Lavada Borders, 99, passed away Friday, June 25, 2010 at River Oaks Health Campus in Princeton

Lavada was born July 1, 1910 in Gibson County and resided in Gibson and Pike counties her entire life. 

She retired in 1972 after 34 years as a school teacher, starting her teaching career at Richardson School, also teaching at Oatsville, Mt. Olympus, Hazleton and retiring from Lowell Elementary School in Princeton.  She was a life member of Atkinson Chapel Church near Oatsville and was also a member of the Retired Teachers Association.

 Survivors include her two daughters, Colleen Hunt of Francisco,Judy A. (Larry) Foust of Petersburg; four granddaughters, Ann Foust, Dawn Phillips, Kelly Korff and Lisa Grace; seven great grandchildren; four great great-grandchildren; and several cousins.

 Lavada was preceded in death by her parents, Munford and Laura (Shoultz) Watkins; four brothers, Laverne, William, Frank and David Watkins; two sisters, Goldie Dillon, Ruby Pearson; and her husband, George S. Borders in 1990.

 Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. (central) Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton, with Rev. Greg Davis officiating.  Burial will follow at Atkinson Chapel Cemetery near Oatsville

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Colvin Funeral Home.