Maxine Johnson

Maxine Zeola Johnston, 88, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., formerly of Rising Fawn, died on Wednesday, January 23, 2019.

Born January 19, 1930, in Meigs County, Tennessee, to parents John Daniel Bodine and Nora Jane Ray, she was the youngest of 11 siblings. She married James Grant Johnston Sr. on July 9, 1951, in Dade County and was a member of New Salem United Methodist Church in Rising Fawn.

Maxine was a gifted cook and took pride in preparing delicious meals for her family. She will be dearly missed and forever remembered by those who loved her.

She was preceded in death by Mr. Johnston after 53 years of marriage.

She is survived by her son James G. Jr. “Rusty” (Carol) Johnston of Fort Walton Beach; daughter Deborah J. (Stanley) Crumley of Greenville, S.C.; son Walter Daniel Boyd of Chattanooga; granddaughter Claudia L. Johnston Guntharp (Steven) and (great-granddaughters) Caroline Mae and Madelyn Catherine of North Little Rock, Arkansas.

She was laid to rest next to her husband in Hanna Cemetery on January 25, 2019.

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