Alice Georgianna Smith, 83, of Jackson, Missouri, formally of Hardy, Arkansas, died Sunday, April 23, 2017 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

Born in Pocahontas, Arkansas on October 24, 1933, she was the only child of James Franklin and Mabel (Shasshere) Weaver.   Early years were spent in Hardy and she graduated from Messick High School in Memphis, Tennessee.   She married George Walter Smith January 26, 1952.   They had been married exactly 56 years when he passed away January 26, 2008.  She was also preceded in death by her parents.

Alice is survived by 5 children, Ellen (Keith) Melson of Batesville, Arkansas, Mark (Anita) Smith of Jackson, Missouri, David (Terri) Smith of Anchorage, Alaska, Dayna (Ray) Heustis of Huntly, Illinois, and Melissa (Bryan) Hufstedler of Thayer, Missouri; nine grandchildren Audrey Melson Neal and Katherine Melson, Rachel Smith Barrett and Emily Smith, Christian and Samantha Heustis and Haileigh, Drew and Cordell Hufstedler.

Alice was a long time member of First Baptist Church of Hardy and served in many capacities including the building committee of the sanctuary.   She was also a lifelong member of the Hardy Garden Club.

Visitation is from 1 p.m. to service time, Tuesday, April 25, 2017, in Chapel A of McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.

The funeral is at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at the funeral home, with Rodney Carlson and John Lewis officiating.

A committal service will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at Baker Cemetery near Ozark Acres, Arkansas, with the Rev. Stacy Reed officiating.

Memorials may be made to Baker Cemetery Association, POB 512, Hardy, Arkansas 72542, or First Baptist Church of Hardy, 411 Church Street, Hardy, Arkansas 72542.

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  1. SO sorry for you. May God give you comfort and His peace during this time. Prayers for your family. Connie Gilliland

  2. Rusty

    Thoughts and prayers for our dear friends, Ellen and Keith Melson and the entire Smith family.
    Rusty and Fran McGhee

  3. Debbie Anderson

    Melissa, I’m so sorry for your loss. I didn’t know your Mom, but she raised you, so she must have been wonderful. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. Sheree Williamson

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I always enjoyed having bible study with Alice. She was a true inspiration.

  5. Shirley & Mike Roberts

    May your family find peace in the memories of your loved one. Prayers to the family.

  6. Kathie Stroder

    I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved mother. She was one of the most fabulous people I have ever met! It was a joy to me to serve as her CNA for almost two years. Our comfort and strength is knowing that she is in the presence and care of our beloved Savior Jesus Christ. God be with all her family

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