201 North 12th Street, Fort Smith, AR


Velma L. Reed

October 28, 1925December 2, 2019
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Velma Reed, 94, of Fort Smith, passed from this life December 2, 2019 in Fort Smith. She was born October 28, 1925, in Fort Smith, to the late Clyde and Louise Schuler Smith. Velma retired, after 45 years, from teaching piano and organ in Fort Smith. She was also the Organist at St. Paul United Methodist Church for 20 years, as well as the Choir Director and Organist at Cavanaugh United Methodist Church for 25 years. Velma was the widow of Arnold Reed.

She is survived by her son Larry Reed and his wife Sue of Fort Smith; granddaughter Rhonda White and her husband Jay of Van Buren; grandson Lt. Colonel (Retired) Robert Reed and his wife Lisa of Prattville, Alabama; 8 great grandchildren, Ryan Lynch, Lauren Reames and her husband Adam, Sarah Patton, A.J., Abigail and Anna Reed, Brittany White and Melissa Ledet and her husband Johnathan, as well as two great great grandchildren. Velma was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and three sisters Geneva Martin, Juanita Smith and Doris Hamblin.

Funeral services will be 10:00am Friday December 6, 2019 at Cavanaugh United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park. The family will greet friends from 5:00 to 7:00pm Thursday, December 5, 2019 at Edwards Funeral Home. Arrangements are under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Robert Reed, Jay White, Ryan Lynch, Adam Reames, Cliff Boyd and Stuart Boyd.

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  • Visitation Thursday, December 5, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, December 6, 2019


  • Committal Service


Velma L. Reed

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Joy Poole

January 7, 2020

Velma was a sweet, dear friend. She taught my son, Matthew piano for many years. He still loves music and playing. I’m very grateful for the time and effort she put in to help make him the musician he is today.
I’m out of town, but Larry, you and all your family are in my prayers. God bless you all.

David and Vicki Smith

December 11, 2019

Thoughts and prayers for your sweet family. ❤️