Maxine grew up in Cannon County but has been living in Rutherford County for over 40 years. She is married to Ricky Duke and they have two children, Emily (Rob) and Nathan (Sarah) and two granddaughters, Corinne and Savannah. They reside in the Lascassas Community. She is a graduate of Cannon County High School and worked at State Farm Insurance Company for twelve years. She became a stay-at-home mom when her second child was born and later worked at Lascassas Elementary School for seven years. She joined Maples Realty & Auction Co. in June 2005. She is a member of Sanders Fork Baptist Church in Cannon County.