Maxine Eleanor Smith Carter 71, of Gulfport, FL, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. She was born in Walterboro, SC. She was a 41 year member of Central Christian Church and was a member of the Christian Seekers Sunday School Class where she was a class officer and benevolence and meal coordinator for over 20 years. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Charles L. "Chuck" Carter, Jr.; 2 daughters, Cynthia D. Lamb, Leslie C. Thompson; 1 son, Charles L. Carter, III; 3 sisters, Peggy Simmons, Margaret Bridwell, Judy Busby; 1 brother, Michael Smith; and 5 grandchildren. Visitation will be held Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 from 5-7 PM at Anderson Funeral Home. Graveside Services will be 11 AM Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 at Beaufort National Cemetery. The family requests memorials to: Central Christian Church, 6161-22nd Ave. N.,St. Petersburg, FL 33710.