Bridge City 
Katie Stringer Smith, 89, of Bridge City, died Thursday, May 21, 2009, in Cypress Glen Health Center in Port Arthur.

A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Melville Baptist Church Cemetery in Melville, La.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday in Sibille Funeral Home in Opelousas, La. Mourners will depart for the cemetery at 1:15 p.m. Sunday.

Mrs. Smith was born on April 30, 1920, in Palestine, Miss., and was a former resident of Melville. She had lived in Bridge City for nine years.
She was a homemaker and member of the Melville Baptist Church.

Preceded in death by her husbands, Homer Clifton Boyd and Lawrence E. Smith; sisters, Abbie Stringer, Alice Lidell and Nellavie Stringer,
Mrs. Smith is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Robert Earl and Sharon Boyd of Raymond, Mississippi; daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth Ann and Ben Ezell of Bridge City; sister, Laverne Guion of Jackson, Miss.; brother and sister-in-law, William N. and Lorraine Stringer of Hermanville, Miss.; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be directed to Southeast Texas Hospice, P.O. Box 2385, Orange, TX 77631 or to St. Paul United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1290, Bridge City, TX 77611.