• Fentress Mortuary
    Fort Smith, AR
In partnership with the Dignity Memorial® network
Margaret Lucille "Lucy" Anderson Altes 1929 - 2011
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Friday, 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)
Friday, 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
Friday, 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.
Friday, 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.
Thursday, November 10, 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.
Thursday, November 10, 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.
Thursday, November 10, 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
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Lucy lives on in my memories.
Thursday, 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
Thursday, 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.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
May God provide strength and love to everyone. She was truly a ray of sunshine to many. Being a tremendous business woman and friend to all, she truly will be missed. My prayers are with you..God bless!
Thursday, November 10, 2011
All love, Lucy.
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
I shall never forget the first time I met Lucy. In 1959 my family moved from the farm to Fort Smith on Ferguson street when I was in the 8th grade. My Dad told us the "Garbage Lady" would be dropping by to collect money for garbage pickup. I envisioned some dirty looking farm woman in overalls. Boy was I surprised. Here come this neat. attractive, and friendly lady...Ms. Lucy. She became like a friend to the family as she collected personally each month for the garbage pickup. The last time I saw her she was still that friendly person who never met a stranger. Later years my husband and I became acquainted with two of her sons. Our thoughts are with you at this time. I'm sure she is busy now getting reacquainted with many of her old customers and friends. Wilma (Yancey) & Galen Black.
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
May the good Lord keep the family in His watchful arms... My sympathy to the family.
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
I am sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God send his precious spirit to uplift you during this time. Lucy will be greatly missed.
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
we remember lucy and love her and the family.She loved her family and friends
our hearts and prayers are with you all
love from sarge and carol nichols and family
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
A great part of "Cavanaugh" is no longer with us. What a friend Lucy was to everyone she knew. And she knew lots of folks. Never a harder worker than she was. She loved her family and she loved her friends . Bill, you were her rock and I know you will miss her so much. Im sorry Dennes and Rick . We will never forget her and she will truly always have a special place in our hearts. Love , Mack and Byra Burke
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
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