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Mrs. Alice Elizabeth Hood

November 16, 1921 ~ March 19, 2017 (age 95)
Alice Elizabeth Sykes Hood, 95, of Dardanelle, formerly of Fort Smith, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017 at the Dardanelle Nursing Center in Dardanelle. The daughter of Robert and Neomia (Thomas) Sykes, she was born November 16, 1921 in Hartman, AR. She married Eldred L. Hood, on January 31, 1942 at Pine Bluff, AR before he went overseas during World War II. Alice was a homemaker. She was a member of the Goddard United Methodist Church in Fort Smith, the United Methodist Women, and the Hilltoppers Senior Group. Alice enjoyed flower gardening, teaching Sunday School and VBS, camping, traveling and especially spending time with family. She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Maxie Beth Hood Hart; son-in-law, David Otwell; sister, Lavena Rackley; and brother, Charles Sykes.

Survivors include her husband of 75 years, Eldred "Robin" Hood of Dardanelle, formerly of Fort Smith; daughter, Rebecca Ann Otwell of Houston,TX; three grandchildren, Beth Hart Sorrells (Jamie) of Russellville, Dee Blair (William) of Magnolia, TX and Shari Kitzmiller (JR) of Magnolia, TX; two sisters, Ruby Martin of Lamesa, TX and Frances Loyd of Tulsa, OK; great-grandchildren, Vandy Moore (Keith), Melanie Cooke (David), and Jackson Sorrells, all of Russellville, Kelby Engram of Dallas, TX, Landon Engram and Bentlee Blair, both of Magnolia, TX, Michaela Kitzmiller of Waller, TX; two great-great-grandchildren, Nellie and Lindy Moore of Russellville; and numerous extended family.

Funeral Service will be held at 10:30AM, Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Edwards Funeral Home in Fort Smith. Rev. Kim Cloninger will officiate. Burial will be at Fort Smith National Cemetery in Fort Smith, AR by Humphrey Funeral Service. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service from 9:30AM-10:30AM, on Thursday, at the Edwards Funeral Home in Fort Smith. Memorials may be made to the Goddard United Methodist Church Food Pantry, 1922 Dodson Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72901. Internet obituary and on-line guest book are available at

Cemetery Details

Fort Smith National Cemetery
S 6th St & Garland Ave
Fort Smith, AR, 72901


MAR 23. 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Edwards Funeral Home

Fort Smith, AR, US

Chapel Service

MAR 23. 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Edwards Funeral Home

Fort Smith, AR, US

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