Continuing on our senior citizen theme this week...
Dancin’ Granny, a fan favorite at Canes games, dies
Joyce Johnston had a shy streak that seemed to magically disappear whenever the JumboTron camera found her in the stands of Carolina Hurricanes games.
The white-haired, small-town woman, born 85 years ago in Turtle Creek, W. Va., would rise from her seat when the song “Low” by rapper Flo Rida boomed through the hockey arena and delighted her adoring fans with a few slick dance moves.
Her high energy and exuberance moved the crowd, and, according to her family, the woman who became widely known as the Hurricanes Dancin’ Granny was just as moved by her many fans.
On Wednesday, Johnston died from complications of a fall. Alzheimer’s disease and aches and pains had kept her away from hockey games in recent years.