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July 24, 1928 – Jan. 2, 2024

After a long and meaningful life, Lottie Maxine Hughes Livingston died at the age of 95 on Jan. 2, 2024 at the home of her daughter, Mary Livingston, in Opelika.

Born in Greenville, on July 24, 1928 to Julius Hughes and Minnie Ethel Cook Hughes, her early years were spent in Greenville, and she attended Greenville High School. After graduation Maxine moved to Tampa, Fla., where she trained to become a licensed dental hygienist. She married Kenneth Livingston on July 1, 1958 and through the Air Force, they traveled to Kansas, Nevada, Japan, Colorado, and Virginia before settling in the Friendship Community near Georgiana in 1973.

The joy of Maxine’s life was her three daughters, Brenda, Julia, and Mary. Throughout her adult life Maxine was an avid collector of antiques, was a skilled seamstress, excelled at making crafts, enjoyed preparing delicious meals for her family and the friends of her children, and had a green thumb. Maxine was quick witted, a skilled conversationalist, and she never met a stranger. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church since 1973 and was a long-time member of the Sprig-n-Twig Garden Club.

Maxine is survived by her daughters Julia Hutsell (Mark) of Johnson City, Tenn., and Mary Livingston (Michael Lutz) of Opelika; four grandchildren, Hannah Bradley, Isaac Bradley, Christopher Soroka (Kaitlyn), Stephen Soroka (Olivia), and Cameron Lutz; two great grandchildren, Addison and Harper Soroka; and Jo Ann Matthews who was like a daughter to Maxine.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Livingston; her daughter, Brenda Bradley (Randall); her son-in-law David Soroka (Julia); and her parents, Julius and Ethel Hughes.

Pallbearers were Stephen Soroka, Isaac Bradley, Michael Lutz, Mark Hutsell, Billy Peavy, and Jerrald Peavy. Danny Dean officiated the service.

Funeral services for Maxine Livingston were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 7 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, Georgiana. The family received visitors one hour before the service. Graveside services followed in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

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