Lucille Elizabeth Borders Cox, 89, of Portland, Texas, died at 2:51 p.m. Jan. 30, 2011, in Corpus Christi, Texas.

The Bowling Green native was born Feb. 27, 1921. She graduated from Bowling Green High School and was a bookkeeper for Borders Pure Milk Co. She was also the owner of Grandfather’s Antiques. She was a member of Saint Christopher by the Bay Episcopal Church in Portland and a childhood member of First Baptist Church in Bowling Green. She was a daughter of the late Forest and Clara Borders and the wife of the late Glen E. Cox. She was preceded in death by a sister, Clara Jane Wilkins; and three brothers, Cleon, Omar and Daskell Borders.

Graveside service is at 2 p.m. Saturday at Fairview Cemetery. Visitation is from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at J.C. Kirby & Son Funeral Home, Lovers Lane chapel.

Survivors include nieces and nephews, Natalie Flynn and her husband, Jim, of Franklin, Tammy Grudzielanek and her husband, Gary, of Charlotte, N.C., Ricky Wilkins and his companion, Jennifer Buff, Marty Wilkins and his wife, Betsy, Terri Hewitt and her husband, Keith, Sally Wilkins and Robert D. Wilkins Jr. and his wife, Andi, Forest E. Borders, Bill Borders, Patricia Borders and Sue Carol Hall and her husband, Sam, all of Bowling Green, Harold Borders and his wife, Joyce, of Portland, Texas, Fred Borders and his wife, Gayle, of Lake Forest, Calif., Doloris Phillips and her husband, Paul, of Sun Valley, Calif., and Pamela Hilliard and her husband, Ron, of Frankfort; an aunt, Bessie Shanks of Bowling Green; a sister-in-law, Sue Borders of Bowling Green; a brother-in-law, Robert D. Wilkins of Bowling Green; and several great-nieces and nephews.

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