1924 - 2016 Dolly Mary Ione Lee Smith, age 92 of Silsbee Oaks Healthcare, passed away on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, where she peacefully went to eternal rest. Visitation will be held at Adams E.E. Stringer Funeral Home, 34490 Hwy 96 South, Buna, Texas on Friday, November 11, 2016 from 5PM to 8PM. The funeral service will be held at First United Methodist Church at Buna, Texas on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 2PM. Pastor Jeffrey S. Stull will be officiating.. Burial will follow the funeral at Kirbyville Cemetery on Shaw Guy Road, Kirbyville, TX. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Adams E.E. Stringer Funeral Home of Buna. Dolly was born in Bleakwood, Texas on October 24, 1924. She graduated from Kirbyville High School as salutatorian because she had moved from Newton High School her junior year, and had hoped to attend nursing school, but instead went to work building aircraft in Fort Worth, Texas for World War II. Dolly was married to William H. Bill Smith, Sr. on March 9, 1946, and they were married 65 years. Bill preceded Dolly in death on February, 10, 2012. Dolly was a devoted wife and mother to 5 children. Dolly and Bill enjoyed square dancing, church, and limited travel after her retirement from Buna Elementary School where she worked as a teacher's aide for 15 years, and was also actively involved in the First United Methodist Church of Buna as a choir member, Sunday School Teacher, Treasurer, Director, and other positions for many, many years Dolly is survived by Hardy of Lumberton, TX, Harry, Mary Kay Cole, and Susan Gay McAnelley of Buna, TX, and Larry of Kyle, TX, 12 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, a sister Betty Dilthey of Saint Louis, Missouri, a brother Leighton B. Lee of Lufkin, TX and many other family and friends. Dolly is preceded in death by father Harris Lee, mother Bertha Lee, brother William B Lee, and granddaughter Michelle Reese.
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Adam E E Stringer Funeral Home
34490 Us Highway 96 S
Buna, TX 77612
Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Nov. 11, 2016