Eva Maxine Benno, age 75, of LaVergne, passed away on Tuesday, January 10, 2012, at Southern Hills Medical Center in Nashville. “Max” was born March 8, 1936 in Dickson County, the daughter of the late William T. Bissinger and Mabel Ronell Bishop Bissinger Watson. She was the wife of the late Kent Merle Benno and had worked in the Dietary Dept. at Emmanuel Medical Center in California. Survivors include her children, Leslie Tim McMillen McLaurin of LaVergne, David Drake, Jr., of CA and Jennifer Drake Cobley of CA; grandchildren, Kellsie McLaurin, Kyndell McMillen, Kayleen McMillen, Tracy Drake, Jason Drake, Amanda Oban and Toni White; 2 great-grandchildren; one sister, Margaret Martin of LaVergne and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, Maxine was preceded in death by a brother, Buddy Bissinger and brother-in-law, Dale Martin. The family will celebrate Max’s life on Saturday in LaVergne.