Maxine Whitney Smith

Maxine Whitney Smith, 74, of Eastport, passed away on July 29, 2018 at Munson Hospice House.
Max was born on Oct. 22, 1943 in Ann Arbor, the daughter of Wallace and Maxine (Garnett) Whitney.
Max was a personable lady who loved hosting family and friends. She could walk into a crowd of strangers and know them all by the time the conversation ended.
She had a love for music, especially singing and playing guitar.
On Nov. 5, 1990 in Bellaire, she married John Smith Jr., who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Susan (Fred) Davenport of Gainesville, Virginia; two granddaughters, Kirsten and Tristen Davenport also of Gainesville; eight siblings, Diane Whitney Pardee of Eastport, Mary (John) Fink of New Hampshire, along with Susan Whitney, Jeanne Whitney, Hyler Whitney, Flora Whitney (all of Traverse City), John (Colleen) Whitney of Walker, Michigan, and Rick Whitney also of Traverse City.
She was preceded in death by a son, Rick Gulley; two brothers, William Wallace Whitney Jr. and William Wallace Whitney III; as well as her parents.
A graveside service will take place at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15 at Lakeview Cemetery in Torch Lake Township.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Christian Science Society of Charlevoix, 205 Clinton St, Charlevoix, MI, 49720.
Arrangements are being handled by the Central Lake Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. Please sign Maxine’s guestbook at


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Bellaire, MI 49615
Phone: 231-533-5651
Fax: 231-533-4662
Physical Address: 
4470 S. M-88 Hwy.
Bellaire, MI 49615

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