Melissa Pennington Gasaway, 48, of Alma died Saturday, May 27, 2017, in Fort Smith. She was born April 8, 1969, in Fort Smith. She was a homemaker and of the non-denominational faith.

Family-held memorial service was May 30 at South Side Baptist Church in Alma. Cremation is under the direction of Lewis-Roberts Funeral Chapel in Fort Smith.

She is survived by her companion, Tony Gasaway of Alma; three daughters, Kelsey Pennington, Elizabeth Gasaway and Sara Gasaway, all of Alma; a sister, Kimberly Lee of Hot Springs; a brother, Bill Pennington of Alma; mother and stepfather, Glenda and Chuck Ingalls of Hot Springs; and four grandchildren.