Mary “Jackie” Smith, 74, of Hillman, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, at Henry Ford Hospital-Detroit. Mary was born on Nov. 4, 1943, to the late Lail and Patricia (Armitage) Dawley in Harbor Beach, Mich. Mary married Mitchell Smith on May 5, 1984, in Lennon, Mich. They would later move north to the Hillman area. Mary was a past member of the Hillmans Lions Club and enjoyed being an active member in the VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Hillman.

She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Mitchell Smith; a step-son, Jason Smith; three grandchildren, Mykalia, William, and Joseph Smith; three brothers, Gerald Dawley of Metamora, Mich., Lail “Ken” Dawley of Rochester Hills, Mich., and Frank Dawley of Royal Oak, Mich.

Mary has been taken for cremation from McWilliams Funeral Home-Alpena. Friends and family will gather to celebrate Mary’s life on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at McWilliams Funeral Home-Alpena from 11a.m. until the time of memorial service at 2 p.m. with Rev. James Killian officiating. Online condolences may be registered at